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Archive for September, 2008

Help me make some headlines for Nordic!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Hey Sports Illustrated for Kids is having its annual SI Kid of the year competition and Lake Placid local Nina Lussi is among the top finalists! She is a really talented ski jumper and a great advocate of the sport. Help her win one for the Nordic Community by voting at
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Nina Lussi with NYSEF coach Matt Cook
Nina Lussi with NYSEF coach Matt Cook

Lillehammer Camp USA v Norge

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

After a short rest week where I put my bike away and dusted off my rollerskis, the US Combined team headed to Lillehammer, Norway. This camp was planned to bring together the US, Norwegian, and French teams for some training and some friendly comps to “check the level.”

It was a huge success from the start since we were able to bring some additional athletes and coaches to bring our total to 22 people and 16 athletes! This included the 10 members of the US Nordic Combined squad, comeback kid Todd Lodwick, and a promising group of junior skiers from across the US. France brought a four member A-team squad and Norway brought their entire NC nation with around 65 athletes! For the camp we stayed together with the Norwegians up in the mountains at Sjusjoen. Although a drive to the ski jumps, it was near the new roller ski loop that offers nearly 5km of challenging courses. Sjusjoen also has some great trails across the high open alpine hills and bogs for some fun workouts as well.