CommunityNewsCrosscut Mountain Sports Center Announces Elite and PG Team Application Process (Press Release)

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Press Release

For Immediate Release

April 9, 2020

 

Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is pleased to announce our application process for the 2020/21 season Elite and Post-Graduate Team. After a successful first season we are excited to take our next step forward in working with and developing Elite athletes.

 Who is Crosscut?

‘Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is a community non-profit dedicated to conserving the 500+ acres adjacent to Bridger Bowl Ski Area as a year-round recreation, sports training and educational facility for all ages and abilities.’

In Our First Season!

In Crosscut’s first season, athletes qualified for:

  • Youth Olympic Games
  • IBU World Junior Championships 
  • IBU Cups 
  • IBU Open European Championships 
  • FIS World Cups – Quebec and MN Sprint Tour 
  • WPNS World Cups

 The Program.

The Crosscut Elite/PG program focuses on developing Nordic and Biathlon athletes and providing the resources and support needed to achieve the highest levels in sport. This program is built in three tiers, Post Graduate (ages 18-21), and Tiers 1 and 2 (ages 22+). Crosscut will run year long programming as well as Summer, Fall and Winter seasons (for details on individual seasons contact Seth Hubbard at seth@crosscutmt.org).

  • Tier 1–no fee, training and planning support, physical testing, financial and on the ground coach support at SuperTours, NorAms, National Events.
  • Tier 2–$3500 fee, training and planning support, physical testing, reduced ground cost and on the ground coach support at SuperTours, NorAms, National Events.
  • PG–$5000 fee, training and planning support, physical testing, reduced ground cost and on the ground coach support at SuperTours, NorAms, National Events.

 Criteria:

Tier 1

     Biathlon

  • Top 3 placing at National Event
  • Qualify for European World Cup
  • National Team Member
  • Discretion

     Nordic

  • Top 3 placing at National Event
  • Qualify for European World Cup
  • National Team Member
  • Discretion

     Para

  • National Team Member

 

Tier 2

     Biathlon

  • Qualified for IBU Cup
  • Top 10 at national Biathlon Event
  • Qualify for World Juniors
  • NCAA Championships
  • USBA Talent ID Camp
  • Discretion

     Nordic

  • Top 20 placing at a National event (XC Nationals, Super Tour Finals)
  • Top 30 on either distance or sprint USSA List
  • Top 50 on combined USSA List
  • Qualify for OPA Cup/World Juniors
  • NCAA Championships
  • Discretion

     Para

  • Development Team Member
  • Minimum 400 IPCNS Points in any Event
  • Discretion

 

Post Graduate

     Biathlon, Nordic and Para

  • High School Graduates committed to the process of development to build the skills needed to advance as an athlete. 

 

 How to Apply

Interested individuals may apply by following the link provided below. Applications will be accepted until April 29th. Applications will be reviewed and individuals contacted by May 6th. 

Applicationhttps://www.crosscutmt.org/elite-team

Press inquiries and additional information please contact Seth Hubbard at seth@crosscutmt.org, or Nick Michaud at nick@crosscutmt.org.

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