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Bend Endurance Cycling 2011

2011 Cycling Spring Update:  We held our initial cycling meeting at our office: 7pm, Wednesday, March 9th. The meeting outlined our vision of the direction the Academy’s cycling programs will take as well as how our programs relate to other opportunities for juniors in Bend. We covered: Bend Endurance Academy Programs XC Mountain bike – starts […]

Are you lucky?

And the winners are……..the athletes! To everyone who participated in our first Academy Raffle– thank you!  We raised $1,545 which will allow us to maintain our fleet of loaner ski and bike equipment for families in need and build a rack for the red van! Winners can pick up their prizes at noon on Feb 26th or […]

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 […]

Nordic SprinterFest: Feb 18-20

All skiers welcome! Cross Country Sprint Races in Downtown Bend. The Nordic SprinterFest races are redesigned for 2011 and include races for individuals, high school teams and open relay teams.The races will circle the perimeter of the US Cellular Rail Jam. Please join us for this fun, high energy, spectator friendly event! Check out the […]

Nordic Race Results

Bend Nordic skiers concluded a week of racing with notable results at the US National Championships in Rumford, ME. Highlights from the week include Dakota Blackhorse von Jess’ 5th place finish in the Skate Sprint at US Nationals as well as his 11th place finish in the Classic Sprint. Darragh Hildreth, Reitler Hodgert, and Pat […]

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!

Join coaches and athletes from the Academy for a community wide Learn To Ski Day! Dec. 18, 1-4 p.m. Virginia Meissner sno-park.  Come early to register and be assigned a coach; for nordic skiing newcomers only; free, but donations for trail grooming accepted; bring own equipment or rent beforehand; sno-park parking permit required; hosted by […]

American Birkebeiner Supports Academy

The Bend Endurance Academy’s Nordic Youth Club has been awarded a $500 Young Skier Development Grant from the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF). The ABSF recently awarded $15,000 to programs around the country targeted to youth skiers. “We received applications from 51 programs and awarded funding to 20, most of which are new or expanding […]

West Yellowstone 2010

Dakota Blackhorse von Jess brought his game face to the SuperTour Sprint Showdown in West Yellowstone, placing 10th in both the skate and classic sprint time trials. A handful of Bend Endurance Academy Nordic skiers will be racing this week. Results will be posted here. FasterSkier’s complete selection of race faces is available here. More team […]