Nordic News

Falun Nordic World Ski Championships

Nordic raceThe Falun Nordic World Ski Championships began February 18.  The schedule of events is here and you can download the interactive apps.  Below are video invites from Kikkan, Jessie and Liz that are posted on YouTube.

Please pass this info to your friends and families and post it on social media. We are trying to raise awareness of this great event and increase US viewership so we can make a case to USSA to get future cross country events on NBC TV.

 

Video invite from Kikkan Randall

Video invite from Jessie Diggins

Video invite from Liz Stephen

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Fun BKL Skiing

Glimmers from the setting sun

Glimmers from the setting sun

BKL fun with costumes

K/1 “Sliding Penguins” at Garipay Field

With BKL, we have been having a lot of fun skiing in the great snow at Garipay Field.

Thanks to the Dartmouth Cross-Country Ski crew for doing such a great job with grooming.

Don’t forget to come out to the Silver Fox Trot on Saturday Feb. 14 – race yourself or cheer the racers on!

 

Last week, we enjoyed fresh powder skiing!

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NH High School Ski Jumping Meet

Ten New Hampshire schools brought their ski jumping teams to Oak Hill to compete on the evening of January 28.  A glowing path of ice candles guided the spectators towards the jumps, where a good crowd gathered to cheer on the competitors.  Hanover High School won the competition with 388 points, and 4 jumpers in the top 10.  The event was well organized, and a lot of fun to watch! Thanks to Tihana Strnad for the photos and videos.

 

Andrew Kazal, Hanover, 5th place

Sam Hasting, Hanover, 3rd place

Asher Brown, Hanover, 2nd place

 

Roger Burt Memorial Jump Performance Records

Ryan Cutter (Hanover) 35.0 meters HHS Meet, Jan 28, 1999
Chris Rydel (Concord) 34.5 meters Ford Sayre Meet, Jan 23, 2011
John Kelly (Hanover) 34.0 meters State Championship, Feb 12, 1996*
Jon Farnham (Hanover) 34.0 meters State Championship, Feb 18, 2000
Chris Lamb (AOC) 34.0 meters Ford Sayre Meet, Jan 18, 2004
Jeff Colt (Hanover) 34.0 meters HHS Meet, Feb 1, 2008
Chris Rydel (Concord) 34.0 meters HHS Meet, Jan 26, 2011
James McCluskey (Hopkinton) 34.0 meters** HHS Meet, Jan 28, 2015
Jake Risch (Kennett) 33.5 meters State Championship, Feb 12, 1996
Brian Farnham (Hanover) 33.5 meters HHS Meet, Feb 4, 2002
Cooper Dodds (Hanover) 33.5 meters HHS Meet, Feb 1, 2008
Parker Haynes (Kennett) 33.5 meters HHS Meet, Feb 1, 2008
Luke Daniels (AOC) 33.5 meters Ford Sayre Meet, Jan 24, 2010

*Valley News wrote that this 34 meter jump broke a “decade old” record of Jim Holland’s
**Originally recorded as 34.5 meters but distance stakes found to be greater than 0.5 meter off

 

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US National Masters Championships 2015

Ford Sayre Masters Club had a great showing at the Masters Cross Country National championships at Craftsbury, Vermont on January 29.  Congratulations to Chris Nice, Jonathan Chafee and Rick Powell for winning their age groups in the 10K Freestyle.  Notable mentions are Bryce Wing for a very fast time in a competitive age group category.   Bravo to all the Upper Valley skiers who participated.  Full results

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BKL Paintball Biathlon Practice

On Thursday afternoon, BKL kids had a change to try out biathlon target shooting in a test range set up on Garipay Field.  This is in preparation for the Mountain Top Paintball Biathlon on Sunday.

Thanks to Dennis Donahue, Heidi Lange, and Joe Galanes for making this possible.

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