ASC Training Center - Soda Springs, CA: Far West Nordic has officially announced the 2018 Junior National team and of the 31 athletes named, more than half train with ASCTC programs. Fourteen of ASC’s Nordic Comp Team members, some of whom also train in the Biathlon program, were named to the team. Three members of the ASC Biathlon program also qualified.
Lily Murnane (ASC Comp), Kili Lemkuhl (ASC Comp),Lexie Madigan (ASC Biathlon)
Alani Powell (ASC Comp), Mera Schoonmaker (ASC Comp), Samantha Swan (ASC Biathlon)
Etienne Bordes (ASC Comp & Biathlon), Cooper Honeywell (ASC Comp), Thomas Hipsley (ASC Comp), Phoenix Sanchhez (ASC Comp), Aaron Bronstone (ASC Biathlon)
Camille Syben (ASC Comp & Biathlon)
Cooper Anderson (ASC Comp), JC Schoonmaker (ASC Comp), Max Roske (ASC Comp)
Nik Burkhart (ASC Comp & Biathlon)
Abigail Baier (ASC Comp)
The entire Far West Nordic contingent will be participating in the US Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Junior National Championships March 3-10 in Utah.
In reflecting on the announcement, ASC Nordic Director and Head Coach Gus Johnson noted that his athletes are excited that JN’s are being held at Soldier Hollow. “Because our athletes have all raced there in the past, the Soldier Hollow venue is almost like a ‘home away from home course’ for them,” he said.
Fresh snow this past week has re-energized the skiers after a challenging season and Johnson believes they are really looking forward to coming together as a cohesive unit to proudly represent the Far West region.
As far as training regimes before travel to Utah commenced, Johnson commented that the athletes spent time focusing on recovery principles: mental and physical tune-ups, sleep, nutrition, and getting ahead on homework so they would be distraction-free once they get to JN’s.
For a complete team roster and standings visit: http://farwestnordic.org/raceresults/results20172018/jnq1718/jn-standings2018.html
Stay up to date on the Championships at: https://utaholympiclegacy.org/event/us-ski-snowboard-cross-country-junior-national-championships