Tag Archives: PNSA

Weekend Update: XC, CX, Climb

Academy athletes attended competitions in Quebec City, Bozeman and Bend this past weekend. Dakota Blackhorse was the 3rd fastest American and 38th overall in the Cross Country World Cup Sprints held in Quebec City. See Dakota’s results, videos from the event or read his fasterskier.com interview. Locally, 11 cyclocross riders represented the Academy in the […]

PNSA Honors Academy Staff, Athletes

The Pacific Northwest Ski Association has selected Sam Rocco, volunteer strength and conditioning coach for the Bend Endurance Academy for its annual “Unsung Hero Award.” PNSA also selected Bend Endurance Academy Nordic skier Max Christman to receive the R. Dean Palmer Scholarship. Isabel Smith who represents both Central Oregon Community College and Bend Endurance Academy in Nordic […]

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 […]

Nordic Enrollment is Open

It’s time to sign up for a 2011-2012 Nordic Winter Program. We offer innovative programs for ages 7 to 70+. For full details, visit the Nordic page. For inspiring footage from last season, watch our Nordic Movie.

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 […]

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 […]