Liebsch, Bender to Coach Birkie Masters Camp

Alex KochonJuly 13, 2012

Train With Birkie Champions!

Matt Liebsch & Jennie Bender

July 27-29 in Seeley, Wis.

(Just ten miles north of Hayward)

Matt Liebsch, 2009 American Birkebeiner 50 k skate race champion (ABSF photo)

Imagine how much your skiing will improve by spending a weekend dryland training with Birkie Champions Matt Liebsch and Jennie Bender at the Birkie Masters Camp. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to get their one-on-one help with hill climbing, endurance, speed, efficiency, and making the most of the “off” season. Other Birkie coaches will also be there to work with you on your personal challenges and skiing goals.

On July 27-29, get out on the Birkie Trail with this exclusive coaching staff and let them not only show you, but work with you to make their secrets your own.

Register Quickly – Only 24 Participants Max

This camp is open to a maximum of 24 participants to ensure personalized feedback and one-on-one training and assistance throughout the weekend. A minimum of 8 participants is required.

“Live & Ski Like a Champion”

Jennie Bender, 2011 American Birkebeiner 54 k classic champion

Purpose: This camp designed for the Master/Citizen athlete that wishes to improve and progress their skiing while fitting the demands of lifestyle, family, and work into their schedule. Sessions will be held on technique, flexibility, strength, and ski skills along with discussions on the body and the affect of aging.

Abilities: This camp is designed and open to all abilities of skiers. You do not have to roller ski to attend this camp. We are showing you what it takes to progress to your goals of skiing no matter where you are with your abilities as a Nordic skier. So, whether you are an elite wave athlete or an aspiring athlete wishing to compete in your first Birkie, this camp will train, inspire, and motivate you to your best Birkie!

Cost: This Birkie Masters Camp, which includes coaching, meals, and training sessions, is $195.00 per participant. Lodging for this camp is also available at the Lenroot Lodge for a cost of $39/individual for double occupancy per night.

TO REGISTER: Email Coach Bill Pierce at or, call 612-590-1427.


Friday, July 27, 2012:

3-5pm: Check in at Lenroot Lodge and Sawmill Saloon

5-6:15pm: Intro to the fundamental movements of Nordic skiing with Bill Pierce. Dryland skills and technique

6:45-8pm: Fish fry dinner at Moose Lips

8:00-9pm: Camp introductions and training discussions.


Saturday, July 28, 2012:

7:30am: Morning run and swing out

8-9:00am: Breakfast on your own

9:00-10:15am: Flexibility and stretching session with Jay Tapper.

10:30am-Noon: Basic skate technique session with video with Bill, Jennie, and Matt.

Noon-2:00pm: Lunch at the Sawmill Saloon, discussion session with Dr. Brent Carlson, video review.

2-5:00pm: Skate roller ski session with specific strength drills and skills with Bill, Jennie, and Matt.

6-7:30pm: Dinner at the Rivers Eatery in Cable

8-9:30pm: Chat with the Champions, dessert and coffee at Mooselips with Matt and Jennie.


Sunday, July 29, 2012:

7-8:00am: Breakfast on your own

8-10:00am: Classic technique session with specific strength and video with Bill, Jennie, and Matt.

10:30-Noon: Video review technique discussions

Noon: Check out and camp departure


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Alex Kochon

Alex Kochon ( is the former managing editor at FasterSkier. She spent seven years with FS from 2011-2018, and has been writing, editing, and skiing ever since. She's making a cameo in 2020.

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