Hi Team, Thanks for a great Season! We need to meet one more time. This is required of all team members who attend MV. If you are a middle schooler who did not rent ski gear, already returned your uniform, and already gave Coach O your chip/number, you can skip this.
Thursday March 2nd - 3:30pm-5pm -Clean Ski Garage and transfer all team gear back upstairs -Last chance to return your chip # -Last chance to return MV uniforms/warm-ups -Renters: Summer wax (liquid) on all Ski Library Skis -Renters: Return of Ski Library Equipment
Please attend this event if you have anything left to return to us. It is very difficult for us to collect any ski equipment on an individual basis, so we need your help to return everything on this exact date/time.
If you have a conflict and truly cannot attend, email Coach Jules to coordinate. We rely on the team to help clean the ski garage to get the space ready for track and to keep everything organized for next year.
Its Sections week! Please Read carefully with respect to this weeks practices:
1. We do not have buses confirmed yet for Monday and Tuesday. We will let you know ASAP when we hear, but if we take carpools, you must coordinate that yourselves. Coaches cannot drive students or coordinate carpools.
2. Sections team, if you are a pursuit skier and do not have Skin Skis, talk to Jules on MONDAY! We will see if there are any extra that you can have as a back-up for Thursday.
3. Sections team, there will not be an indoor space at Battle Creek like last week. We will bring the tent, also consider bringing a camping chair or similar.
Its Conference Week, lets have a great one! See the end of this post for the full Thursday schedule and details about Conference.
Conference is the last race for the whole team, Sections is limited to the top 7 skiers + 1 alternate per gender.
Conference Day 2 Schedule (Thursday): 9am Girls Relay Heat 1 9:30am Girls Relay Heat 2 10am Boys Relay Heat 1 10:30 Boys Relay Heat 2 11:30am Girls Varsity 5k Skate Pursuit 12:30pm Boys Varsity 5k Skate Pursuit 1:30pm Girls JV 5km Skate 1:45pm Boys JV 5km Skate 2:45pm Girls Relay Sprint Finals 3:15pm Boys Relay Finals
There will be some snacks provided but each skier should bring a bag lunch, especially if you're racing after lunch. It is also recommended to bring extra base-layers, especially relay skiers who may race twice.
----------------- The Varsity roster consists of 6 Pursuit skiers and 2 relay teams (2 skiers each). The JV will race pursuit, there are no JV relays.
Tuesday: Varsity Classic 5k and JV Classic 5k and 3k. No relays Thursday: Varsity Skate 5k and JV Skate 5k and 3k. Relay prelims and Finals.
The final results consist of the added times of the Classic and Skate races.
Rosters: Girls Pursuit: Linnea Ousdigian, Claire Sabby, Bria Mills, Alana Schmitzer, Maya Surve, Wren Anderson Girls Sprint Teams: Margot Derosier / Brynn Mills, Maddie Dornfeld / Kenna Karel Boys Pursuit: Levi Hammerbeck, Owen Kalmes, Miles Smith, Will Kelley, Corban Carlson, Sam Notch Boys Sprint Teams: August Arnold / Ian Gamson, Ethan Zhao / Niko Mares
For Monday (MLK) races, the weather is supposed to be interesting (warm and potentially light rian), but we will proceed. We will have 2 tents outside and tarps on the ground for storing gear. The building does not want us "camping" inside.
Make sure to pack a reliable snack for in-between your races. It shouldn't be anything too heavy or difficult to digest. Good options are a PB&J or similar, granola bar, fruits, etc. You could also consider packing a more substantial snack/lunch for after your 2nd race, prior to returning to MV to eat as you see fit.
Team, you blew us away this weekend! Look at how we've improved since last year:
Girls Varsity 10th place (19th last year) Girls JV 10th place (27th last year) Boys Varsity 26th place (39th last year) Boys JV 26th place (no racers last year)
We are so proud of this team, you raced your hardest. Many of you raced your first Mesabi and took it in stride. Way to go!
Here's this week's plan:
A few things to note: -We will announce Wednesday's relay partners on Tuesday at the carboload -Saturday, we will wax for MLK races (next Monday). We may also hold some waxing Friday - stay tuned for more info -Sunday we have a carboload at Cindy Gs house. Last year we did some ice skating - unfortunately, there isnt a rink this year due to the snow last week. Lets rest our legs instead! -Lastly, we will talk more in person but we are approaching the more serious racing portion of our season, in which we will be racing Conference, Sections, and State. Make sure to take care of yourselves by: --drinking lots of water --getting plenty of sleep --eating lots of nutritious foods --preventing individual and team illness (dont share waterbottles, stay warm, change out of sweaty ski clothes!) --stay home if you are sick
Individual health is team health. Let us know if you have any concerns, so far this season we're doing awesome with this stuff - keep up the great work!
Happy Holidays Everyone! Here's the plan for this week:
Alumni Race is on Tuesday - Classic Race!: - The Alumni Race is a time-trial race which we will use to determine the Mesabi Roster - This year, the Alumni Race will be a CLASSIC RACE - Parents, Family, Friends (really anyone) are encouraged to join us for this race, if you're up for the challenge! 9am - Arrive if you need to apply wax /kick wax 9:30am - latest time to arrive at Como Park Golf Course (1431 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul, MN 55103) 10am - Race Starts!
For Wednesday: - Wednesday we leave for Holiday Camp! 7:30am - Arrive at MVHS to load bus 8am - bus departs MV
Hi Team, This week will be significantly colder than the temps we've had so far. Please plan ahead, consider the following for practice/races: - Significant Jacket for before/after skiing - Toe/foot warmers if you have them - Dry hat, socks, t-shirt for after skiing - Winter Boots! Not ski boots, shoes...
Here's the plan for the week:
Right now, our Wednesday race is ON. Temps are going to be cold, so if they dip below allowable race temperatures, we will notify the team right away.
Saturday, we will not hold any practice but there is the Winter Warm-Up race(s) at Elm Creek for anyone interested! https://pioneermidwest.com/products/winter-warm-up?variant=42267132657836
Coaches are not able to commit to being there, but if this sounds interesting to you or your friends, consider racing! (remember, it will be cold!)