The days are getting longer, the dirt roads are getting bumpy and athletes are hurriedly finishing school assignments and packing T-shirts and sunscreen for race trips. Yes, it’s March in the world of New England Nordic skiing, which means Championship Season! Here’s a quick update on who’s headed where! Check out the JNT blog to get the scoop directly from the athletes themselves! And follow us on instagram for photos: @fordsayre_nordic
BKL Festival at Great Glen
More than 70 Ford Sayre BKL skiers and their families participated in this year’s BKL Festival at the Great Glen Trails at the base of Mount Washington. Such a fun celebration of skiing, and so exciting to see Ford Sayre relay teams on top of the podium in three different age groups! Check out great photos of the event by:
Good luck to JNT skiers, Elsa Bolinger and Justice Bassette, and recent JNT alum, now Colby College skier Andy Rightmire as they head to Truckee, CA on Saturday to represent Team New England at Junior Nationals. Evan Nichols will be joining straight from Jr. Worlds. Ford Sayre’s Nordic Head Coach, Hilary McNamee, will join them as the U18 Girls Head coach. Together with the 60 other skiers and staff members, they will try to bring home the “Alaska Cup” for the 7th consecutive year. Follow along on the Jr. Nationals website:
All JNT Skiers Qualify for Eastern High School Champs!
We’re thrilled to announce that all of our JNT skiers have qualified for Eastern High School Championships! And even more delighted that the Team NH roster is full of BKL graduates who are now skiing for Hanover High School! Six JNT skiers will race Mar. 13-15 at Gore Mountain, NY. Nacio Levey is our lone representative for Team VT. Hannah Chipman, Catherine Bregou, Ann Rightmire, Spencer May and Dirk Andrew will be strong forces for Team NH. Who will bring home the Championship?? Will it be VT yet again? Or will the long-awaited suit and jacket redesign from Team NH propel it to victory??
U16s and NoCo World Juniors are wrapped!
Ann Rightmire and Caleb Zuckerman have already repped Ford Sayre at this year’s U16 Championships at Mountaintop in Chittenden, VT. Check back soon for a recap from Ann. Also, shout out to Evan Nichols for his success at Nordic Combined World Juniors!