Sunday, January 19, 2020

Week Ahead

Here is our schedule for this week.  The disciplines of Tuesday and Wednesday have been switched due to the weather being well above freezing on Wednesday, which makes finding kick wax to work more of a challenge.  Tuesday will be a classic race at Elk River and Wednesday will be a skate race at Elm Creek.
Any questions, please let me know,
Thanks
Denny

Monday: Meet at the High School at 2:30 for Weight Training, leaving for Bunker Dog Park at 3:15 for Classic work
Tuesday: NWSC Classic at Woodland Hills in Elk River (Just North of the Elk River Golf Course). Bus leaves at 2:00, Boys at 3:45, Girls at 4:15
Wednesday: NWSC Skate Pursuit at Elm Creek.  Bus leaves at 2:00, Boys at 3:30, Girls at 4:00
Thursday: Ski Erg Tourney after school, Bus leaves for Bunker Memorial by 3:25, Skate
Friday: Weight Training after school, Bus leaves for Bunker Campground by 3:25, Classic
Saturday: Bus leaves at 8:00am. Location TBD, Skate

Monday Pasta Party

Below is a message from Vicki in regards to tomorrow's (Monday) pasta party:
Change of location for Monday's pasta party (because one of mine has the flu now): Thoen household. 12229 Lily Street NW. It's a half block away, but the germs will be here, not there!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday, Saturday, Monday

There is a good chance that after school activities will be cancelled today, Friday, but we are going to make a decision before and give the skiers the day off to make sure everyone gets home safely, so no practice today.

Saturday, we are going to meet at Bunker Campground to do a classic workout. If there is anyone that needs their skis before practice that they be to the High School by 11:45 to get what they need. It will be windy, so please make sure everyone is prepared for that, with glasses being a good option to protect the eyes.

Monday we will meet at the High School at 2:30 to do our strength training and then our bus will leave at 3:15. Chances are that it will be a skate workout, with location TBD (more info on Sunday). There will also be a team pasta party after practice as well hosted by the Chrisitian’s and Thoen’s. Currently this is our only one scheduled, so let’s make sure everyone goes!!

Thanks
Denny

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

NWSC Skate Results

Our Individual and the Overall results are now posted on the right side of the blog.

The Boys team finished in 2nd out of 6 teams and the Girls were a close 5th, one point out of 4th, as both teams keep making the steps forward that they need to have their best races at the end of the season. 

Abby Ellenbecker was the top finisher for the Cardinals on the day, finishing in 4th place in the skate race at Elm Creek.  Lilah Gilyard also gained a top 20 place finishing in 19th out of 104 skiers.  Josh Thoen, 6th and Noah Christiansen 7th, helped lead the Boys as they placed 4 in the top 15 with Aaron Casey and Jared Heida taking the 14th and 15th place spots in the race of 129 skiers.

Much improvement was had by many, as the skiers continued to work on areas that they were struggling with earlier in the season, with many positives mentioned by the skiers at the end of the day. The experience and the tightness of overall skiers on the Boys team is continuing to show every meet, while the youth and inexperience of the Girls team is turning in to solid efforts that will help the team at the end of the season as well as a solid building point for next year.

Thanks
Denny

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Week of Jan 13

Below are the details for this upcoming week.  We only have a couple of weeks left of the regular season meets then we get to the bigger meets for both Varsity and JV/Middle School.  Time flies by when you are having fun!! Let's stay healthy and finish off the season strong!!

Monday: Weight Training after school. Bus to Bunker Memorial leaves by 3:25, Skate, Group 1 will be leading technique work
Tuesday: NWSC Skate race at Elm Creek.  Out of class at 1:40, bus leaves at 2:00.  Tentatively the Boys are going at 3:30 and the Girls at 4:00.
Wednesday: Bus to Greenhaven Golf Course in Anoka leaves by 3:25.  Skate Day
Thursday: Bus to Bunker Campground leaves by 3:25, Classic, Skiers Choice on technique help
Friday: Weight Training after school. Bus to Bunker Dog Park leaves by 3:25, Classic
Saturday: We are tentatively planning a harder Skate workout at Theo Wirth, with the bus to leave at 8:00am.  We will monitor how everyone is doing as well as the weather and decide when we get closer to the end of the week.

Thanks,
Denny

Panera Fundraiser Monday

Reminder: Monday, January 13 (tomorrow!) is our fundraising night at Panera Bread in Coon Rapids from 4:00 - 8:00. The packet you were given at the start of the season said Chick-fil-A, but it has been changed to Panera Bread. You can bring the flier or show the flier on your phone, and it works for dine-in or take-out. Thanks!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

ABC Relay Results

Our Individual and the Overall meet results are now posted on the right side of the Blog.  So everyone is aware, we only scored the A and B teams fro each school that was there today, so not all of our teams are in the results as well as those individuals.

Despite colder temps, the sun was shining, the winds were down, and the excitement levels were high as we got the opportunity to enjoy another fun and exciting ABC's Invitational Relays!!  With some of the tops teams and individuals in the State participating, the Cardinal Skiers went out, competed, and held their own for a positive step forward in their development for this season.

Leading the way for the Cardinals was the 3rd place finish in Skate for Abby Ellenbecker.  Lilah Gilyard continues her improvements and rise as she was able to gain a solid 10th place finish in the Classic race, as the both of them, Akala Lowe and Josie Ingvaldson took the Girls team to a respectable 11th place team finish.  The Girls team showed a lot of improvements and all of the Girls fought hard in their races!

The Boys A Team had a thrilling race to the line as Jared Heida and Roseville crossed the line at the same time to finish in a solid 7th place team finish.  Josh Thoen got the team off to a good start with a 9th place finish in Classic, Ricky Petroff helped with a 22nd place in Classic, and the Noah Christiansen was 15th and Jared 16th in Skate.  The Boys overall team had another positive step forward and competed well against some of the best teams in the State.  There is a lot of work left to do, but they are heading in the right direction.

Thanks for all of the help from all that were at the meet today! There is a lot that goes into putting a meet together and one that has a different energy level to it makes it more of a challenge.  All of the help that is given helps the race run smooth and helps the event have a fun feel to it!

Thanks
Denny