Congratulations to Red River Nordic & Biathlon Club and Manitoba team athlete Conor McGovern for being nominated to the 2017-2018 Junior Development squad at the National Team Development Centre in Thunder Bay.
Well done Conor and best of luck in the season ahead!
Calling all clubs and skiers young and old!
Club members are invited to enter a contest to design a SWIX toque!
Clubs will be able to purchase these toques from CCC at a discounted price to then raise funds by re-selling the toques to their membership, family, and friends. Space will be available on the front of the toque for clubs to add their logos, if they wish.
Use the attached document to draw a design illustrating “what cross country skiing means to me.” CCC will put the top designs on Facebook where CCC members will vote to decide the 2018 Club Toque design!
Please email your design to Cathy Harris at email@example.com by 12 noon on April 23, 2017.
Voting will take place from April 24 to May 7 on CCC’s Facebook Page. Make sure you “Like” CCC on Facebook to participate!
The winning design will be announced on May 15, 2017!
Our Manitoba team travels home today from a long week of racing in Canmore.
And what a week it was! 8 top ten finishes and 6 podium positions. Amazing!
Congratulations to the whole team and some extra special high fives to these superstars:
- Lisle Compton, Kenora Nordic/NTDC Thunder Bay – 2 SILVER medals and 1 BRONZE medal. That’s 3 medals in 3 races. Impressive.
- Conor McGovern, Red River Nordic – two 6th places and one 8th place. Solid as a rock.
- Levi Nadlersmith, Downtown Nordic/NTDC Thunder Bay – one 6th place and one 9th place. This, after fracturing his wrist during training before the first race!
We couldn’t be happier for these athletes and what they have accomplished after years of dedication and perseverance. That’s what it takes and they are truly inspiring the next generation of Manitoba’s cross country ski athletes!
Jesse Bachinsky and his Guide Simon LeMarche
Conor McGovern, far right. 6th place Medium Distance Classic
Levi Nadlersmith, far right. 6th place Long Distance Free
Lisle Compton, left. Silver, Medium Distance Classic
Lisle Compton (left), 2017 World Junior Trials Park City, UT
Congratulations to Kenora Nordic/National Team Development Centre, Thunder Bay athlete Lisle Compton for being selected to the Canadian Team racing the World Cup Finals in Quebec this weekend.
Lisle races the Sprint event Friday Mar17th, the mass start Classic on Saturday Mar 18th & the Free technique Pursuit on Sunday Mar 19th.
CBC Sports will live stream the Finals tomorrow at 2:15pm ET. Saturday’s races can be watched at 10:30am ET (women) & 1:00pm (men).
Best of luck Lisle!!