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Week # 3 !
Nov 25, 2018, 12:53 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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WAXING   WAXING   WAXING 

 

 

WEEK # 3 & things are smoothing out and rolling in the right direction! 

Everyone has classic ski equipment now and most of the skate equipment is checked out too. Waiting on a few sizes of poles & boots yet, but everyone is skiing and making progress. 

Ski technique is our number one game for everyone, from first year skiers to our veteran's.  We're always teaching, learning, tweaking. 

The big news, is TRACKS & GROOMING throughout the stadium. Both should be up & ready for our practices this week. Slipping into classical tracks will be exciting for everyone 

who hasn't experienced real cross country skiing. 

 

CLEARANCE SLIPS: NO SKIING for those who don't have slips in. 

Mesabi East skiers- check with Nikki - to see if you are cleared if you haven't already. Eveleth-Gilbert: only two skiers are cleared. VA- everyone is cleared. MIB- 3 out of 4 are cleared. 

COFFEE FUNDRAISER: orders are due to practice on TUESDAY, Nov. 27th

TRAIL PASSES: buy them this week at the latest. Talk to a coach if you need help with this. 

TEAM SKI BAGS: we're out, so let's play make a deal. IF you're skier has a team bag now, and would like a brand new DOUBLE SKI BAG, ski bags will be available to buy for $20.00 later this week at practice.  

UNIFORMS / TEAM WARM UP JACKETS: will be issued this WEDNESDAY.

BLACK PUFFY JACKETS- orders are due MONDAY, Nov. 26 if you are ordering one.  

 

Looking ahead a bit...

TEAM PICTURE DAY-is THURSDAY, DEC 6th

FIRST SKI MEET - SATURDAY, DEC 7th. TBD. 

 

 LET IT SNOW !!!

 


Updates: equipment, trail pass,ski wear, fundraiser & more!
Nov 15, 2018, 8:36 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.

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Two days of practice = two days of great everything! 

 

We’re rolling earlier than usual for being on snow, and two groups have now gotten out the door on those skinny skis. The third and newest crop, will be putting it together also on snow today. The snow in the woods is "ok" and enough to slush around on. The man made snow in the stadium looks fantastic, but it isn’t pushed nor tilled up yet, but we’re making the best out of what we have. “Patience” is a daily key word. (for everything) 😊

 

I’m super excited to say we have around 60 kids out for the team right now! Wow! GO GIANT BLUE RANGER BEARS! And with that comes a “good problem” that we are encountering. Equipment is running low for our 1st & 2nd year skiers. I have some feelers out there, to find more classic skis & boots, and hope that will reduce some of our “now” needs. And if our numbers stay like this, we’ll be adding & looking for another coach. Anyone know anyone???

 

Moms & Dads of our 3rd & 4th year skiers, if at all possible it would be great if your skier could get their own personal classic skis, boots or poles. Any piece of equipment, is helpful, and certainly your skier is ready for it. If you have any questions or need any direction in this area, please let me know. I went to the Ski Hut last week with several skiers & parents, and can certainly line something like this up again, or give you verbal advice on how / what to purchase.

 

Team ski bags are running low, so we’re asking for parents to look into buying a ski bag. The bags need to be at least 210 cm in length. Mesabi Rec in Virginia carries bags for a local buy. These are a top necessity for skiers to store their skis & poles in the Chalet.

 

Giant’s Ridge Trail Passes will be needed after Thanksgiving when GR is officially open. Here is the link for information on fees. https://giantsridge.ltibooking.com/purchase-path/product-details/9093

 

Skiwear orders are out there. The red personalized jackets are at this link: http://borahteamwear.tuosystems.com/stores/mevaeg . The last day to order the jacket, hat or buff is Sunday, Nov. 18th. The online storefront closes on this day. Turn around time is about 4 weeks to receive the items. The black puffy jacket orders are due on Monday, Nov. 26th. Order forms are at practice and also on the team website to download & print. Both styles of jackets are available to try on for sizing at practice too.

 

The Coffee Fundraiser is on! Check with your skier, as packets were handed out at Tuesday’s practice. Got questions on this? Email August Galloway: agalloway@isd2711.org. (thanks August!)

Wednesday practices are back to the original schedule of 4-6 pm. (bus driver issues at VA school) If your skier needs to leave early for church night, just let a coach know. 

 

Whew! This is exciting stuff all around, and whatever happens, we'll make it work!

 

THANK YOU to all of you parents for encouraging & supporting your skier & our team!

It’s gonna be a fantaski season!

LET IT SNOW!! 

 

 

Cheri Johnson

Head Coach, ME / VA / EG / MIB Nordic Ski Team

218.750.7904, ccjskier@gmail.com

www.mesabieast-virginia-eveleth-gilbertnordicskiteam.com


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

 

 

                                                                                                             


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