Feb 062017

Updates for February 11-12+:

Online registration for the Sat, Feb. 11 WINONA FOREST TOURATHON (12k, 25k, or 50k ) is extended & will now close Wed., Feb. 8 at 5 pm. Day of race registration also available. Coverage should be good: 10′ of snow fell over the past week. The sleet should firm up the tracks and make for an enjoyable tour. register here

The Sun., Feb. 12 HURT-athon is now the last Wilkinson Cup Series race (before NYSSRA Championships) with double points and percent back scoring in the series. Online registration closes Thur., Feb. 9 at 5 pm. register here

-HURT has put together some awesome prizes randomly assigned to your bib #!

Registration is live for the Glenville Hills Classic, Which has relocated to Saratoga Biathlon this year and will be a skiathlon format. In the event that weather prevents us from holding the race Saturday, February 18. More laid back citizen racers are welcome too! skiing the classic portion just behind the lycra clad racers is a fun way to get a a timed 5K!

The race will become a skate race and move to Monday February 20th at Maple Ski ridge where the alpine mountain has been holding training days and section races 4-7 PM each Monday. Just ask section 2 skiers. It is a fast fun challenging course.

NYSSRA Champs registration is open,  NYSSRA is running the event, and will be modifying the traditional format. We will hold the distance race Saturday and relays Sunday. Plenty of prizes through a raffle such as a wax form and poles as well as small items, and end of season awards.


CONGRATULATIONS to all 112 NYSSRA Nordic athletes (Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing and Ski Orienteering) that competed in the 37th Empire State Winter Games. Although we were a small part of this years’ 2,200 athlete field, competition was spirited and the camaraderie of the Nordic community was evident.

It’s widely known that NYSSRA Nordic athletes and their families rarely participate in Thursday night’s opening ceremony. Just not realistic to arrive in Lake Placid on Thursday night for this special experience at the Olympic Center.

This year, a handful of NYSSRA Nordic athletes marched on to the ice behind the three signs.


The weekend’s “hero” category of performers included coaches, parents, family members, race organizers, the Dewey Mt. / ORDA Mt. Van Hoevenberg / Cascade XC Center venue folks, and volunteers that made eight different races happen. THANK YOU.

As for racing, add them up for a total of 288 race performances in three days. May be not quite like other years, but still impressive. There were performances, GREAT performances and STELLAR performances. It’s often said “everyone is a winner unto themselves.” You decide. Just look at the results.

Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing (via Webscorer, Inc.) and Ski Orienteering are summarized on the ESWG RESULTS page. As always NYSSRA results and Points can be found on our main page.

HURT’s season long streak ended dramatically as NYSEF and Peru Nordic used Home field advantage to bump the HURT squad down to 3rd on the podium for this racing block.

Scroll through a sampling of medal ceremony recipients below.

Friday night’s Freestyle 2K Prologue U18 medalists: G: Anna Wiedmann, S: Emily Atamanchuk, B: Julianne Burns





Freestyle 2K Prologue U16 medalists: G: Jessie Izzo, B: Alex Fragomeni, S: Van Ledger

Freestyle 2K Prologue M4 Medalists: S: Steve Crafts, G: Chris Rose, B: Scott Brown

Saturday’s Classic Race U18 medalists: G: Anna Wiedmann, S: Emily Atamanchuk, B: Eve Schoen. At right, XC race director Larry Wilkinson.

2017 NYSSRA Nordic/ESWG TourNADO World Champions of the Empire State.

Saturday’s Biathlon Sprint M50 medalists: B: Brian Weighaus, G: Sean Halligan, S: Gary Brackett







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