Highland Park Cross Country
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Boys team takes 3rd at state!


Wednesday - Feb 22 - Uniform Turn In and Ski Shack Cleanout
1. Meet in Coach Moening's Room at 2:05
2. Sign Thank you notes - in room 3303
3. Turn in Uniform - in room 3303 (jacket and spandex)
4. Turn in Rollerskis - in room 3303
5. Go to Ski Shack - turn in skis - help clean
We should be done by 3:30. $10 late fee if you don't turn in your uniform or equipment. Contact your coach if you have questions.

Don't wait until summer to start training again! Optional run tomorrow, meet at 2:20 in the fieldhouse.

2016 Birkie Video Great 2014 Video
Coach Jandro's Favorite Song

HP Highlights - Mayor's Challenge Junior National Qualifier
Molly - 2nd Place U14 Classic 3K
Gabe - 5th Place U18 Sprint
Erin - 4th Place U18 Classic 10K
Addie - 9th Place U14 Classic 3K
Maeve - 16th Place U16 Classic 5K
Henry - 8th Place U20 Classic 10K
All of these skiers raced on Saturday and Sunday in very interesting conditions at Wirth Park with lots of klister. Gabe won his semi-final sprint and challenged the state's best skiers in the final. Unfortunately, Gabe also had an epic crash on Sunday. Final Standings for the Season - Erin made the Midwest JN Team and will be racing at Lake Placid in March.

Summer Training options for Nordic Skiers
Minneapolis Ski Club - Coach Brochman
Endurance United
Loppet Nordic Racing
Rollerskis will be issued in March once we get them cleaned up. We charge $50 for summer rental.

Checking off a couple goals
Voting for Team Awards (deadline to vote is Wed Feb 22)

State Meet Coverage at Skinnyski
Pioneer Press Coverage and Photos HP article
Boy's take 3rd place at state!
Top 10 Finishers: Erin, Harry, and Gabe
HP Photos from Leslie Dwight

Boy's Photos
Girl's Photos
Miscellaneous Photos

Important Dates
Wed Feb 22 - All Skiers - Clean out Ski Shack and turn in uniforms
Tue Feb. 28 - Risk It For The Biscuit InvitationalWed Mar 1 - Prospective Varsity Skiers Meeting 2:05 in Coach Moening's Room (if you hope to ski varsity next year) Homework
Tues Mar 14 - All Skiers - Banquet at Degidios

Team Banquet Info
The HP Nordic Ski Team Banquet will be on Tuesday March 14 at Degidios Restaurant, 425 W. 7th Street.
The banquet will start at 6pm.The cost for each person is $18. Please bring cash or checks to the event and pay when you arrive. CHECKS NEED TO BE MADE OUT TO DEGIDIOS.Please respond to this quick survey by MARCH 1 so we can have an idea of how many will be attending.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/723FD3F
A Bunch of Great Section Photos and Videos from Gordy Meyers
Sections Photos: Girls Skate, Boys & Girls Awards
Sections Videos: Boys Skate Start & Finish, Boys & Girls Awards
Conference Photos: Girls Post-race, Boys & Girls Awards
Conference Videos: Girls Classic, Girls Skate, Boys & Girls Awards

Boys Section Video Girls Section Video (phone ran out of storage during girls' pursuit)
Costume Meet on Monday has been canceled. Not enough snow.

Nordic Ski - Weekly Practice Schedule

Sign up for the Risk It For The Biscuit Invitational on Feb. 28. Open to all skiers (parents too!).

History of HP Places at the State Meet
History of HP Places at the Section Meet(updated)

Running Track This Year? Consider running after school with your teammates! Meet at the Field House at 2:25 on Mondays-Fridays for some LSD (Long Steady Distance) runs to get ready for the season! -Sid

Congrats to the Boys and Girls Section Champions!

Overall Results
SkinnySki Coverage (Section 3) - results and photos (coming soon)
Lisa Leo Classic Boy's Photos Girls Photos
Leslie Dwight - Photos Berit Nelson Photos
Section Photos
Amarah's Dads Photos

In an upset - the Boys Section Team win the Gold Academic Award! The Girls win Silver. Anna Engelhardt wins All State Academic!

Conference Championship video: boys girls (link fixed)

The Ski Whisperer
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KJ can jump?


HP Nordic on the Prep45 Sports Show
http://prepspotlight.tv/MSHSL/SpotlightShow
starts at about 19:30
Keep up with Highland TF: highlandparktrack.wikispaces.com

Results from JV Championship - Congrats to the boys and girls team and Ian Boylan and Lauren Mendoza
Lisa Leo Photos
Photos from JV Championship (not quite Lisa Leo quality)

The parent fundraising committee has an update on our progress to date and has created a short //**parent**// survey to help us gauge interest in our proposed fundraising opportunities. Please take a moment to read the update and then answer a few brief questions in the survey. We appreciate any feedback you can share with us by Feb. 6th.

Note to A/B squad skiers and parents: After the JV championship meet, practices will be optional. As of now, we have no scheduled practices since there is not skiable snow. Keep checking the wiki -- if we get snow, there will be optional practices for A/B squad.

Note to JV skiers and parents: After the JV Championship meet, there will be no more meets (other than the costume "race"). JV skiers are encouraged to attend all varsity practices until the season ends. For any practices not at HP, e-mail coach Will if you plan on attending.


Fun Spring Run (for those not running track) Chase the Snowman

Section Rosters - boys girls
Seven skiers race at sections: Alternates are: Libby, CK, Nat, Collin

Conference Championship Results
Congrats to the Boys and Girls Conference Champions.
A few photos starting to come in (link fixed)

Coaches were asked to put together a team wish listby the parent fundraising group

Read about stone grinding. Boulder Nordic will be running a batch starting Monday, January 30. Varsity skiers may want to consider getting your skis looked at to see if they are due for a grind. Right now is the best time prior to sections and state.

Updated Team Results Boys Girls
Boys get a nod in the rankings.

Important: After the season ski races

Rennet Results
Boys and Girls Rennet teams were overall champions! Congrats to all Rennet skiers.

Socks are going fast. Bring Gabe 8 dollars before they are all gone!

Note for skiing in warm conditions: Make sure to wipe your bases dry when you're done skiing. Standing water can damage the bases.

Training when snow is lacking

Erica's Maplelag video

Henry Sibley Results Lisa Leo Photos
Henry Sibley Videos: Varsity Girls Mix Boys V1 Boys 2nd Finish
Baker Results

Wirth - Classic Striding Technique Video (and no pole double pole)

Elm Creek Results - Girls Boys

HP Ski Team featured in the news.

Girls: we've been asked multiple times to keep skis out of the locker rooms. The janitors can't clean the locker room with all your skis in the way. Keep skis in the ski shack.

South Suburban 5K Skate at Hyland - Results

Congrats to Erica Meyers! She is Highland's Triple-A (Academics, Arts, Athletics) Winner.

Lisa Leo Photos from the 5K race at Hyland

Protect your lungs from the cold air - these are cheap and work great.

Rennet festival lineup and info.

Thanks to all the parents that helped out at the Loppet Invite!
Split sheet for the relay's from Joey's dad
Gopher Events - finish line photos

Nice skiing at the Loppet Invite - Varsity boys win with a strong team effort.
Overall team results: Boys Teams Girls Teams
Top ten finishers include:
Harry - 2nd in skate 5K
Erin/Anna E 2nd in sprint relay
KJ and Joey 3rd in the sprint relay
Molly 4th in skate 5K
Ben EM and Henry 7/8 in classic 5K
Erica 8th in classic 5K
Skinnyski coverage with results and photos here.

Marine O'Brien Ski Race - this is a fun citizen's race. Think about registering and racing.

Hyland 5K Classic - results Team Results Boys Girls
Photos - thanks to Jon Sage-Martinson

Visit Henry Snider's CaringBridge site here

Wax Truce - read and follow. Note: glide waxing this week is easy. Teal.

Ed - the 85 year old Marathon Racer

Lucid Dreaming and Athletics

Racing on Artificial Snow

Watch the Battle Creek Technique Videos
Technique Video thanks to Gordy Meyers
Technique Video - thanks to Berit Nelson

Battle Creek 5K Skate Race: Team Results Boys Girls
Overall Results Nice skiing!
Photos - thanks to MPJ
Technique Video thanks to Gordy Meyers
Technique Video - thanks to Berit Nelson

Wax Clinics at BNS

SEC Results Girls Boys - 9K Continuous Pursuit Elm Creek
Skinnyski - Girls Boys
TCNSC Results - 5K Skate Como
Skinnyski Rankings - Round 1

Maplelag photos.

The Science of Snowflakes - factor that into your next wax job
The Thinking Person's Sport

Highland Invite: Team Results Boys Girls Overall results.
Photos from Lisa Leo

Coach Ristau selling some ski gear.

Rollerski Time Trial Results

Meet The Unknown Woman Taking The Ultra World By Storm
related article

Nordic Skier Gear
Closeout on Merino Wool - HP Nordic Hats - in room 3303 - $10

Technique Video from Dec 5

Watch this double pole progression

Skate/Classic Rollerski Video from Nov 29
World Cup - Diagonal Stride V2

Photos from the Highland Turkey 5K
Lisa Leo Turkey 5K photos

Time to start waxing skis. If you have never waxed skis this is a good starter kit. The ski shack will be open for waxing next week and we will have waxing demonstrations. How to wax skis. The team provides kick wax, skiers provide their own glide wax.

Erin is a Wildcat?

Fantasy Skiing
Noah Hoffman (US ski team) is running this event for the second time. Tons of awesome prizes and a good way to follow the best skiers in the world. Sign up here. We have a league, Highland Park Nordic. Password is: Scots.

Skate Rollerski Results

Watch a Divison 1 CC workout

Time Trial Results and Photos
Bubble Sort Results

Erica's Video - for the cross country season

Nike Regional Photos - thanks to Jon Sage-Martinson

Fitness Test Results will be posted here on Wednesday

Banquet Photos - thanks to Lisa Leo
Banquet Slideshow

Results from Nike Regionals in South Dakota. We had boys in open invite #2, girls in open invite #2, and girls championship.

2016 CC Results Filed Away

Varsity/JV Skiers - thinking about adding JNQ races should read this and look at the schedule. These races are great for skiers of all ages. More info from EU.

Nordic Skier To Do - practice starts Monday, Nov 14 - brad.moening@spps.org
1. Read this Basic Ski Team Info and Team Organization
2. Turn in your athletic forms , physical and $80 fee to the high school athletics director before the first day of practice. Bring yellow receipt to Coach Moening.
3. [[#|Fill out]] your emergency contact information here.
4. To rent school skis - give ski rental form and fee to Coach Moening (high school room 3303)
5. Go to Maplelag - our Winter Trip - paperwork and info
6. Figure out what we are doing the first week of practice - Nordic Ski Weekly Schedule
7. Nordic Ski Team Parent Meeting - Thursday Nov 10, 5:30 pm in Room 3303
8. Watch some video (everyday)

Minnesota State Cross Country Meet
Boy's Results Girl's Results Pictures from Laura Donovan

Racing Effectively - for nordic skiers, but works for runners too

Thinking about running or skiing in college?
http://www.scholarshipstats.com/crosscountry.htm
http://www.scholarshipstats.com/skiing.html

Shaping Your Future - Bryan Fish US Ski Team Training Summary
Two Unconventional Ways to Improve Your Nordic Skiing

Core Strength WorkoutNordic Strength WorkoutsWeightroom workouts Track Strength Workouts
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On [[#|a tablet]] or [[#|phone]] at: wfnu.caster.fm.
Or they can [[#|listen to]] a podcast after the show: https://www.mixcloud.com/mike- altobell-resendez/
The show is [[#|live]] starting at 10:00am on Saturday.
Andrew Poffenberger, the Endurance United [[#|Executive Director]], has developed an [[#|online petition]] that we and disperse to generate support for the project. The link for the petition is https://www.change.org/p/ minnesota-state-house- minnesota-state-senate- minnesota-governor-mark- dayton-make-snow-east-metro? recruiter=359314156&utm_ source=share_for_starters&utm_ medium=copyLink.
Team Banquet
Wednesday Feb 24 at Degidios.
6:00 pm to about 7:30
$17 per person
Who: skiers, parents and siblings invited
RSVP here - bring a check to the banquet made out to Degidios

NORDIC PARENT POTLUCK INFO. Sat, Feb 27, 5:30pm

Team Banquet - RSVP by Friday, Feb 19
Wednesday, Feb 24 at Degidios.
6:00 pm to about 7:30
$17 per person - make your check out to Degidios - bring it to the banquet.
Who: skiers, parents, and siblings invited

[[#|Uniform]] Turn In, School Ski Return and Shack Cleanout - Feb 24 at 2:15. All skiers need to attend. We should be done by 3:30. Meet in [[#|basement]] to turn in uniforms first with the Athletic Director.
NORDIC PARENT POTLUCK INFO. Sat, Feb 27, 5:30pmVarsity Girls Ski Team - save March 22, 5:45 pm for the School Board Recognition of Conference Champions. More details to follow.congratulations shout-out to the following Nordic [[#|team members]] who were named to the Ordway All-City [[#|Orchestra]] and Band, as determined by [[#|audition]].
Orchestra:
Tessa, [[#|Abram]], Cat, Gabe, Tristan, Soren, Linnea, Ian, Nat
Band:
Isak, Mackenzie, Liam, Erica, Alec, [[#|Caleb]]
I could list their instruments, too, if you want.
Nat and Erica are first chair in their sections, Tessa, [[#|Abram]], Cat and Gabe are all 1st Violin, in that order.
Concert at the Ordway the evening of April 19.
Weekly Training log
Rollerski Checkout - we have many skiers requesting rollerskis. If skis remain by March 25 we will add more skiers to the list. Bring in the checkout form and $50 [[#|rental]] fee by March 25. We have a number of skiers that also want skis, so if your name is here and you don't want to rent skis please [[#|email]] Coach Moening.Registration: April 18, 6AM to May 23, 11PM - this gives the owners some time to prepare, and you can make announcements in the week leading up to registration closure. No late [[#|registrations]].Competition: June 4 (Saturday), midnight - August 12 (Friday), 11:59PM
!Fantasy [[#|Fitness]] News: Tate as agreed to help run the Fantasy [[#|Fitness]] [[#|contest]] again. This draft will be Wednesday, May 25 at 2:05. We are looking for potential "owners". If you'd like to be an owner contact brad.moening@spps.org
Owners: FFA, Jack J, Ian, Joey, ...........