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

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


2018 State Meet Results

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.

Conference Meet Results

Conference Meets were held this last week for two conferences; the Northern and Southern.   The Central Conference was not able to hold their meet last night due to the lack of snow at the Reforestation Camp.  The Southern Conference held their meet in conjunction with the Badger State Games using the 7K Freestyle race for this purpose.   The Northern Conference held their meet in the Cables at the Birkie Start area near Cable.   The top finishers in the High School Boys and Girls races have the opportunity to earn a top seed for the first race of the State Meet.  Results can be found at the following links:



State Meet Gear is Available!!!

You can now order some State Meet apparel and have it waiting for you when you arrive at the State Meet in a few weeks.   You can download an order form and just follow the instructions and the items will be waiting for you at the merchandise area.    Below are some small images of the items.


Volunteer Registration is Open for State Meet

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.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com