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Season start up- Tuesday, Nov. 13th!
Nov 6, 2018, 1:25 pm

There are only Three Rules on this Team. 

1. BE A GREAT PERSON.  2. BE A GREAT STUDENT.  3. BE A GREAT ATHLETE.

In that order.

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Update as of Monday, Nov. 12th.

* VETERAN SKIERS: Bring classic rock skis for first day of pratice- Tuesday, Nov. 13th.  Bring running shoes too. 

* NEW & 2ND YEAR SKIERS:  Equipment will be issued.  Bring running shoes too.  

* EG SKIERS - still pick up the VA ski bus at the Gilbert Jr. High, even though school has been canceled for you on Tues / Wed. 

* EVERYONE - bring your CLEARANCE slips from you school AD's. Bring other forms for us coaches. 

*WEDNESDAY PRACTICES - will now be from 3-5 pm for all skiers. 

 

 

Welcome to the 2018 / 19 ski season!

 

It was wonderful to reconnect with familiar faces and exciting to see so many new future skiers from ME VA EG MIB & NER!

The stats work out like this - 26 new skiers & 27 veteran skiers for this season's roster - fun times are ahead! 

ME - 12 new, 18 returning skiers  VA - 7 new, 4 returning skiers  EG - 4 new, 3 returning skiers MIB - 3 new, 1 returning skier

1 new skier from NER  

                               

                                                  Many mascots - but ONE TEAM ! 

                              

 

 

FIRST DAY of SKI PRACTICE is TUESDAY NOV 13th.  

*MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR SCHOOL ELIGIBITY FORMS TURNED IN to one of the COACHES.

NO FORMS = NO PRACTICE. 

 

FIRST WEEK of PRACTICE - DRYLAND TRAINING 

 

Bring to practice: Running shoes, water bottle, classic ski poles - (veteran skiers), *FORMS*

Wear: Blaze Orange item, jacket, windpants, hat, gloves or mitts, etc. 

Transportation: 

 VA / MIB / EG Skiers: 

Leave door #6 from the VA school at 3:15-3:30. The bus then stops at the EG Jr. High for EG skiers.

Return route is same, bus arrives back at VA at 6:30. You'll be sharing the bus with the VAAST team. 

ME Skiers: ride bus # 8, parents pick skiers up at GR at 6:00 pm. 

 

 

 JACKET / HAT / BUFF  ORDERS

 

Our team offers a couple of team clothing options for your skier. All are optional. 

 

1) Black Puffy Jacket - see order form on the menu of this site. Casual wear type jacket. Orders & payment due on Monday, Nov. 26th. TEXTILES PLUS out of Eveleth is our designer & distributor. 

 

2) Personalized Nordic Jackets hats, and buffs through Borah Teamwear will be available to purchase online from the Mt. Borah website's storefront. These jackets are perfect for skiing in - at practice and for meets.  The store will open on Tuesday, Nov. 5th and close on Sunday, Nov. 18th.   These are designed & produced by Mt. Borah in Coon Valley, WI. 

There is a 4 week production time, with jackets being shipped on or around Dec. 22.

Here is the updated link: http://borahteamwear.tuosystems.com/stores/mevaeg

 

 

*It is your option to buy anything. We also have and supply, school issued team warm-up jackets that can be used for ski meets* 

 

 

These photos reflect the updated version of the 2017/18 jacket, and new this season, a buff.  

          

THINK SNOW & see everyone on Tuesday, Nov. 13th.  

 

Cheri J.

Head Nordic Ski Coach

ccjskier@gmail.com

(218) 750-7904 

 

 

 


Pre Season Meeting & 2018 West Yellowstone Ski Trip info!
Oct 8, 2018, 5:23 pm

There are only Three Rules on this Team. 

1. Be a great person.  2. Be a great student.  3. Be a great athlete.   In that order.

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FIRST DAY of SKI PRACTICE is TUESDAY NOV 13th. :) 

*MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR SCHOOL ELIGIBITY FORMS TURNED IN to one of the COACHES.

NO FORMS = NO PRACTICE. 

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Jessie Diggins: As genuine as her smile, sparkles, and gold medal!      


PRESEASON MEETING:

MANDATORY FOR ALL NEW & CURRENT SKIERS & PARENTS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on this link for West Yelly info & forms:

http://www.eteamz.com/denordic/news/index.cfm?cat=256937

  

 

2018 WEST YELLY SKI TRIP INFO IS OUT!

CHECK YOUR EMAILS!!! 

 

                                                                                                 



The GUTS finale!
Jul 30, 2018, 7:06 am

 

There are only Three Rules on this Team. 

1. Be a great person.  2. Be a great student.  3. Be a great athlete.   In that order. 

 

This gang (+ 10 others), athletes of many sports, from 4 different schools, started their summer off with endurance sports training & wrapped it up on July 27th.

It was a GREAT summer of GUTS, and we're looking forward to seeing all of your athletic performances in the 2018/19 school year!

New accomplishments, new goals & new friends - all this happened because you made a commitment to stay fit!

Thanks to coaches Jon Wagner, Jared Anderson & Josh Jones for keeping these kids smiling, laughing and strong!

And...don't  forget the 5 S's of Sports Training... #Stamina #Speed #Strength #Skill & the most important- #SPIRIT.
#running #cycling #swimming #hiking #rollerski #triathlon #5kraces 


Get Up. Train Smart. #GUTS2018        

                                                                                                     

 

 

** RUNNING GROUPS ARE STILL HAPPENING **

 TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6:30- 8PM

 Meet at THE EVELETH-GILBERT HS

 Contact  Coach Jon W if you have questions- (218) 780-7813

 


GUTS - week 2 & updates for 6/11-6/16/18
Jun 5, 2018, 8:40 pm

There are only Three Rules on this Team. 

1. Be a great person.  2. Be a great student.  3. Be a great athlete.   In that order. 

 

 

 G.U.T.S  is a cooperative program for any sport athletes from ME, VA, EG, MIB   (not just skiers) 

G.U.T.S SCHEDULE is UPDATED! SEE all this week's workouts on the scheduling page! 

CHECK in to the team's FB page for ongoing G.U.T.S updates & fun photos too!  

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It was great to see lots of familiar faces & pretty neat to meet some new ones at today's GUTS kickoff picnic!

As we told the kids, bring a friend and / or bring a Mom or Dad to work out, we have a place for everyone! 

 

Welcome to all and we're looking forward to having some great times with these young folks and more to join the roster. 

  

Coaches Jon Wagner, Jared Anderson & Cheri Johnson are your designated leaders- with hopes of others

joining in yet, and the best part, is that there is a whopping mix of days, times, places to get your work out in! 

What ever you want to do, when you want to do it- just show up with your gear and great attitude! 

 

The weekly format will go something like this and the details will be on the GUTS Schedule on this site. This schedule begins the week of June 11th. 

 

Mondays -  4 -5:30 pm Mesabi East - cardio of the day  🏃,🚴,🚶,🏊🏻(running or cycling or hiking or swimming, etc)                         - Coach CJ 

Tuesdays -   1 pm, Mesabi East Fitness Center - 🏋️strength & core, Coach Jared;

                   6:30-8 pm EG high school - 🏃running- Coach JW

Wednesdays 4 - 6:00 pm ME / VA / EG / MIB  super sized 🏃group running - locations vary,                                                         carpooling available,  Coaches CJ & JW    

Thursdays - 1 pm, Mesabi East Fitness Center - 🏋️strength & core, Coach Jared; 

                   6:30-8 pm EG area- 🏃running- Coach JW                                        

            

 

* GUTS shirts to be ordered June 15th- get in to a work out to try on a size*

* hanging out with a friend or two? bring em with - no matter when or what the workout! *

* not sure about what this training is all about? just stop in ...  free pass for first session! 

*Group Roller Skiing for nordic skiers - w/ ME / VA / EG alumni skier Josh Jones to begin soon! * 

 

*As of now, there are two June events that we'll be attending, so if you want to join in, sign up & send in your entry fee!

 

Saturday, June 16th,  Peter Mitchell Days 5K , Babbitt. (or as coach Jon W calls it - the Grandmas of the North) Jon will be timing this race.     

                                   https://www.facebook.com/Peter-Mitchell-Fun-Days-1180919104868539/

 

Friday, June 22nd,     MIDNIGHT SUN RUN 5K, Duluth. Using school vans for transporation. 

                                 https://www.midnightsunmidnightrun.com/

 


June 5th, picnic, kickball, sign up for GUTS
Jun 1, 2018, 8:49 am

There are only Three Rules on this Team. 

1. Be a great person.  2. Be a great student.  3. Be a great athlete.   In that order. 

                                                                                            _________________________________________________________________________________________

   

TUESDAY JUNE 5th, 4pm at Mesabi East (outside of large commons)

 

Official summer kick off to training! BBQ's / Ice Cream & Kickball.

 

Registration is open to any & all students, (not just skiers) 8th grade & up from ME / VA / EG / MIB schools.

 

$50.00 includes tech shirt, H2O bottle & training. $75.00 for 2 from same family, $100.00 for 3.

 

You choose the workout when it fits with your schedule!

 

Group running, cycling, swimming, hiking, strength & core, roller ski, ultimate frisbee to be held 4 x week, June - July 31 at various locations with area coaches.

 

Organized events & races are also on the calendar. Set your fitness goals and come join GUTS!

 

                                              
 
JUN5
Tue 4 PM · Mesabi East School (outside)
 
 
ROLLER SKIERS! 
Those of you who are roller skiing during the summer months- our team ski mechanic put those bindings & ferrules on - all the skis & poles are ready!
Pick them up from Coach CJ  at the GUTS picnic on June 5th. 
 

GUTS, Intro. to ROLLER SKIING, SKI CAMPs
May 11, 2018, 9:09 am

There are only Three Rules on this Team. 

1. Be a great person.  2. Be a great student.  3. Be a great athlete.   In that order. 

                                                                                            _________________________________________________________________________________________

 

2018 G.U.T.S. "Get UP & Train SMART" endurance training

  • open to ALL (not just nordic skiers) athletes in the area 8th grade & up
  • begins in June, wraps up July 31, 2-3 sessions weekly + organized events (Midnight Sun Run, Fisherman’s Pt 5k, Mesabi Trail Tour, etc. )
  • variety of coaches on board for running, strength, roller skiing, ultimate frisbee, etc.
  • $ 50.00 fee per person, $ 75.00 for two from same family.  Includes a G.U.T.S. tech shirt & water bottle.
  • work outs will be at Mesabi East / Giant’s Ridge / Eveleth-Gilbert
  • usually held in the later afternoon – times to be determined
  • Picnic- June 5th, 4pm at Mesabi East school.  
  • Thursday, June 7th, first workout. 
  • Sign up- by emailing Coach Johnson at ccjskier@gmail.com or text / call 218 750.7904 

 

** ROLLER SKI INTRO SESSION to be held on Saturday, May 19th, Giant's Ridge, 10 am ** 

Roller skis & boots available.  You must provide your own skate ski poles w/ carbide tips & BIKE HELMET 

 

And...  still thinking about that Giant's Ridge Ski Camp?

Click here for the details!!  http://www.superior-performance.net/giants-ridge-xc-camps

 

 

                                                                                                             


Upcoming plans!!
Apr 3, 2018, 7:05 pm

 

There are only Three Rules on this Team. 

1. Be a great person.  2. Be a great student.  3. Be a great athlete.   In that order. 

                                                                                                                                  _________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Got a couple of items to throw out there for when the snow does leave…. maybe we should just 

forget those spring sports…! 😉

 

2018 G.U.T.S. "Get UP & Train SMART" endurance training

  • open to ALL (not just nordic skiers) athletes in the area 8th grade & up
  • begins in June, wraps up July 31, 2-4 sessions weekly + organized events (Midnight Sun Run, Fisherman’s Pt 5k, Mesabi Trail Tour, etc. )
  • variety of coaches on board for running, strength, roller skiing, ultimate frisbee, etc.
  • $ 50.00 fee per person, $ 75.00 for two from same family.  includes a G.U.T.S. tech shirt & water bottle.
  • work outs will be at Mesabi East / Giant’s Ridge / Eveleth-Gilbert
  • usually held in the later afternoon – times to be determined
  • registration will open in May. Forms will be emailed & posted on the team site & FB page
  • BBQ / Potluck to be held prior to first work out

 

SKI CAMPS at Giant’s Ridge by Superior Performance

  • June 7-10 & Aug. 3-6
  • click on this link for all the info: http://www.superior-performance.net/giants-ridge-xc-camps
  • our booster club is offering a $50.00 discount per individual per camp
  • our team has roller skis and boots available
  • you need to have your own ski poles (skate) with carbide tips
  • this is a great opportunity for our team!!
  • SIGN UP ASAP! Only 20 spots are available for each camp! 
  • send in full payment, booster club will reimburse you 

 ** roller skiing intro sessions will be held in May for our team **

 

 

SPRING MAGAZINE DRIVE at the 2018 EARTH FEST- SATURDAY, APRIL 21

  • helping hands needed to unload magazines from people who save for us!
  • contact Sandy Tardiff for a time slot: sandjack921@gmail.com or text (218) 780-9802.
  • all those scholarships that our team offers? It’s because of your help - at our fundraising events!

 

 

Great things happening by great folks- and you are all part of it!

 

See ya on the trails, at the track, tennis match, baseball games & golf meet!

  

Cheri Johnson

ME / VA / EG Head Nordic Ski Coach

218.750.7904

 

 


Wrapping up the 2017/18 Season!
Mar 11, 2018, 1:15 pm

 

There are only Three Rules on this Team.

 

1. Be a great person.  2. Be a great student.  3. Be a great athlete.   In that order. 

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Wow! 21 skiers from our team took the Pepsi Challenge and skied 8, 25, or 50k!

Congrats & be proud of that post season accomplishment!! 

 

The banquet was super fun and full of wonderful stories of the season and a super great night to celebrate our four seniors!  

Lots of great company, food, memories, awards and smiles were shared. 

 

 

 

The ski season of 2017/18 was "seriously fun" and more...   

THANK YOU to all who were a part of it - this team couldn't do the things we do, without your support!

 

A huge heartfelt THANKS to the following folks that make up our crew during the season..

 

 

Ass't Coach Jack Jeffery, Jr. High Coach Austin Dane

Jr. Nordic Club Coach - Josh Peterson 

Volunteer Coaches- Ashley Loe, Jack Greenlee, Don & August Galloway

Wax Tech's & Equipment repair guys - Keith Johnson, Jack Greenlee, Brooke Beyer

Favorite Groomers- Rich Grayson, Chris Shuck

Favorite Giant's Ridge people- Benji Neff, Pepsi Deb Maki

Booster Club President - Sandy Tardiff 

Dan Zamlen Scholarship - Dale & Sally Zamlen - we love you guys. 

Senior Captains- Callie, Christine, Kayla, Jared 

Team Photographers Parents- Angie Garland, Brooke Beyer, Amber Heikkila, 

All of our Parents & Grandparents- WOW- you guys rock! 

 

Season Awards 

 

2017/18 Most Improved Boy Varsity Skier:  Parker L. 

2017/18 Most Improved Girl Varsity Skier:  Anna G.

2017/18 Most Improved Boy JV Skier:  Kevin H.

2017/18 Most Improved Girl JV Skier:  Stephanie K.

2017/18 Most Improved Boy Jr. High Skier:  Carter S.

2017/18 Most Improved Girl Jr. HIgh Skier:  Lauren B. & Klara D.

2017/18 Rookie of the Year:  Aaron N.

2017/18 Ski Award  "Success, Kindness, Inspirational":  Christine H. & Jared C. 

2017/18 Dan Zamlen Memorial Scholarship: Kayla R. & Christine H.

2017/18 Letter Awards Briar, Anna, Kevin, Isaac, Paker, Reid, Tylen, Christine, Kayla, Stephanie, Jack, Sarah,

Jared, Natalie, Callie, Hannah, Aaron

2017/18 State Meet Participant Award Christine H. 

 

Team Awards 

 

Silver Academic - Boys Team GPA 3.61

Gold Academic -  Girls Team  3.86 

All State Academic - Christine; GPA over 3.90 

   

   

 

What's NEXT ??

Us coaches are already planning out next season, so be ready to capitalize on this season's progress! 

 

And YOU?  Need to...

1. Keep skiing as much as you can. It's warm. It's daylight. It's the fastest snow of the season! 

2. Skiers are made in the SUMMER. Training started the day after the state meet! 

3. Join G.U.T.S. 2018- starting in June. Keep connected with your ME / VA / EG/ MIB friends &  teammates! 

4. Never forget your number 1 goal- TO LOVE SKIING. ALWAYS.

 

See ya on the trails, at the track meets, tennis match, golf course, & on the baseball diamond.

 

Go GIANTBLUERANGERBEARS!! 

 

 


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