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Toko Glove All Stars: Ida Sargent 1.  Who was your skiing role model when you were growing up and why?   Chandra Crawford- I watched her win Olympic gold with the biggest smile on her face and it doesn’t get more inspiring than that! 2.  What skier inspires you currently and why? Kikkan Randall- she is a leader for our team and an incredible role model. Kikkan isn’t afraid to set big goals and believe...

Field Report from Mansfield Nordic Club Eastern Cup #1, Craftsbury, VT December 19th, Freestyle sprints December 20th, 5km Freestyle for all Friday afternoon conditions were transformed corn snow the was fast and slick. Overnight, temps dropped to the mid-20s and new snow fell. For the men’s race, temps were mid 20’s rising toward 30 with intermittent sun and clouds. the snow was skied in, fast and slightly glazing from traffic (the qualifier was 2.5 laps...

Field reports from the Teams at US Cross Country Nationals Temperatures near zero with high winds made for cold dry snow for the week of US Nationals.  Anticipating the colder temperatures we focused on hardening our ski bases prior to the races with Toko LF Blue and Toko Cold Powder.  It turned out that HF Blue and Cold Powder consistently won the parrafin test and we ran it all week.  For the 15km Freestyle I...