Thursday, February 27, 2020

Banquet Reminder

Just a reminder that the banquet is tonight, 6:00pm at the City Center, please be there by 5:45 so we can get started right away. Please read the older post on more detailed info.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Short Notice, Boys Locker Clean Out Monday

Sorry for the short notice, but I was asked if we could have the Boys get all of their stuff out of their lockers for skiing out tomorrow, Monday, after school.  We will need to keep the locks on the lockers, just empty the contents.  If there are any items left, I will clean them out and keep the contents in the ski room.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

State Meet

Congratulations to Abby Ellenbecker and Josh Thoen as they helped end the the 2019-2020 Nordic Season competing in yesterdays State Nordic Meet! As Abby was competing in her 4th State, this was Josh's first.  Both were able to show their strengths in classic and their endurance levels as they both moved up after the first races, Abby moving from 65th to 47th and Josh moving up from 94th to 80th out of 160 skiers!  It was a solid overall day despite the multiple delays and the colder weather and a good way to end the season! 

For anyone that is wanting to take their skis home for the next couple of weeks while we have the snow and your skis are in the ski room, please let me know and we can set up a time for them to pick them up.  Also, we will not turn our uniforms in for a couple of weeks as well in case there are a few that want to do a race or two, which there are plenty still available to compete in.

Thanks for the support,

State Meet Results

Monday, February 10, 2020

State Meet Change

As most have heard, due to the weather that is being predicted on Thursday, they have changed the date to Friday, but have also changed it to a later start due to the fact that it is still going to be very cold on Friday morning.   With this, the Charlie Banks Relay's were canceled all together. Below is the information that was sent out to us today with the new schedule:

MSHSL State Nordic Ski Meet 2020

The Meet scheduled for Thursday Feb 13 has been moved to FRIDAY FEB 14
 due to very cold conditions that make it impossible for a safe ski meet

Site:  Giants Ridge, Biwabik MN


9:45am           Bib Pickup and Registration

10:30am         Coaches meeting in the Lodge Basement

11:30am         Girls 5km Freestyle/Skate race, 2 skiers every 15 seconds

12:10pm         Boys 5km Freestyle/Skate race, 2 skiers every 15 seconds

                        New bibs issued for the Pursuit race

2:30pm           Girls 5km  Classical Pursuit Race

3:30pm           Boys  5km Classical Pursuit Race

Awards Ceremony after the final race


Below is the information on this years Banquet.  If there are any questions, please let me know,

2019-2020 Nordic Ski Banquet
Parents and Skiers
Here is some information for the Nordic Ski Banquet, as we look forward to this opportunity to look back at the season and recognize the athletes and the work they have done.
Date: Thursday, Feb 27, 2020
Location: Coon Rapids City Center
Time: 6:00 start time. Please be there by 5:45 so we are able to start on time!
What to bring: this is a pot luck event. It would be greatly appreciated if you could bring the following suggested items to share.

Seniors: Beverages
Juniors: Salads
Sophomores: Main Meal
Freshmen and Under: Desserts

Silverware and plates will be provided

Please account for the size of the team. We have 38 members on the team this year, and four coaches.

If there are any questions in regards to this, please let me know,
Thanks and see you Thursday, Feb. 27!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Last Week

Here we are, already at the last week of the season.  Always amazing how fast the season goes.  But, here is what our schedule for the week is:
Monday, Pastry Relays at Greenhaven.  Bus will leave by 3:20.  First skiers out will be at about 4:00.  This is a fun costume event, so we are hoping to have a lot of excitement and laughter!

Tuesday, our last practice.  Bus to Bunker will leave by 3:25, skate skiing.

Wednesday and Thursday: Charlie Banks Relays on Wednesday, State Meet on Thursday.  Abby and Josh as well as those we invited for the Relays will be leaving on Wednesday at 8:00am.  We will go over everything with those going on Tuesday.  As of right now, temps look to be rather cold on Thursday, so we will be keeping an eye on the weather and hope that we are able to keep the current schedule.  If the State High School League makes any changes, I will let you know as soon as I hear.

Thanks and if there are any questions, please let me know.  I will be sending out info on the Banquet, which is Feb 27th, tomorrow evening.


Saturday, February 8, 2020

State Start List

The Start List for State is now posted on the State High School Leagues web page and I have a link to it here: MSHSL State Start List  Abby will be the 13th skier out for the Girls Skate race and Josh will be 90th out for the Boys Skate race.

As we get closer to the meet I will put more information out.


Lakeville Results

Our Individual results are now posted on the right side of the blog. Once the Overall results are sent to us I will add those as well.

A brisk morning, colder than we have been used to, but a bright sun, made for a fun day of skiing and it was fun to see our skiers go out and have a solid day racing.

I challenging course in spots became more challenging as the day went on.  Even with a few crashes, everyone finished having skied hard and smiling! 

Top finishers on the day for the Boys went to Aaron Casey, 1st in the 9th grade race, with Peyton Martinek close behind in 2nd. Ryan Powley with a 1st place finish in the 10th grade race, while Jaxon Lahner fought hard to gain a 6th place finish in the 11th grade race.

Top finishers on the Girls side went to Ilsa Hoaglund earning 4th place in the 11th grade race with sister Zoe close behind taking 6th place.  Ava Kehr gained a 5th place finish in the 10th grade with Julia Dutton just 10 seconds behind to take 6th!

Great work to everyone!! Next up is the non-competitive, but always fun Pastry Relays on Monday at Greenhaven Golf Course.  First skiers will start around 4:00.

Thanks to those that came out to support the skiers this morning!!  The sun did feel nice even when it was colder!


Friday, February 7, 2020

Lakeville JV/Jr High Invite

Below is a link to the information for tomorrows JV/Jr High meet at Lakeville.  The meet will be at Kenwood Trail Middle School, and here is the time schedule:
7th grade Boys – 9:30, Girls 9:40
8th grade Boys – 10:00, Girls 10:10
9th grade Boys – 10:30, Girls – 10:40
10th grade Boys – 11:00, Girls – 11:10
11th/12th grade Boys – 11:30, Girls 11:40

Lakeville JV/Jr High Invite

Any questions, please let me know,

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Practice today

We will be skating today, Thursday, for practice, not the classic that was posted.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Section 5 Meet Results

Results from today's Section 5 Meet are now posted on the right side of the blog.

Congratulations to Abby Ellenbecker for qualifying for the State Meet for the 4th time, becoming just the second female in Cardinal Nordic history to qualify for her 4th State.  Abby was able to ski to a 2nd place overall finish to help the Girls team finish in an improved 7th overall place.  Lilah Gilyard had another solid day as well as she earned 19th overall in the Girls Pursuit.

Congratulations to Josh Thoen as well  for qualifying for his first State Meet as he took 12th overall and helped the Boys to a 3rd place finish.  Jared Heida moved up to 23rd place and Noah Christiansen moved up to 25th to help the Boys with one of their best performances at Sections in a number of years.

This was by far our best day on the season and the skiers improved in all aspects of their racing.  It is fun as a coaching staff to watch the improvements from week to week as well as the determination that they all had to finish their races!  It's happy to be able to see skiers move onto the State Meet and show the others on the team that it is possible as well as give them examples of what they need to do to move to the next level.

Next up is the Lakeville JV/Jr High on Saturday and then we will be on to the State Meet next Thursday at Giants Ridge.

Thanks to all of the parents and fans that made the trek out for a beautiful day and a beautiful day of skiing!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Section Meet

Below is a link to the Section Start Lists for tomorrow.  They were sent to us in Odd or Even Lane assignments.  So, those that are an odd number for their start will be on one list and those that are even will be on the other.  Also, here is the time schedule for the meet:
Girls Classic: 10:00
Boys Classic: 11:00
Girls Skate Pursuit: 1:30
Boys Skate Pursuit: 2:30

Gate 1 Girls
Gate 2 Girls
Gate 1 Boys
Gate 2 Boys

Same as last week, if you can car pool, that will work best for the limited parking.  The start and finish will be a few minute walk from the main Wirth parking lot, so plan accordingly.  The Main Chalet will not be open but the Trailhead building is available. Each team will have an area to sit, but we are not allowed to bring in crock pots and such.


Monday, February 3, 2020

Booster Meeting Tomight

A reminder that the Booster Club has their next meeting tonight at 7:00pm at the City Center.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Sections Week

Here is a quick overview on the week ahead, which is the week with the Section 5 meet at Theo Wirth and the Lakeville JV/Jr High Meet.  Plenty of fun to still be had!!

Monday, Meet after school to get ski's for the Varsity racers in Sections getting their skis waxed with us prepared and ready to be cleaned (both Classic and Skate race skis).  Work on the SkiErg to finalize some detail of upper body work.  Bus to Bunker Dog Park leaves by 3:25, Classic Skiing

Tuesday, Ski Erg work, Bus to Bunker Memorial leaving by 3:25, Skate Skiing.  Finish work on ski's for Section skiers when back from Bunker.

Wednesday, Section 5 Meet, bus leaves at 7:30.  Girls Classic at 10:00, Boys Classic at 11:00.  Girls Skate Pursuit at 1:30, Boys Skate Pursuit at 2:30.

Thursday, Meet after school to do School District Survey and then team voting (room still TBD).  Bus to Bunker Campground leaves by 3:25.  Classic Skiing

Friday, Ski Erg Work, Bus to Bunker Campground leaves by 3:25. Skate Skiing

Saturday, Lakeville JV/Jr High.  Bus leaves at 7:30:

JV/Jr High Race Freestyle
7th grade Boys – 9:30, Girls 9:40
8th grade Boys – 10:00, Girls 10:10
9th grade Boys – 10:30, Girls – 10:40
10th grade Boys – 11:00, Girls – 11:10
11th/12th grade Boys – 11:30, Girls 11:40

Any questions, please let me know,