Posted on 28 April 2011
April 28, 2011 (Bend, OR) – The Bend Endurance Academy is seeking collegiate skiers and older juniors ages 18-23 who have an interest in spending 3-4 months in Bend, Oregon training with professional coaches and a highly motivated Nordic team. The Academy offers a mix of morning and afternoon practices focusing on strength and agility training, skate and classic rollerskiing, hiking, running and exploring in the Deschutes National Forest. On snow skiing opportunities are available. Practices run Tuesdays-Saturdays from May 31 to August 15th.
The Academy relies on innovative training methods to maximize individual summer training plans and help participants reach their individual fitness and technique goals. The summer Nordic program is designed for individuals looking to succeed at NCAAs, USCSAs, US Nationals, Supertours, Junior Nationals, World Junior/U23s or other individual ski racing goals. The Academy also offers three 5-day camps throughout the summer in various Northwest locations including the very popular Trout Lake Nordic Camp scheduled for July 20-24. Academy camps connect PNSA, Far West, Mid Atlantic, and New England skiers and include current and former J1/World Junior/U23 team members and coaching staff.
Academy staff will do their best to help participants find summer jobs or internships as well as assist with home stay or housing arrangements. Central Oregon Community College offers a range of summer classes. Oregon State University classes are available as well through the Cascades Campus. This is a unique opportunity to catch up on a class, or get ahead for next year.
Contact Ben Husaby with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-678-3864. Enroll online at www.BendEnduranceAcademy.org
Posted on 22 February 2011
February 22, 2011 (Bend, OR) – The 2011 SprinterFest was held in conjunction with the US Cellular Rail Jam at Winterfest from Friday through Sunday in the Old Mill District in Bend, OR. Presented by Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy and The Center, the races featured individual head-to-head sprints on a 130m track in front of thousands of people for the women’s race on Friday and the men’s race on Saturday.
According to race director Bill Warburton, “Nordic skiing is usually a sport where skiers are way out in the forest, playing in the woods, but this weekend we got to show off the amazing skills of these athletes in front of a great crowd right downtown.” Skiers from Portland and Bend raced for cash prizes through several rounds of competition. Local athletes from the Bend Endurance Academy and XC Oregon dominated the podium both nights. High school skiers and the general public competed during the days, with Bend High winning the High School Relay competition for both Boys and Girls.
“Bend is a hot-spot for cross-country skiing in the US,” Warburton said. “The spectators got to see some world-class ski racing this weekend and Nordic skiing is growing quickly here so I hope this event helps bring more people to the sport.”
Women’s Full Results HERE.
Men’s Full Results HERE.
Women’s Individual Results
1. Berkley Baldwin, XC Oregon
2. Bria Shurke, XC Oregon
3. Brenna Warburton, Bend Endurance Academy
4. Mary Wellington, XC Oregon
5. Allie Phillips, Bend Endurance Academy
Men’s Individual Results
1. Dakota Blackhorse von Jess, Bend Endurance Academy
2. Erik Jacobsen, XC Oregon
3. Colin Mahood, XC Oregon
4. Joe Madden, Bend Endurance Academy