Sunday, February 15, 2015

2-16-15 thru 2-21-15 Scout Nordic Season Comes to an End

LJHS NORDIC
COWBOY CHASE
This is the crew.  3 plus month of  training and skiing together.  It all comes down to this weekend, the Season Finale in Lander. It won"t hit till Monday 2-23-15 that I no longer have a standing ski date with 55 of my favorite Junior High Students. 

This is a busy week so pay attention:

Monday, 2-16-15
     Ski at Happy Jack  Normal time.  Yes I know it is 1/2 day of school.  Teachers and staff have to work a full day.  You would have no coaches.  Bus loads at 3:15 by the tennis courts.  Only one pick up spot.  I understand if you cannot make it.

Disclaimer:  We may experience winter conditions and the road might be closed. Be prepared to ski at the park or work out in the gym.  Watch for updates on Facebook and thru the email list.

Wednesday, 2-18-15
     Yoga at Blossom Yoga.  Bus will run a normal pick up route stopping at all schools.  Back to LJHS at 5PM.  Bring your mats and dress to move and stretch.  (No we cannot switch Monday and Wednesday, the bus garage gets confused.) Come ready to listen to our guest instructor and participate fully.

Thursday, 2-19-15
     Wax barn open from 3PM to 5PM
     You will be waxing both pairs of skis for Lander.  Come willing to spend a little time.

Friday, 2-20-15
     Wax barn open 3PM-5PM
     You will be waxing both pair of skis for Lander.  Come willing to spend a little time.
      If you waxed on Thursday go home to study.

5:30PM   END OF SEASON BANQUET/AWARDS DINNER
                 LJHS CAFETERIA
                 POT LUCK
8TH GRADE SKIERS- BRING A MAIN DISH
7TH GRADE SKIERS- SIDE OR SALAD
6TH GRADE SKIERS- DESSERT
 
COACHES WILL PROVIDE PLATES, PLASTIC AND DRINKS
 
COME TO CELEBRATE A GREAT SEASON AND A GREAT TEAM!

    
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Saturday, 2-21-15  Season Finale at Beaver Creek Nordic Trails, Lander, WY
 
                ALL LJHS NORDIC TEAM MEMBERS ARE WELCOME AND EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE!
 
     6AM Load the bus.  Come dressed in your colors ready to ski.   Awards will be created for the best Pajama pants and slippers. for the ride home.  Bring a warm jacket to wear between events.
 Mr. Stender is buying us an early dinner or late lunch after the meet.  You might want to pack a lunch to have at the race.  If you borrowed a Scout Nordic Team Jersey, bring a shirt to wear home as you will be returning  that one after the race. We will be at the race site a long time come prepared for the weather, if you are skiing only one event bring warm clothes to wait out the other event in.

Estimated time home 9PM or before Sunday. 

Race format: (I Sent this out in an e-mail earlier )
12 NOON  3.5KM Freestyle  interval start boys then girls no break.
2PM 3.5 KM Classic  Mass start Boys then Girls.

Awards will be given to the top 10 Male and Female skiers combining both races. If you ski only one race you are not eligible for an award.  

I am expecting all to ski both races. But you have the option to pick one or the other if you feel that 2 races is too much. We the Coaching staff reserve the right to help you decide.
  ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday 9AM There will be no late entries.  Tell Coach Hamann before then your desires or you will ski both races!
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Thank you to so many people for making this season so successful!

With Pride and a little sadness I say, "That's all folks!"



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Cowboy Chase Week

LJHS Special Olympic 4x1km Unified Relay Team.
Gold Medal Winners!


We are down to the last 2 weeks of this season.  After a log break of no meets we go back to back weekends.  It is going to go fast and crazy.  Please read carefully so you are not left out.

Week of February 8-14,  2015

Monday 2/9/15
      Ski at Happy Jack 
       Your Choice of skis.  These will be the skis you ski the race on Saturday with.
Wednesday 2-11/15
      Yoga at Blossom Yoga Studio   3:30 to 5:00 at LJHS
Thursday 2-12-15
     Wax barn open 3:00-4:30
     wax the pair you will race on.
Friday 2-13-15
     Wax Barn open 3:00 to 4:30
     Cowboy Chase Race weekend starts today. 
     JR High skiers are welcome to ski in High  School  JV 5KM Free style! 
     You must let Coach Hamann know if you want to do this by Monday 2-9-15.
Saturday 2-14-15
     Cowboy Chase Weekend continues
     JR HIGH RACE  3.5 KM Freestyle (Noon Start)
      All the Laramie Team will be entered.  If you cannot make it let me  know.  You can all ski this distance we have done it many times!



A little about the Cowboy Chase weekend:
     Friday 2-13-15 the bus will leave from LJHS at 11AMfor those skiers racing the 5KM. Bring a lunch to eat before or after the race. The rest of you stay in school and wax after school.  Race starts at 1PM in the Meadow.

Friday 2-13-14 evening 7:00PM  Banquet Dinner at Spring Creek Elementary School. $10/person
     The money earned will help support UW Nordic Skiers and  High Plains Skiers going to Junior Nationals.  LJHS is assigned to donate bread.  Let me know if you can help with this. Get there early, when the food id gone it is gone.

Saturday 2-14-15
    Bus loads at 10AM from LJHS.  All team expected to be there!   3.5KM Freestyle Start time 12Noon,  Start location: Meadow. Spectators plan on skiing, snowshoeing or hiking about 1KM into the start. There is no warming hut so dress for the weather.  

There will be a concession stand with hot soup, chili and baked goods.  Again we are asking for donations of individually wrapped baked goods,  soup or chili.  There is a stove to warm things up.  The LJHS portion of the sales will go toward paying race officials.  Let Coach Hamann know if you can donate or just bring it up to the race.  I can take things up on Friday.

Parent Volunteers for the race are always appreciated:  Let me know which day. I will pass on your info to the race organizers. 

For those parents who want to race, there is a citizens option both Saturday and Sunday all info is at www.medicinebownordic.org  choose the racing information icon.

This is all I have for this week.  I will send out a separate blog for our last week and the Lander Ski Race.