May Nordic Newsletter

2021-22 Nordic Program Stats

2021-22 was another banner season for JHSC Nordic!  We had more athletes enrolled than ever before, qualified more athletes than ever to Junior Nationals, and many other successes!  Thank you to all the families, parents, athletes, sponsors, coaches, and community members who made this season possible!  We couldn't do anything without the support of every part of the nordic community.

230 athletes enrolled in the Nordic Program - most ever

13 athletes qualified to Junior Nationals -  most ever

5th placed club overall in the country at Junior Nationals - highest ever

Lease gear distributed to 95 local athletes - most ever

Hosted first-ever FIS race for the Jackson JNQ at Trail Creek with 450+ participants - most ever

75 JHSC athletes raced at Jackson JNQ - most ever

50+ participants in Nordic Masters clinics

106 local 4th grade students coached through Winter Sports program

Prep/Comp Update

April is typically the quietest month for the JHSC Nordic Program as athletes take a break from ski training to reset, coaches relax and recover from the year, and families turn their attention elsewhere.  This year has been no different with many athletes running track, playing soccer, mountain biking, or just relaxing.  Many nordic program coaches took the chance to head to Baja California in Mexico for a few weeks in early April, while others stuck it out in the Tetons for side season.   April is the time of year where planning for the summer and the next winter takes place, and some notable news has emerged from the Intermountain spring meetings.  Congratulations to Nate Streubel, Lucas Wilmot, and Lena Poduska who have qualified for the Western U16 camp that will take place in Colorado this summer!  We also had Kate Brigham qualify for the Western Elite Group camp in Truckee this summer, and Mason Wheeler is an alternate.  It is awesome to have so many athletes qualify for these prestigious training camps, which serve as opportunities to work with US Ski Team staff!  

Graduating Seniors

Congratulations to the graduating seniors this year from JHSC Nordic:

Kate Brigham, Elsie Hall, Will Johnson, Axel Klomparens, Natalie O'Brien, Bridger Stiles, Mason Wheeler, Sydney Wilmot

These athletes have been a huge part of JHSC Nordic for years, and many of them came through from the Lollipopper level all the way to the Comp Team!  In the next newsletter we will give more detailed updates about future plans but we are graduating at least three student-athletes to ski for Division 1 college teams including Bates, and Colby.  Two others are going to run cross-country at great schools as well!  Seeing these successful young adults find a great path forward into college is a fantastic reminder of the multifaceted talents of our student athletes!

Upcoming Events

We have a huge calendar of training camp opportunities for this summer!  Please see the following dates and make sure to keep these time slots open!

May 6-15: JHSC Bend Camp

June 20-26: Western REG Camp in Truckee, CA

July 9-15: Western U16 Camp at Copper Mtn, CO

July 15-18: Intermountain U15 Camp in Butte, MT

July 28-31: JHSC Training Camp in Bozeman, MT

August 10-14: JHSC Camp or Backpacking Trip