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2006 CXC Regional Training/Testing Camp

Mon, Jun  19, 2006 - By CXC Skking

Central Cross Country Ski Association (“CXC Skiing”) is pleased to announce the 2006 Regional Training/Testing Camp for:

  • CXC Ski Team
  • Regional Development Group
  • This past year’s Junior Olympians from MW and GLD
  • State Development Groups

Athletes not qualifying for these groups may petition in to the camp by writing Yuri Gusev at with their top 3 results from last season and a short statement of why this petition should be accepted.

“This camp is the highlight of the summer training for the top athletes in the region. It has always been a very successful camp. This year we already have top athletes and coaches in the region and in the country committed to be at the camp, including U-23 World Championship Team members, Junior Olympic medallists, U.S. Ski Team Head Coach Pete Vordenberg and CXC Ski Team Head Coach Bryan Fish”, commented Yuriy Gusev, CXC Skiing Chief Executive Officer.


Camp will take place on July 2-8 at Cresthill Resort, Hayward WI.


  • Pete Vordenberg-US Ski Team Head Coach
  • Bryan Fish- CXC Team Head Coach
  • Matt Whitcomb-US Ski Team Development Coach
  • Yuri Gusev-CXC CEO/Russian Style Ski School Head Coach
  • Scott Wilson-CXC COO/17 years coaching juniors and masters


During the camp athletes will perform following activities:

  • Strength Assessment
  • Endurance Assessment
  • VO2/CO2 Testing (aerobic and anaerobic thresholds, intensity zones, etc.)
  • Other training activities (technique, distance, strength training, etc.)


July 2 (Sunday) – 10:00AM Arrival & VO2/CO2 testing
July 3 (Monday) – Distance run
July 4 (Tuesday) –3km time trial (track)
July 5 (Wednesday) – Strength Assessment
July 6 (Thursday) –Distance training (rollerski skate)
July 7 (Friday) – Distance training (rollerski classic)
July 8 (Saturday) – Rollerski skate time trial and departure


  • $100 – Regional Development Group
  • $250 – Midwest/Great Lakes Junior Olympic Team members & State Development Group
  • $400 – Petitioned Athletes

Please visit to find registration info. Registration for this camp will only be the first 35 to register.

Congratulations to the Midwest/Great Lakes Junior Olympic Team and the State Development Group athletes for their achievements and athletic excellence!


Junior 2 Girls

  • Berndt, Danielle Bloomington, MN 5/9/1990 Minnesota Valley Ski Team
  • Burger, Molly Hayward, WI 4/9/1991 Hayward H.S.
  • Burke, Eileen Wausau, WI 4/22/1990 Wausau West
  • Byrne, Addie Bovey, MN 10/11/1990 Mt. Itasca Biathlon
  • Dehmlow, Annie Forest Lake, MN 4/26/1990 Nordicwerks
  • Eklin, Kristin Bovey, MN 1/18/1991 Grand Rapids
  • Ellis, Libby Minneapolis, MN 2/8/1991 Go Training

Junior 1 Girls

  • Grossi, Maria Hayward, WI 2/26/1988 Hayward H.S
  • Hoffman, Melanie Sobieski, WI 9/17/1989 Ashwaubenon H.S.
  • LaFrance, Stephanie Duluth, MN 3/7/1989 Duluth East H.S.
  • Luby, Claire St. Paul, MN 5/27/1988 Go Training
  • Marshall, Lindsey Shoreview, MN 2/20/1989 Roseville H.S.
  • Mix, Kalie Grand Rapids, MN 9/18/1988 Mt. Itasca Biathlon
  • Roessler, Anna Grand Rapids, MN 4/22/1988 Mt. Itasca Biathlon
  • Salatore, Katie Roseville, MN 5/29/1988 Roseville H.S.
  • Wallis, Lindsay Woodbury, MN 3/30/1989 Woodbury
  • White, Rita Roseville, MN 5/29/1988 Mpls. Ski Club

Older Junior Girls

  • Bono, Katie Minneapolis, MN 10/30/1987 Go Training
  • Fjeldheim, Ingrid Duluth, MN 5/17/1987 Duluth East H.S.
  • Holmes, Megan Gilbert, MN 8/25/1987 Mesabi East H.S.
  • Klein, Jenna Ely, MN 12/4/1986 Ely
  • Monahan, Kristen Eden Praire, MN 6/27/1987 Minnesota Valley Ski Team
  • Pletcher, Ashley Hopkins, MN 1/6/1986 UW-GB
  • Weber, Audrey Northfield, MN 9/23/1986 Mpls. Ski Club

Junior 2 Boys

  1. Bowler, Chris Wausau, WI 4/24/1990 Wausau Newman
  2. Dubay, Joe Coon Rapids, MN 12/17/1990 Mpls. Ski Club
  3. Keller, Andy Chanhassen, MN 4/29/1990 Minnesota Valley Ski Team
  4. Morris, Roman Marine, MN 1/15/1990 Nordicwerks
  5. Nygren, Hans Prior Lake, MN 2/16/1990 Minnesota Valley Ski Team
  6. Schimpff, Birken Madison, WI 10/3/1990 Madnorski

Junior 1 Boys

  • Brabbit, Jens Winona, MN 2/16/1989 Winona
  • Cregg, Jared Eden Praire, MN 3/16/1988 Minnesota Valley Ski Team
  • Debold, Doug Wayzata, MN 10/27/1989 Hopkins H.S.
  • Fick, Ben Marine O St. Croix, MN 1/27/1988 Nordicwerks
  • Fredrickson, Kyle Hayward, WI 10/3/1988 Hayward H.S
  • Maki, Nicholas Aurora, MN 4/15/1988 Mesabi East H.S.
  • Mommsen, Mike St. Louis Park, MN 2/28/1988 Mpls. Ski Club
  • Nordgren, Leif Marine O St. Croix, MN 5/18/1989 Nordicwerks
  • Pierce, Matthew Hayward, WI 10/5/1989 Hayward H.S
  • Shultz, Adam Ely, MN 3/20/1988 Ely
  • Tilman, Andrew St. Louis Park, MN 2/7/1989 Mpls. Ski Club

Older Junior Boys

  • Bowler, Bill Wausau, WI 8/14/1986 Northern Michigan
  • Harvey, Chris Eden Praire, MN 5/3/1986 Minnesota Valley Ski Team
  • Kask, Jason Duluth, MN 5/28/1986 Duluth X-C
  • Lang, Jesse St. Louis Park, MN 12/13/1986 Mpls. Ski Club
  • Ocariz, Santiago Spooner, WI 9/27/1986 UW-GB
  • Ostrander, Alex Hayward, WI 10/9/1986 UW-GB
  • Ostroot, Brandan Columbia Heights, MN 4/12/1987 Go Training
  • Steiner, Ted Stillwater, MN 12/29/1987 Nordicwerks


Junior 2 Girls

  • Fjeldheim, Kirsten Marquette, MI 4/2/1990 Superiorland
  • Holway, Katie MI 1/24/1991 Superiorland
  • Oppliger, Louise Hancock, MI 2/15/1993 Ski Tigers / Copper Country Nordic Ski Team
  • Oppliger, Ruth Hancock, MI 2/15/1993 Ski Tigers / Copper Country Nordic Ski Team
  • Orr, Olivia Hancock, MI 6/2/1990 Ski Tigers / Copper Country Nordic Ski Team
  • Shoup, Madelyn Houghton, MI 5/30/1991 Ski Tigers / Copper Country Nordic Ski Team
  • Timm, Alexandra Bay City, MI 10/12/1991 Ski Tigers / Copper Country Nordic Ski Team
  • Westerman, Emily Traverse City, MI 6/21/1990 Traverse City

Junior 1 Girls

  • Ciesla, Hannah Traverse City, MI 4/24/1989 Traverse City
  • Graci, Gina Marquette, MI 1/1/1988 Superiorland
  • Hemming, Jessie Traverse City, MI 1/1/1988 Traverse City
  • Mishica, Christina Hancock, MI 3/17/1989 Ski Tigers / Copper Country Nordic Ski Team
  • Young, Amber Hancock, MI 7/25/1988 Ski Tigers / Copper Country Nordic Ski Team

Older Junior Girls

  • Harris, Michaela Traverse City, MI 3/15/1987 Traverse City
  • Jarvey, Karen Calumet, MI 5/19/1987 MTU
  • Kangas, Laura Chassell, MI 1/1/1987 MTU
  • Lepinski, Nicole Maple Grove, MN 1/1/1987 MTU
  • Lundberg, Britta Roseville, MN 1/1/1987 MTU

Junior 2 Boys

  • Anderson, J. Lyle Cuyahuga Falls, OH 6/8/1993 Cuyahuga Falls
  • Anderson, Lloyd Cuyahuga Falls, OH 6/8/1993 Cuyahuga Falls
  • Baic, Brendan Walloon Lake, MI 12/6/1991 Walloon Lake
  • Brennan, Mac MI 7/15/1990 Outside Edge
  • Gougeon, Joe MI 11/13/1991 Superiorland
  • Mattioli, Tony MI 6/21/1991 Superiorland
  • McFadden, John Marquette, MI 3/28/1991 Superiorland
  • Murray, Neil MI 8/16/1990 Superiorland
  • Sharp, Kai Liminga, MI 11/28/1992 Copper Country
  • Wagner, Zach MI 4/20/1991 Superiorland
  • Williams, Ross MI 9/17/1992 Outside Edge
  • Woodbeck, Jay Hancock, MI 6/18/1991 Copper Country

Junior 1 Boys

  • Endicott, Kyle Traverse City, MI 7/3/1988 Traverse City
  • Helminen, Keith Laurium, MI 7/30/1989 Copper Country
  • McFadden, Tom Marquette, MI 2/11/1989 Superiorland
  • Nienstaedt, Anders Iron Mountain, MI 12/27/1989 Iron Mountain
  • Putman, Elliot Traverse City, MI 4/29/1989 Traverse City
  • Smith, Jesse Traverse City, MI 2/6/1989 Traverse City
  • Ward, William Traverse City, MI 11/23/1988 Traverse City

Older Junior Boys

  • Heglund, Kevin Andover, MN 2/13/1986 MTU
  • Jenema, Tyler MI 4/26/1986 Superiorland
  • Joda, Andrew Nashotah, WI 2/24/1986 MTU
  • Mundahl, Erik Winona, MN 9/16/1986 MTU
  • Pribyl, Steve Stillwater, MN 8/6/1986 MTU
  • Weir, Morgan Rapid City, MI 11/17/1987 Rapid City

State Development Groups

State Development Groups are integral part of the CXC Ski Athlete’s Development Ladder and critical for development of junior athletes, especially at the younger age. Criteria: Top ten returning State High School Championship skiers from each state plus J2 skiers qualified to Junior Olympic Teams.

State Development Group for 2006-2007


Reid Lutter


Joe Dubay
Luke Busta
Leif Nordren
Alex Reich
Sam Newcomer
Jens Brabbit
Zac Clark
Mason Bacso
Andew Tillman
Tim Cheesebro
Hans Nygren
Andy Keller
Roman Morris


Karen Cook


Kyle Fredrickson
Matt Pierce
Birken Schimpff
Zeke Fashingbauer
Jeff Cook
John Grossi


Mike Young


Kyle Endicott
Keith Helminen
Tom McFadden
Anders Nienstaedt
Elliot Putman
Jesse Smith
Brendan Baic
Joe Gougeon
Kai Sharp
Jay Woodbeck


Addie Byrne
Carolyn Freeman
Maddy Wendt
Jill Smith
Lindsey Marshall
Meghan Cornwall
Stepahnie LaFrance
Kalie Mix
Danielle Berndt
Libby Ellis
Annie Demlow
Kristen Eklin


Molly Burger
Eileen Burke
Melanie Hoffman
Corrine Malcolm
Joanna Pace
Laura Koch


Mariah Featherly
Kirsten Fjeldheim
Catarina Gulledge
Christina Mishica
Katie Holway
Ruth Oppliger
Olivia Orr
Madelyn Shoup
Emily Westerman

Central Cross Country Skiing (“CXC Skiing”) is recognized by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (“USSA”) as the sole Regional Organization governing cross country skiing in the 10 state Central Region of the United States. CXC Skiing provides an organization which enables athletes, coaches and officials to achieve excellence in cross country skiing through: EDUCATION, COOPERATION, COMMUNICATION, and COMPETITION. CXC Skiing oversees youth programs; supports the Junior Olympic Qualifying system, Central Collegiate Ski Association, and Senior/Master skiing; provides athletes’, coaches’ and officials’ education; coordinates competitions; and is the Midwest pipeline to the US Ski Team. CXC is a 501c3 non profit corporation and gratefully accepts tax deductible donations for program enhancement from all sources.