Wonder what the first State Meet looked like? Thanks to Ken and Pam Schoville, we have some idea with the newspaper clippings from the Lakeland Times with coverage of the first meet held at Winter Park. Take a look and see if you recognize any names in the list of competitors in the hand-written final results.
November 13, 2018
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.
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.
March 4-11, 2018
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)
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
Nina Chosy – Madnorski
Garrett Walters – CVN
Jake Van Hefty – Lakeland
Kris Hanson – Trip Leader, 4591 Sports Development
Bjorn Hanson – 4591 Sports Development
Charil Reis – Rhinelander Nordic
The 2018 Wisconsin Nordic Ski League State Meet is in the books and results for the weekend can be found here. The entire two days of skiing was also live-streamed on the Internet and is available for replay anytime. There is a link on the home page to find the streaming site.
Over 430 skiers participated in two days of ski racing at the Birkie Start Area near Cable WI. Individual and team awards were handed out in High School and Middle School divisions for both boys and girls. Despite some relatively cold temperatures, the skiers turned in some outstanding performances. As organizers, we want to thank all the volunteers who helped make the weekend a success.
As you know, many ski events are run with volunteer help and the WNSL State Meet is no exception. Anyone can volunteer to assist at the race and earn money for their favorite ski team at $8 per hour worked. When you check-in on race day, you just need to let us know what team your support. This is a great opportunity to involve yourself in a great event and help support your favorite team. We also will work with you so that you still get to see your favorite skiers while they are racing.
To sign up, simply go to the Sign-up.com site by clicking on the button below. You can see what jobs are available and pick your spot. Your help is greatly appreciated by the organizers and athletes.
The course for the 2018 high school races will undergo some significant changes from last year. The new course will incorporate two laps on separate courses – an A-loop (lap 1) an a B-loop. This will allow for the inclusion of some more difficult climbs that will be more challenging then the previous course and also reduce some congestion on the course when skiers on different laps overtake each other. It will still provide good opportunities for spectators to watch the the competition at multiple points on the course. You can view the course maps for both HS and MS events on the Spectator page. There is also a good map on how to get to the Birkie Start where all the races will be held.
Visitors to our site have a new way to keep up to date on the latest news by joining our State Meet email list. To add your name to the list, simply go to the home page at www.winordicski.com and click on the link in the upper right portion of the page to sign-up. It’s free and you can unsubscribe at anytime. You’ll get information on new information posted on the site as it gets posted. This will include things like schedule updates, start lists and course conditions. So do it today and don’t miss any late breaking news.
Here are some links to race results for races up through last weekend races in Wausau and Iola. If you have more to add, please let us know.
December 20. 2016
Lakeland Season Opener
Winter Park Ski Area
December 27, 2017
Spooner HS XC Invite
December 28. 2017
Hayward Double Pole Derby
January 7 & 8, 2017
Rhinelander Hodag Challenge
January 14, 2017
The Snekkevik – Wausau
Nine Mile Forest
January 15, 2017
Iola Skate Classic
Iola Winter Sports Club
Coaches and team managers, it’s not to early to think about your team pictures for the year. We will once again be creating a booklet at the State Meet with pictures of all the teams. Team pictures that are separated by High School skiers in one picture and the Middle School skiers in the other are needed. The pictures should be submitted to Sue Kort at email@example.com . Pictures need to be submitted by January 9 to be included in the booklet
The volunteer site for the State Meet has been opened and now you can signup for the positions you want. By volunteering, you can earn money for your team based on the amount of time you provide help at the State Meet. Help is needed in a number of areas, so check it out and see where you might be able to lend a hand. To see what opportunities are available, click the link below. Any assistance you can provide is appreciated and helps assure a great competition for everyone.