NewsOther NewsCentral Cross Country Ski Association is Please to Announce CXC Excellence Fund

FasterSkier FasterSkierFebruary 4, 2011

The CXC Elite Team’s goal is to provide coaching, training and financial support to a select few individuals that possess the skill, drive and dedication to compete in World Cup, World Championship and Olympic competitions. Though we have a budget for domestic events, our success internationally requires your support.

“One of CXC’s goals throughout the winter has been to better support CXC athletes during their international racing experiences.  To do so, we have created the Excellence Fund.  www.cxcskiing.org/donateBenefits raised through the CXC Excellence Fund will go directly to the costs the qualified athletes have to pay when traveling overseas.  All these athletes have qualified for various World Championship level events and are racing at or near the highest level of competition.  Much of their success can be attributed to the community support.  Thanks very much and let’s keep these athletes skiing with the best!” – commented Gus Kaeding, CXC Elite Development Coach

Over the span of the past 2 days, three CXC athletes have been competing in Latvia in the European OPA cup series.  These races are a step below World Cup and frequently feature World Cup athletes. Yesterday in the sprint, Jessie Diggins qualified 3rd.  Diggins was one spot of Norwegian Heidi Weng who dominated at Jr Worlds and is the top ranked Jr female in the world.  After the heats, Jessie ended up fifth despite leading much of the final.  Of the girls who beat her, several have had World Cup success.  Today in the skate 10k, Jessie placed 6th.  Only 30 seconds off the pace set by the bronze medalist from the U-23 Championships.

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