Monthly Archives: January 2014

SSWSC JNQ Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2014 Information

 SSWSC CU Invitational/RMN JNQ Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2014

 Friday and Saturday, January 31st & February 1st 2014

Hosted by:  Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club & University of Colorado

 Team Information Sheet

Schedule of events

Monday, January 27, 2014

7:00 PM Entries due

e-mail entries to Mike Elliott from Four Corner’s Timing (teamelliott@frontier.net)

 Thursday, January 30, 2014

9:30AM Course open for inspection

6:00PM Team Captain’s Meeting Olympian Hall- Howelsen Lodge

Friday, January 31, 2014 Classic Interval Start

7:00-8:30 – Bib pick up

Estimated start times –

Friday January 31st

9:30 – Females Senior/U20/U18/U16 ….5km

10:45 – Males Senior/U20/U18…………10km

11:50 – Males U16 ……………………….5km

12:25 – Males U14/U12 ……………….2.5km

12:50 – Females U14/U12 …………….2.5km

1:20 – Males U10/U8 …………………1.25km

1:30 – Females U10/U8 ………………1.25km

Saturday February 1st, 2014 Skate Mass Start

9:30 – Males Senior……………..20km

10:30 – Females Senior………………..15km

11:45 – Males U20/U18 …………….10km

12:20 – Females U20/U18/U16 ……..5km

12:40- Males U16……………………..5km

1:00 – Males U14 …………………..2.5km

1:15 – Females U14 ………………..2.5km

1:30 – Males U12 …………………..2.5km

1:45- Females U12…………………2.5km

2:00- Males U10/U8 ……………..1.25km

2:05 – Females U10/U8 ………….1.25km

Team Registration

  • Entries are due to Mike Elliott & Four Corners’ Timing by Monday, January 27, 2014 7:00PM  (teamelliott@frontier.net)
  • Bibs will be distributed in Olympian Hall- Howelsen Lodge
  • There will be a $50.00 fee for lost or damaged bibs
  • Coach bibs will be issued- two per team

Rocky Mountain Nordic Team Individual Entry Fees- Make checks payable to SSWSC

  • U16 and older – $35 per race
  • U14/U12 – $25 per race
  • U10/U8 – $10 per race
  • Any Late Entries are Subject to a $10 late fee per race
  • USSA and SSWSC Waivers necessary for non-USSA or non-SSWSC members

*Nordic Trail passes are now required by the City of Steamboat Springs- $13 prior to Thursday, and $6 on Thursday. They are available in the SSWSC office, second floor of Howelsen Lodge.

Course Notes, Inspection and Course

  • No backwards skiing on course at anytime
  • Coaches and athletes will be the only skiers allowed on course that day
  • Course closure 9:20 each day
  • Warm up skiing behind the start/finish, ball fields next to Howelsen Lodge, and beyond the ski jump out runs

Seeding

Seeding will be by FIS/USSA points

Miscellaneous

  • The goal is to stage awards ceremonies throughout the day as      results are produced. The results will remain unofficial until the protest      period has elapsed.
  • Parking is located at the Rodeo Grounds- end of 5th street
  • Registration is located in Olympian Hall- Howelsen Lodge. Olympian Hall is available for athletes to use. Please make sure you instruct your athletes to be tidy.
  • Bathrooms in Lodge and a Snack Bar
  • Power will be available at junction box south east end of Rodeo Arena near start/finish

Additional bathrooms will be provided near the start/finish

Pure Fluoro Waxes For Some Classes at SSWSC JNQ Jan 31, Feb 1, 2014

Pure Fluoro waxes are banned at the JNQ races at Steamboat Springs January 31 – February 1, 2014.  HF waxes are approved for use.  This policy of RMN banning Pure Fluorinated waxes at Junior National Qualifying races goes back to 2001.  This is a gentleman’s agreement among all the RMN ski clubs and their coaches participating in JNQ races.  The reason for the ban is to help control the expenses for waxes by RMN ski clubs.

However there are exceptions when RMN skiers compete directly against skiers, like college skiers, for USSA and FIS points and those skiers can use the expensive pure Fluoro waxes.  That is the case at the SSWSC RMN JNQ and CU Invitational ski races.

On Friday’s January 31 races, U20/U18/U16 females and U20/U18 males are eligible to use Pure Fluoro waxes since they will be races against college skiers.  Pure Fluoro waxes are banned for all other RMN classes.  On Saturday’s races, Pure Fluoro waxes are banned for all RMN classes since they will not be racing directly against college skiers.

The pure Fluoro waxes are the waxes that cost at retail $140 – $250 and can wax four to eight pair of skis.  Everyone is approved to use the Highly Fluoronated (HF) waxes.

Ten RMN Skiers Pre-Qualify for 2014 Junior National Championships

At the Senior Nationals at Soldier Hollow, Utah, the skiers who finished in the top 20 in the final World Junior Points List automatically prequalified for the Junior National Championship in Stowe, Vermont March 3 – March 8, 2014.  Ten of the skiers are from Rocky Mountain Nordic.

Males:  Lars Hannah SSWSC, Cal DeLine SSCV, Jackson Hill CU, Cully Brown SSCV, and Evan Weinman SSWSC.

Females:  Hailey Swirbul AVSC, Taeler McCrerey SNSC, Abbey Habermehl SSWSC, Gretchen Burkholder SSWSC, and Hannah Peterson DNSC

Four JR RMN Skiers Qualify for US Ski Team Trips

From the recent competitions at the Senior Nationals in Soldier Hollow, Utah, Lars Hannah from SSWSC led the group of four RMN skiers, Cully Brown SSCV, Hailey Swirbul AVSC, Taeler McCrerey SNSC, in qualifying for the U18 Nordic Nation’s Cup Competition in Rovaniemi, Finland January 31 – February 2, 2014.  Both Lars Hannah and Hailey Swirbul also qualified for the World Junior Championships scheduled for January 27 – February 3, 2014 in Val di Fiemme, Italy.  Lars has chosen to go to the WJC and Hailey has chosen to go to the U18 Nordic Nation’s Cup Competition.

Adam St.Pierre, XC Coach at BNJRT, will be the trip leader to Rovaniemi, Finland.  Josh Smullin, XC Coach at SSWSC, will be on the Coaching Staff for the World Junior Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy