Dakota is National Skate Sprint Champion

Congratulations to Dakota Blackhorse von Jess on his win at the US National Skate Sprint in Soldier Hollow, Utah. His first championship title, Dakota has qualified first in several races this year and said it “Feels good to wear bib 1 most of the week.”   A few words from Dakota: A huge thanks first […]

US Cross Country Championships

The Academy’s Nordic team is competing at the US Cross Country National Championships this week in Rumford, ME. Academy athletes raced in junior and senior categories with the following notable results: Skate Sprint: Senior Men Dakota Blackhorse von Jess- 2nd Skate Sprint: Junior Men Max Christman- 9th, Nick St. Clair- 19th Classic Sprint: Junior Men Reitler […]

Nordic Update

The Nordic season has officially begun. Our Nordic Competition skiers traveled to West Yellowstone, MT during Thanksgiving week for a successful training camp and the season’s first races. According to Nordic Program Director Ben Husaby,”The team size is growing steadily and we are off to a great start with the first Super Tour results. Bella Smith, Dakota […]

Trout Lake 2011

Come join the Pacific Northwest crew in Trout Lake, Washington for a 5 day Nordic camp aimed at systematically improving your Nordic technique, fitness, strength and overall athletic preparation. The Trout Lake camp has been a PNSA tradition for 12 years- and has grown to be known as “the greatest camp ever”.   The camp […]

Nordic Camp Recap

A mix of twenty athletes and staff from across the US enjoyed 5 days of training opportunities during the Academy’s first dryland camp of the season. The PNSA Bend camp was based on the Trout Lake Model and activities included on snow skiing over lakes and meadows, rollerskiing, strength and games, and rock climbing. According […]

5 US Championship Events

Athletes from the Bend Endurance Academy Nordic Team participated in all 5 Nordic Championship events in the USA during the 2010-2011 season. The events included: US Cross Country Championships- Rumford, ME NCAA National Championships- Stowe, VT USSA Junior National Championships, Minneapolis, MN USCSA National Championships- Sun Valley, ID USSA Super Tour Finals- Sun Valley, ID […]

2011 Junior Olympic Team

Ten skiers will represent the Bend Nordic Team at the 2011 Junior Olympics in Minneapolis, Minnesota March 6-12. Pat Madden, Reitler Hodgert, Michael Widmer, Darragh Hildreth, Isabel Smith, Kelly Smallwood, Ryan St. Clair, Nick St. Clair, Colin Dunlap, and Vivian Hawkinson were named to the Pacific Northwest Junior Olympic team following the final set of […]

What makes racing FUN?

Nationals Recap by Dakota Blackhorse von Jess Overcoming adversity is a part of ski racing: two years ago in Alaska they essentially canceled US Nationals due to cold temperatures.  This year, a race was postponed and everything happened on a shortened course because there was so little snow.  Whether it’s because we have practice or […]

Nordic Team Photo

We had a large group meet at Meissner today so we were able to squeeze most of us in the frame for a team photo! Currently, we have around 100 athletes in our Youth, Development, Competition, COCC and Masters programs. With winter break, many alumni have been returning from college to ski with the team […]

Learn to Ski Day Success!

On Thursday, Dec. 16, a few TLC members joined us for a coaches’ clinic. Ben Husaby, Bill Warburton and Brenna Warburton reviewed the fundamentals of skate and classic so they would feel comfortable teaching newcomers correct technique right from the start. With the techniques being refined and new tricks evolving every year, this was a […]

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