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Things to do NOW, Pre Season Meeting, WYelly ....
Oct 9, 2015, 9:34 am



 (update as of Oct. 11, 2015)


The WEST YELLOWSTONE Ski Trip info is now posted!  

An email regarding the trip & all forms was sent to your parents.  You can also access the info at this link on the Duluth East Team site:  http://www.dulutheastnordic.org/

If you are interested in attending this super fun ski trip (Nov. 20-28), sign up & get your deposit to Coach Bonnie ASAP.  This trip fills up very quickly! 


            Rendevous Ski Trails, West Yellowstone Montana  (A 5 min. walk from our lodge)


                          And yes- This is what it looks like during ski camp!



                          One of our fav trails on the Rendevous- "Dead Dog"




2015 Fall Magazine Drive 

14,000 pounds !!!hit the scale at last week's weigh in!  That is 5,000 more than last fall's magazine drive. 

Nice job collecting & unloading to all of you.  This fundraiser works so well, because it is a great service for everyone- recylcing & repurposing - for 

NEW PAGE PAPER & our environment.  THANK YOU to  NEW PAGE & the KROG family for allowing our team to access this opportunity! 





Friday Oct. 9, 2015 


                                          The ski season is getting closer!  




The 2015/ 16 ski season info- is being collected and distributed.  Look for posters & sign up sheets at your schools, cards in your mailbox, and visits from your coaches.  

Need a reminder of last season's fun??  Check out our 2014/15 ME / VA / EG SKI TEAM video on You Tube. Here is the link -    https://youtu.be/aRva4FqTpvs    






 - getting good grades !! 

 - establishing a healthy routine for sleeping & eating !

 - making your fall coaches happy- by putting in that extra effort !

 - recruiting a frirend or two to join you, on the ski team this season! 

 - thinking of snow, & doing your snow dance...  (but not till NOV. 10th) !! 




Our pre season meeting is scheduled for SUNDAY, NOV. 1.  6pm at Mesabi East School in the commons.  This meeting is for all new & current skiers & parents.


Our first day of ski practice will be TUESDAY, NOV 10th.  Location to be determined. 


WEST YELLOWSTONE ski trip info - should be out - by this weekend. I will send it out in an email.

This trip is open to skiers who have been on the team for 2 years.  The dates of the trip is Nov. 20-28. 



The most current UPDATEs can always be found on our team Facebook page.  Like our page - to stay informed! " Mesabi East / VA / E-G Nordic Ski Team"




Got questions? Send an email or give me a call !


Looking forward to November 10th !


Coach Cheri J.

(218) 750-7904, kcj@frontiernet.net 

Let's get GLOSSY!!
Sep 28, 2015, 8:27 pm


   Spread the word!  Collect from your area schools & businesses!  

   This is one of our best fundraisers and you know where the monies go!

   SKI WAX, SKI EQUIPMENT, SKI WAX, SKI WAX.  Oh and an occaisonal ski trip too!   









End of Summer Picnic, West Yelly Video & Important Dates to know
Aug 7, 2015, 11:24 am



Fantastic job & great support for our local bike trail last Saturday! Six cyclists of the GUTS team signed up for the Mesabi Trail Tour and biked 72, 53 or 25 miles!  




Well, this team is busy! These skiers are either roller skiing, blading, biking, running, swimming, lifting,  (& ahem.. racing dirt bikes..) working, marching in parades, or lending a hand at a race or a fundraiser.


On top of that - they are great kids to hang with! All that garners a big SHOUT OUT & THANK YOU to the parents- who guide, encourage & support them, all year long, in ALL their endeavors !!


A couple of things to kick around, make a plan, and get EXCITED for:  


    2015 WEST YELLOWSTONE SKI TRIP / CAMP - Nov. 20-28th -  GET ON EARLY SNOW !!  This is sponsored by our friends of Duluth East Nordic Racing Team! 

   -  Info will be coming out in September for this super fun ski trip out west. 

   -  Need to be a member of the ski team for at least 2 seasons.

   - $100 scholarships are given to each skier that attends. (the cost is around $ 500 for the trip) 

   -  Watch this short You Tube video for a preview of the 2015 TRIP! (made by J. Christianson of Endurance United Ski Club)

       click on link:     https://youtu.be/epg-tX54n4A   


   FALL SPORTS start up - AUG. 17th -   GET in SHAPE for SKIING folks! Do your regular thing - OR try something NEW !!  Good Luck !! 


    SKI SEASON begins - NOV. 9th - Looking forward to another incredible season!  Recruit your friends of ME / VA / EG to ski with you-  and make it the best season ever! ** managers needed  too ** 




                                                  MOre agility work is on tap for our ski season !!! 




The GUTS shirts are in & the end of  SuMMeR PiCNic is here! 


If we didn't see your face this summer, now is the time to show up! ALL are welcome to the annual end of summer picnic / BBQ!  Here are the details...


WHEN:  Saturday, Aug. 15, at McCarthy STate Park / Beach.  


LEAVE:  10 am from the EG School Parking Lot.  (also leaving from the pool parking lot at Mesabi East, at 9:30 am if you need a ride) 


DRIVERS: Are probably needed.  Let Coach CJ, Coach Wagner or Coach Hawley know if you can help w/ carpooling. 


BRING:  Running shoes & Swimsuits.


QUESTIONS: Call one of the coaches.  CJ, Wagner, or Hawley. 




Final Week of Summer Training!
Jul 27, 2015, 7:02 am


We're finishing things up this week and I have a few updates for the schedule....


Due to the predicted heat, we will move things to the morning for Tuesday & Wednesday. 


Tuesday 7/28:    9 am. Partner event.  Bike / Run.  Meet at Rental Shop at Giant’s Ridge.   Bike 5 min, Run 5 min. etc..  Bring a bike if you can. 

Wednesday 7/29:   9 am. Blade, Bike, Roller Ski. Meet at the YMCA , then heading to the bike trail in Mt. Iron.  Doing the DQ stop after. Bring $$.  

Thursday 7/30:  6 pm at the EG school.  Run w/ Hawley’s group.

Saturday 8/1:   (event) Mesabi Trail Tour.

* If you’re still thinking about this one, I still have free entry coupons.  So far - 5 team members have signed up*

  Here’s the link for more info:   http://www.mesabitrail.com/trail-activities/tour/   Bike anywhere from 11 -  72 miles!   This is a super fun, bike ride!


   Let me know if you have any questions.


   Nice job to the guys that ran the Fisherman's Point Race- Sam J, Sam H, & Lovaas. And to Double J      

    for leading on his bike!


  THANK YOU to all that attended the “unload the trucks” fundraiser for the MS TRAM Tour last Friday morning.

  Many hands (11 skier, 4 adults) made everything go quickly and smoothly. 

  What a great way to help a great cause- Multiple Sclerosis- while supporting the cyclists who were riding!


  With my gratitude---  coach Cj 




So many things to get done in these next 2 WEEKS !!
Jul 19, 2015, 11:52 am


 Two more weeks are left for the G.U.T.S. schedule… it is never too late to jump in & join a session or two or three or more!  And …  get registered for two upcoming events: 

 the  "Fisherman's Pt 5k" & the "Mesabi Trail Tour" ! 


 First up though is a quick FUNDRAISER - Friday, July 24th, 9- 11 am, at the Biwabik Soccer Fields.   We will be unloading cyclists gear for the MS BIKE TRAM.  



 Check out all the INFO & EVENTS that we have in store for Week 6 & 7:  (July 20 - Aug. 1)  on this website, under the 2015 G.U.T.S. Training Schedule page.



 Look for our last G.U.T.S. gig – a Kayak & Picnic - the week of August 3rd.  2015 G.U.T.S. shirts will also be available for pick –up at this event. 






Nice job to the GUTS folks- Stephanie, Lynnette, Ryan & Sam-  that ran the Park Point 5 Miler last Friday.  It was a steamy race!


The contrast of (summer) sweating and (winter) shivering is well observed, and I think appreciated!  The first day of ski practice is… November 9th 





   See ya soon! 






The G.U.T.S. schedule for the next two weeks is up - click on the menu under 2015 G.U.T.S. Summer Training. 


  ** This program is open to all students in 7-12 grades, and adults. You do not have to be a skier to participate.   ** 


BRING to sessions (ALWAYS) 





  Bring a friend to join us! 


In with the NEW... But we'll keep the OLD too...
Jul 7, 2015, 8:00 pm


 We had a great trail run at our favorite place today - GIANT'S RIDGE


 Come & hang w/ more skiers & runners on  Wed. 7/8- run / ultimate frisbee; 6 pm at the EG school. 

 Then on Thurs. 7/9- roller ski / blade; 10 am at the Hutter Bike Kiosk. 



                                    ** Mark your calendars for 10 am Friday, July 24 **

                         Our team will be unloading trucks in Biwabik for the MS Tram Bike Tour!




                                Some things change... the new & upcoming event center at Giant's Ridge ...


                                   ... While some things don't.... when digging for poles in the wax hut, the hut still has the

                                  smell & ever lasting fragrance - of freshly waxed ski's! 




The G.U.T.S. schedule for the next two weeks is up - click on the menu under 2015 G.U.T.S. Summer Training.

Bring your registrations & signed waivers.  I will also have some on hand.


** This program is open to all students in 7-12 grades, and adults. You do not have to be a skier to participate.   ** 



BRING to sessions (ALWAYS)






  Bring a friend to join us! 











WeeK 4 & 5 of G.U.T.S & shirt order
Jun 15, 2015, 11:19 am





TWO WEEKS, down and the rest of July to go!  G.U.T.S. will resume again on Tuesday, July 7th. New faces have shown up for training, and you are always welcome to join in!  



2015 G.U.T.S SHIRTS are going in for an order, if you'dl like one, let Coach CJ know by FRIDAY, JULY 3.

Sizes are xs, s, m, l, xl, xxl.  The cost is $ 17.00, and pay when they come in.  The color that was decided on this year is a deep puple.  These tech shirts make great work out shirts.   




The G.U.T.S. schedule for the next two weeks is up - click on the menu under 2015 G.U.T.S. Summer Training.

Bring your registrations & signed waivers.  I will also have some on hand.


** This program is open to all students in 7-12 grades, and adults. You do not have to be a skier to participate.   ** 



BRING to sessions (ALWAYS)






  Bring a friend to join us! 



It's time to train !!
Jun 10, 2015, 9:41 am


17 ATHLETES, 6 COACHES, & 1 SKI TECH attending & discussing summer training at the annual BBQ.


Sessions to be held in the ME / EG / VA areas. On the list for Wed. 6/10 & Thurs. 6/11 at 6pm - meet at the KeY at EG school for running & more.


A complete & detailed schedule will be posted soon!


For those of you who didn't make it, come when your schedule allows & we'll get you going! 


We're excited to have a full summer of many fun activities, and glad to see all your happy faces again!








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