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Day 1 (Sprint) Craftsbury photo gallery. Day 2 (Distance) Craftsbury photo gallery.  Over the weekend in Craftsbury, Vermont the first Eastern Cup series went down. On Saturday skiers raced a 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint. On Sunday the women raced a 5 k skate, the men 10 k. In the women’s sprint qualifier, Julia Kern (SMS T2) skied the fastest time of 3:12.97 minutes. Ida Sargent (USST/CGRP) was the second fastest qualifier, with Jessica Yeaton (APU) in...

  10/15km Freestyle: Cold temperatures made it important to have the bases hard. We used Toko LF blue and XCold powder for our base layer covered with JetStream Blue 2.0 block. The XCold powder made a big difference in our testing. Freestyle Sprint: Fresh falling wet snow, Red 2.0 Powder won our test and put Caitlin on the podium. — Report from Brian Gregg (By the way, congratulations to Caitlin Gregg for qualifying to represent...

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Note: Photos from this story are courtesy of John Lazenby. Many more photos from the Eastern Cup weekend are available U16 boys – men Temperatures warmed on Sunday and the snow turned to rain, but luckily the manmade base of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center’s 2.5 k loop held up well through nearly 400 racers doing two to four loops each. In the U16 girls’ 5 k skate, Lehmann held onto her lead, as did Koch...

(Dec. 21 press release) On day two of the NENSA Eastern Cup Opener, the courses at Rikert Nordic Center were fast and covered with a dusting of fresh snow. The day was chilly, with temperatures at 25, and flurries throughout the morning and into the afternoon, causing racers to whip out their glasses to see through the snow. The Bill Koch League racers got to lead the packs today and they competed in freestyle races,...

(NENSA press release) By Sophie Hodges We are down to three months away from the next Eastern Cup, NENSA’s signature race series, and it is time to get prepped for all the excitement to come! In case any of you have been keeping up with the Farmer’s Almanac, this year is supposed to be a winter to remember, so lets get excited!I personally am very excited for this winter, because we have a new venue, Rikert Nordic Center!...

(Press release) At the conclusion of each season NENSA is always excited to announce the overall male and female Eastern Cup Champions. Recipients will see a new title on their award this year as it has been renamed the Mike Gallagher Cup.  This standing award, donated by a Vermont family, will reside at NENSA, and the male and female champions will receive a hand made mug from TwoPotters of Vermont. “The Eastern Cup circuit is...

Winter Competition Calendar Boasts Mix of New Venues and Classic Courses The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) has set the schedule for this season’s key competitive events including eight TD Bank Eastern Cup races over four weekends and the Championship events taking place in March. TD Bank Eastern Cup Series: The TD Bank Eastern Cup Series has been on the race calendar since the early years of NENSA, and is considered NENSA’s signature race...

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The third weekend of EISA qualifiers were combined with NENSA’s  TD Bank Eastern Cup races and held at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. The collegiate competitors topped the combined field on each day of individual start races, with only three Eastern Cup competitors cracking into the top ten. The podium saw no new faces this weekend, as Middlebury’s Patrick Johnson took both men’s races, Dartmouth’s Sophie Caldwell won the 5k classic race, and...

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Stowe, Vermont — Saturday,  February 6 On a perfect winter day at Trapp Family Lodge, the Stowe Nordic Outing Club hosted the region’s very best cross country skiers for the TD Bank Eastern Cup and University of Vermont Winter Carnival.  The collegiate skiers proved themselves against the Eastern Cup field today with Dartmouth’s Ida Sargent winning the women’s race and UVM’s Franz Bernstein taking the men’s victory.  Heather Mooney (Stratton) was the top non-collegiate finisher...

flyingpointroad.com Saturday’s Sprint: While the talk  was mostly about the crazy men’s qualifier round, the performances of the day came from two J2 women who stepped up to earn the top two spots in the overall women’s race.  Stratton Mountain School’s Heather Mooney (Peru, VT) won both the qualifying round and the heats, while Corey Stock fought from a lower qualifying position to grab 2nd in the final.  Green Mountain Valley School’s Elena Luethi earned...

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Stowe, VT—Trapp Family Lodge plays hosts to this year’s TD Banknorth Eastern Cup opening weekend. The Eastern Cup begins its fourteenth year as NENSA’s signature race series and this weekend will feature several of the nation’s best cross-country skiers. The Trapp Touring Center has been blessed with early season snow and the snow cover has been enhanced with their expansive snowmaking system. Saturday’s one kilometer classic technique sprint race and Sunday’s five and ten kilometer...