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Bryan Fish’s jump to the U.S. Ski Team from his job running the Central Cross-Country (CXC) program was one of the most significant coaching changes of the spring. Fish, who over the last few years helped to build CXC’s elite team into one of the most powerful in the country, left some big shoes to fill. Enter Jason Cork, who was hired to replace Fish after two years as the assistant coach at Michigan Tech...

Racing for hours at a time is an entirely different kind of challenge than racing a 5 or a 10k and especially in the United States, the longer of these challenges tends to receive far less attention on the professional level. However, the Central Cross-Country Ski Association (CXC) is making plans to move ahead with the creation of an elite Worldloppet team.  Athletes on the team would compete in the American Birkebeiner and Vassaloppet, the...

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Bryan Fish is the former CXC Team Vertical Limit head coach, and now coaches for the U.S. Ski Team. FasterSkier approached Fish about CXC’s unique approach to periodicity–the sequencing of hard and easy blocks in a training plan–and this was his response. We got an e-mail from a reader with a story idea—he mentioned that CXC takes a different approach to periodicity, alternating hard weeks with easy weeks rather than doing the typical three-week progression....

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Friday marked the end of the Central Regional Elite Group (REG) training camp at the Cresthill Resort in Hayward, Wisconsin.  Top athletes from throughout the Central region arrived on Saturday, July 3 for a week of tough competition, quality training, and phenomenal coaching. One of the great values of the REG camps is the educational component, as athletes attended lectures presented by the coaches almost every night.  The star-studded coaching staff included Bryan Fish (US...

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None of us seasoned varsity athletes had any idea what was about to be unleashed that cold February day in 2005 when little seventh grade Jessie Diggins was called up as an alternate at the Conference meet. But the tiny blonde bundle of energy surprised us all by not only putting out a good race, but making the All-Conference team, the Section team, and qualifying for the state meet. I’m proud to say that back...

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Thursday marked the final day of the first training camp of the summer for the Central Cross-Country Ski Association (CXC). Based out of Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, the camp consisted of 10 days of training at various locations ranging across the St. Croix Valley. With previous head coach Bryan Fish around for the first week before moving on to his new position with the US Ski Team (USST), the camp also functioned as a...

Big changes to the team roster and the coaching staff are this spring’s news for the Central Cross-Country Ski Association (CXC). 18 athletes and three coaches will comprise the 2011 team for one of North America’s largest and fastest-growing clubs. Vacating the post of head coach that he held since the formation of CXC in 2006, Bryan Fish has accepted a position with the US Ski Team (USST) as Continental Cup coach. Jason Cork will...

Racers toeing the line of the 2010 edition of the City of Lakes Loppet were greeted Sunday morning with blue skies and pleasant winter temperatures.  The snow set up firm overnight, leaving the 35k course in Minneapolis firm and fast. In the 35k freestyle Loppet, local hero Matt Liebsch (CXC Team Vertical Limit), fresh off his first points-scoring effort in the Canmore World Cup 15k skate, took the victory.  Second went to Rossignol’s Josh Smullin,...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota – Brian Gregg and Rebecca Dussault gave CXC Team Vertical Limit a second consecutive day on top of the podium.  Dussault repeated continued her winning ways, skiing to a convincing 17 second win in the women’s 10km classic. Gregg, 2nd in yesterday’s freestyle race,  took the victory in the 15km classic, edging Martin Banerud by five seconds.  Bryan Cook (CXC Team Vertical Limit) matched his place from yesterday, taking the final podium spot,...

Maria Stuber and Brian Gregg, teammates on CXC Team Vertical Limit both finished 2nd in today’s 5/10km freestyle SuperTour in Minneapolis.  They took a few minutes to answer some questions following the race. Maria Stuber It sounds like the conditions were pretty sloppy out there with all of the warm and wet weather.  Can you tell us a bit about the conditions; how did the weather effect things, how the trails held up, etc? Maria...

CXC and CXC Team Vertical Limit is set to launch the SUPER FIT Program at six Midwestern ski shops for all level skiers to assist with equipment fitting, ski clinics, training and wax seminars. “SUPER FIT” is an exciting weekend long educational and sale program filled with seminars, presentations and store specials at six local retail shops around the region. Skiers at all levels will have equipment fit by CXC Team Vertical Limit professional athletes...