Feb 092018

This upcoming Monday we have the costume relays at Elm Creek. You can have teams of 2 or 4. Everyone skis one lap around the man made loop at Elm Creek.

The meet starts at 4:00 for Boys and 4:20 for Girls.

We will be leaving after school from ERHS at 2:45, just like a regular day of practice, so everybody get down to the locker rooms quick to change and grab your skis.

UPDATE: Rogers middle school you will get out at 2:45, we will pick you up at 3 at Rogers high school, the normal spot, on the way to Elm Creek.  Salk will get out at 2:10, walk over to ERHS to get on the 2:45 bus.

It should be a lot of fun!

Feb 042018

Sections week is finally here! We are all gearing up for the race Wednesday and hoping for as many state qualifiers as possible. The current forecast calls for an overnight low of -1 and a high of 16, so prepare appropriately. Make sure we dress with the right layers to race at that temperature and do a good warm up to get our muscles ready to go.

Important dates: Monday/First thing Tuesday: Section athletes wax skis with Rex LFG. We have already waxed with the cold powder green wax mix to harden our bases, now we will put on the graphite layer like last week as prep for the coaches/parents waxing on Tuesday.

Tuesday: Wax party for coaches and parents at the Lee’s house in Nowthen. We had great turnout last week and lots of help. The schedule is the same as last week, starting at 4PM, food provided. Again, if you are new to waxing, we can teach you. All help is appreciated, even if you can only come for a short while. Every small thing counts into making our kids skis as fast as possible and giving them the best chance for success Wednesday.

Wednesday: Section meet at Theodore Wirth. Time schedule and athletes are posted below. Come out and support if you can, we want as many people cheering Elk River/Zimmerman and Rogers as possible!

Feb 022018

Here is a great blog post by Jesse Diggins. Coach John Kallemeyn found it earlier today and wanted to share it with everyone.

This is really incredible leadership. It is one thing to whisper your goals to your support circle. It is quite another to publish them for the world to read.


Feb 022018

The section 5 nordic ski meet is fast approaching. It will be next Wednesday at Theodore Wirth. Below is the time schedule and names of 7 team members and 2 alternates. Remember, we are two teams at sections. Rogers is one and Elk River/Zimmerman is the other. We will be leaving at 7:00AM on Wednesday from ERHS, Load at 6:45AM.

Girls 5k Classic       10:00

Boys 5k Classic        11:00

Girls Skate pursuit         1:30

Boys skate pursuit          2:30

Awards                              4:00

Elk River/Zimmerman Girls Team

Cheresa Bouley, Addie Hohlen, Kaja Montplaisir, Katelyn Gramstad, Ilie Gallay, Annica Carr, Lauren Lee

Alternates: Sophie Riewe, Alexi Jacks

Rogers Girls Team

Anna Eich, Elise Ames

Elk River/Zimmerman Boys Team

Noah Haaf, Noah Adams, Jadon Purcell, Carson Pixley, Mitchell Muniz, Espen Olsen, David Schwappach

Alternates: Matthew Binsfeld, Eliott Swanson

Rogers Boys Team

Ethan Anderson, Tyler Davis, Alex Heidorn, Kenny Peterson, Joey Reshetar, Hayden O’Connor, Andy Huber

Alternates: Jacob Dirschel, Joe Clausen

Feb 012018

Saturday practice will be at Elm Creek at 10AM. We will be classic skiing and doing a few short intervals, more like pick-ups, to fine tune for the section meet next Wednesday. We are skiing really well right now as a team and are the coaches are looking forward to the weeks ahead!