The last week of our nordic ski season is here. We also finally have snow, and more snow on the way! Maybe this is a good sign for next season. Here is the plan for this week.
Monday: JV Conference Championships at Elm Creek. 5k. You can pick skate or classic. The race course will be one lap of the man-made loop plus the Northern Lights Loop. This is different than the past races because of the new natural snow. It is a very nice gently rolling course to ski on. Nothing too difficult.
Race times are…
4:00 Girls Skate, followed by classic
4:25 Boys skate, followed by classic
Here are the leave times
Zimmerman: 1:30, bus leaves 1:45
Salk and Vandenberg: 1:35, bus leaves from ERHS 2:00
ERHS 1:45, bus leaves 2:00
Rogers 2:00, bus leaves 2:15
Remember, everyone is invited to come along for practice and to cheer on the JV Skiers. There is no practice at the high school. Those who are coming for practice, you can dress up and ski, much like the costume relays were in the past years. JV skiers in the race must wear the school uniforms. This is the last day for all skiers not coming to the coaches relays and state meet, so have fun skiing and enjoy the race.
Leave after school from ERHS to go to Giants Ridge for the Coaches Relays/State Meet. We have permission slips and cost for those going, some of you have them already. If you do not, get one Monday. The coaches relay is 4×3k relay, 2 classic, 2 skate.
The teams are mixed and matched among teams, for the race they are
Elk River Boys: Classic: Jadon Purcell, Alex Heidorn. Skate: Miles Olofson, Tyler Davis
Elk River Girls: Classic: Sophie Riewe, Katelyn Gramstad. Skate: Ilie Gallay, Annica Carr
Rogers Boys; Classic: Jacob Dirschel, Eliott Swanson. Skate: Joey Reshetar, Andy Huber
Rogers Girls: Classic: Anna Eich, Audrey N-C Skate: Elaina Kuhnau, Madison Mitzuk
Girls start at 1:00, Boys at 2:00
Wednesday: Race coaches relays
Thursday: State Meet! Congrats to Cheresa and Ethan!
Start times: Boys Skate 10:00, Girls Skate 11:15, Boys Classic 2:00, Girls Classic 3:00. Top 25 are All-State
Should be another great week. For those of you not going with to Giants Ridge, please go out and ski while we have the snow! Woodland trails will be awesome!
More updates will follow about end of the season events soon.
First off, conference went very well. The boys got 2nd, beating Maple Grove by only 3 points. It was a great day where everyone skied well, and a few of you skied great! 5 boys were all conference. Ethan, Tyler, Jadon, Lucas, and Alex H.
The Girls got 4th in a very tough meet, they placed 3 all conference, Cheresa, Annica and Katelyn and 2 honorable mention, Sophie R, and Anna.
Remember JV Conference was rescheduled to Feb 11th at Elm Creek. Pick your technique. 5k Skate or classic. Everyone is still welcome at practice every day until then!
This week we have Sections on Wednesday at Theodore Wirth. The time schedule is slightly different, with classic first. The skiers miss the whole day of school. Top 2 teams and top 6 individuals not on qualifying teams make it to state.
Boys Classic 10:00
Girls Classic 11:00
Boys Skate Pursuit 1:30
Girls Skate Pursuit 2:30
Here are the section teams. Remember we ski separately, Rogers and ER/Zim and we ski 7 people, with 2 alternates if they meet the level of skiing needed to race twice in one day.
Elk River/Zimmerman Boys. Jadon Purcell, Lucas Gustafson, Miles Olofson, Eliott Swanson, Matthew Binsfeld, Reid Binsfeld, Cameron Lehman. No Alternates
Elk River/Zimmerman Girls, Cheresa Bouley, Annica Carr, Katelyn Gramstad, Sophie Riewe, Ilie Gallay, Madison Mitzuk, Audrey N-C. Alternates, Elaina Kuhnau, Micah Collins
Rogers Boys: Ethan Anderson, Tyler Davis, Alex Heidorn, Jacob Dirschel, Andy Huber, Alex Reshetar, Joey Reshetar. Alternates, Joe Clausen, Hayden O’Connor
Rogers Girls: Anna Eich, Elise Ames, Ella Stritesky. No alternates
Other than Sections, here is the rest of the schedule.
Monday. Practice 2:45 at High school. Bus to Woodland Trails, short ski with short intervals. Skate. Also, wax skis for sections. We need to put a base layer on before the coaches and parents put the final layer on on Tuesday. You can wax before or after practice. Both skis, skate and classic.
Tuesday: Short ski at Woodlands. 30 minutes plus skate starts. Rest up for Wednesday
Tuesday Night: Wax Party at The Lee’s House, same time as last week. Starts at 4:00. Same rules as last time, no experience needed, we will teach you. Food and drink provided! Thanks in advance to the Lee’s for hosting again!
Wedesday: Section 5 race at Theodore Wirth. No practice for other athletes.
Thursday and Friday: Practice for everyone. 2:45 at High school. Ski at Woodlands. Workout TBD.
Saturday: Practice at Woodlands: Time TBD.