Author Archives: John Burke

Lost and Found Form Available

We have a form that you can use if you lost something at the recent State Meet or ended up with something in your possession that does not belong to you.    To submit a lost or found notice, follow this link to the Google Forms page  .    We’ll try to match up what we can and also communicate with the League if necessary to find the right partner for the equipment.   Obviously, the more information you can provide on your submission, the better.   Size, brand, color, etc are good to include.

Watch The State Meet on the Internet

We are happy to announce that the Wisconsin Nordic Ski League State Championships will be available for viewing on the internet on a live basis.  Plus, you will be able to pull up the competition later and watch it again and again.    To find the Livestream broadcast, go to Livestream Link

The Livestream broadcast is made possible by donations and contributions by several individuals and clubs.   Some of the major donors were several of the teams including  4591 Sports Development, ,Blackhawk Nordic, Madnorski, Chippewa Valley Nordic and Wausau Nordic Ski Club.    Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible.

Saturday Start List Posted

The start list for Saturday has been posted at the following link:

Wisconsin Nordic Ski League State Meet – 2019

 

You can use this site to access all results throughout the weekend.    As you may know already, the start time for Saturday has been pushed back to allow temperatures to get a few degrees warming, hopefully.   The HS Boys will go first and start at 10:00 AM.    You can view the complete weekend schedule bl clicking on the Schedule link above.

State Meet To Have Largest Field Ever!

Entries have all been submitted and it appears that we will have the largest field of skiers at the State Meet ever.   There are over 450 registered skiers that includes 146 HS Boys ad 135 HS Girls.   The Middle School will have over 175 skiers and there are two sit-ski adaptive skiers as well.   The entry lists for the State Meet have been posted on the Performance Timing website.

You can access the list at the following link:  http://www.performancetiming.com/2019/02/wisconsin-nordic-ski-league-state-meet-2019/

Start lists with start times for each skier for Saturday will be posted on Thursday evening.

Race Schedule for Saturday Has Changed

In anticipation of some cold temperatures at 9:00 AM, we are going to push the start of the High School Boys race back one hour to 10:00 AM.    To keep things moving, we will also close up the start interval for the High School races to 15 seconds as opposed to the originally scheduled 30 second intervals.   Please check the schedule for the races on our website.   Start lists for Saturday will be posted on Thursday evening.    At this time, there is no plans to alter the start time for Sunday.

Raffle Tickets Available

 

Many of our fine sponsors have donated items that will be raffled off at the State Meet once again.    You can choose to enter one for a pair of Yoko Skis donated by Finn Sisu or a for a fat bike donated by Cheqaumegon Adventure Company.   There are many other prizes that will be given away as well including two Blitz eyewear items, a Toko wax bench, a One-Way water belt and other neat stuff.  Tickets can be purchased from any WNDG member and at the State Meet.  The final drawings will be held at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday of the State Meet.    Contact John at johnbethburke@charter.net if you would like to arrange a purchase.   

Birkie’s Making Snow

November 13, 2018
Cable WI

Check out the video posted by the Birkie and Ben Popp talking about the snowmaking at the Birkie Start Area.   This is something to look forward to this coming season, not only for the Birkie itself, but for the State Meet as well.   If you want to get an early test on the snow, remember they are running their Double-Pole Derby over the Christmas break.

 

WNDG Provides Funds to Athletes/Coaches for National Trips

February 28, 2018

Several coaches and athletes that recently participated in the Wisconsin State Meet have been selected to represent the Midwest Division at the upcoming Junior Nationals trip to Soldiers Hollow in Utah and the NENSA trip to the Gore Mountain Nordic Center in North Creek, New York.   The Wisconsin Nordic Development Group will be providing $100 to each to help with trip expenses.    Please congratulate the following individuals and wish them much success in their competitions.

Junior Nationals
Soldiers Hollow
March 4-11, 2018

Athletes
Ryan Thieme  – Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team (U16)
Daniel Huhtala –  Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team (U16)
Mia Case – Lakeland Nordic Ski Team (U16)
Jackson Adler – Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team (U18)
Abijail Jarzin Ashwaubenon –  Nordic Ski Team (U18)
Isabel Seay – Peak Nordic (U18)

Coaches
Scott Putman – Head Kick Wax, Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team
Ted Theyerl – Age Group Coach, Chippewa Valley Nordic

 

NENSA U16 Championship Trip
Gore Mountain Nordic Center
North Creek, NY
March 9-11, 2018

Athletes
Nina Chosy – Madnorski
Garrett Walters – CVN
Jake Van Hefty – Lakeland

Coaches
Kris Hanson – Trip Leader, 4591 Sports Development
Bjorn Hanson – 4591 Sports Development
Charil Reis – Rhinelander Nordic