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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!








Summa Summa Summa Time!
Jun 2, 2015, 6:03 pm


EVENT UPDATE:  (as of Sunday, June 7)



Skiers, familiies & friends!


Got your first event down on the calendar for the summer yet? This is a super fun event- and we have a nice crew doing this and the 1/2 on Saturday. 

There is still time to register for this fun 5k! Do it now, cuz it closes tomorrow - Monday, June 8th.

Here is the link to sign up:  http://www.grandmasmarathon.com/racesevents/william-a-irvin-5k/register-william-a-irvin-5k/ 


                                 Friday, June 19 at 6:00pm Duluth, Minnesota 




* The William A. Irvin 5K kicks off an exciting weekend of running events and festivities surrounding Grandma's Marathon.

The 3.1-mile course starts and finishes near the William A. Irvin Ore Boat located next to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).

This race is perfect for people of all ages and abilities*


Whatever your method- run, walk or a combination- just get going & join us!

Call Coach CJ if you have questions.                       



  SuMMeR is HERE !!  


Our SuMMeR BBQ is on tap!  Here are the details... 


WHen: Tuesday, June 9th, 5 pm - ?


WHeRe: Coach Johnson's house, 5482 Spruce St. Aurora


WhOCurrent skiers- Alumni skiers- Coaches  Anyone else interested in grades 7-12 +   


WhY: To get-together and discuss schedules so we can TRAIN and maintain that superb fitness level of yours!  


IdEAs:  Kayaking, Roller Skiing, Mountain Biking, Cycling, Weights & Strength Conditioning, Running. Plans for new TEAM Jackets & headbands too! 


EVeNts: Midnight Sun Run, Camping, Kayaking to Coach Peterson's house, Local 5k's, Park Point 5 Miler, and more!


PRoVided: Burgers/Brats/Buns, Bevrerage & SmORES.


BRiNg: A dish to share & a friend! 


THe ExTRa's:  Volleyball, Bag Toss, Frisbee, Bon Fire 



** Parents / Skiers that are new to our GUTS training plan **  


This summer program is VERY flexible & VERY accommodating to fit your family’s needs.  Our goal is to maintain fitness, while having a lot of FUN as a group.  We have a “come when you can” type agenda.  

We typically offer 2 days of work-outs in the Mesabi East / Giant’s Ridge area.  We also have 2-3 days in the EG / VA area.  The only fee is for the GUTS tech shirt- if your child wants one.

 All this & more will be discussed at the BBQ on Tuesday.  Hope to see you then!



 2015 G. U. T. S.    =   GET UP, TRAIN SMART! 




  Call, Text or email Coach CJ if you have questions! 

  (218) 750-7904, kcj@frontiernet.net 



Apr 28, 2015, 7:32 am



Holy Magazine History!!


Our spring drive was a record- for us- and for the paper company in Duluth. (it was the single biggest private load to this date)!


27,680 pounds of glossy paper was the grand total that was collected from the 2015 Earth Fest & Johnson drop off sites.  Tom K & crew had a couple of trucks & trailers for this go around! 


THANK YOU to ALL-  who lent a hand for making this fundraiser a huge heaping success!  There is a lot of storing, dumping, pick-ups &  more-  (for weeks & months)- that attributes to all of this!


And skiers... Keep up the good work in school... & on the track, softball & baseball fields.  Awesome results are everywhere!    



Banquet Wrap Up & 2015 team video
Mar 24, 2015, 8:36 pm



One more successful event = BANQUET!



It was great to get together again, and even more fun to relive our season highlights with your families!


Awards were abundant, below is a summary of who got what- for team specialities.  


Special thanks to our captains for providing all the team members with the traditional GAG "SKI - PERSONALITY" GIFTS - they are always a hit !!



Most Improved JH Female – Ella Esler

Most Improved JH Male – Avery Frazee

Most Improved Varsity Female – Christine Hafdahl

Most Improved Varsity Male– Spencer Krog

Rookie of the Year – Alyssa Olson

2014/15 SKI AWARD – “Success, Kindness, Inspirational” - Stephanie Madzey, Reed Melicher

Most Valuable Skier Male- Section 7 Boys Team

Most Valuable Skier Female – Section7 Girls Team

Gold Academic Award- Girls Team (3.95 GPA)

Silver Academic Award - Boys Team (3.66 GPA)

MSHSL All State Academic Award - Stephanie Madzey

MSHSL All State Awards- Anna Johnson, Josh Jones, Reed Melicher

2015/2016  Team Captains-  Spencer Krog, Katelyn LeBeque, Kaitlyn Babich, Anna Andrick

Dan Zamlen Memorial Scholarship - Stephanie Madzey, Reed Melicher



It was an incredible season, and THANKS isn't enough for everyone who made a committment to be on board for the 2014/15 season. 


THANK YOU to coaches: Mariah, Paul, Josh, Jack J, Jack G.

THANK YOU to our wax crew: Keith / Jack / Nick Maki

THANK YOU to our Booster Club members and leaders: Sandy & Karen

THANK YOU to Ron K, our team photographer.

THANK YOU to the staff at Giant's Ridge:  John F, Pepsi Deb, Todd R.

THANK YOU to all ski parents & families for supporting & encouraging your skier(s) and the rest of the team.  We could not have a team without your ongoing contributions during the season, as well as the off season...


Everyone worked their way to excelling at the end of the season, and I can't wait to see what you all will do next season!  


Here is the 2015 ME / VA / EG Ski Team Video. (edited for You Tube)

If you want a copy of the full version, let me know.   

Click on this link for video:    https://youtu.be/aRva4FqTpvs               



Good Luck in your spring sports !!  


Coach Cj



















Mar 24, 2015, 8:02 pm

End of Season Banquet- awards, potluck, ski stuff returns & more
Mar 16, 2015, 9:57 am

Hello all!


The weather is conducive for anything - but skiing! 


But..  it seems like everyone managed to do something ski friendly after the State meet! Kudo's, well done, and super high fives to all of you that continued your skiing! 

Noticeable- were our skiers who competed in the Book Across the Bay, the Pepsi Challenge, and the Jr. National's.  Great job everyone! 

I think we should all take a look at the Birkie series next year.... !   


Here are a few last reminders...




 Sunday, March 22nd, Biwabik Pavilion from 5 - 7 PM

 meal, awards, senior speeches, video, ski equipment & uniform / warm-up returns



 Dinner will be potluck, followed by the program. Afterwards we will clean up, and there will be a short Booster Club meeting. If anyone is willing to take on a greater role as President, Vice President, or Treasurer please let me know.   


 POTLUCK:  Last names beginning with A - J please bring a main dish; K - L please bring a salad; M - Z please bring dessert 

 (Set-up and decorating will start at 4 PM. Karen Babich is taking the lead on this.) 

 Banquet questions? Call Sandy Tardiff at 229-2199.  


TEAM SKI EQUIPMENT: both sets of equipment- skis, boots, poles, bags. If your equipment is in the shed at Giant's Ridge, you need to get it. The key is in its usual spot.



* IF you will not be attending the banquet, please let Coach Cj  know, so alternative arrangements can be made to return team (stuff) *



1) please contact me on the status of the (previously talked about) awards- if you have them prepared.

2) prepare a short talk / speech about: your ski team experiences through the years, best highlights or memories, and your future plans.

3) I received all your pictures for the video.  thank you.


See everyone on Sunday! 


Coach Cj  







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