Drawing of Nordic skier skating, Done by alumus Rebecca Watson

University of Wyoming Nordic Skiing

(UW Nordic Clubs begin an optimistic season)
LARAMIE – With the UW Nordic Ski Clubs’ season is underway, both men and women are feeling confident in the race to earn National titles.

The women’s team, led by seniors Jennifer Kinner (three-time National Champion) and Brooke Umphlett, return to defend their National title once again. Guiding the men’s team in the hunt for the National title after a best ever second place last season, is senior Clayton Barrows.

Head Coaches Christi Boggs and Rachel Watson are upbeat about the upcoming race season. Both are excited and eager to introduce more people to the sport of skiing.

“We hope that every skier who comes out will have a positive experience, will meet people that they can count on as friends and feel that they’ve had a successful season,” express Boggs and Watson. “We are hopeful that with every season at least one athlete will come away from the year feeling that skiing has made a positive difference in their life.”

The UW Nordic Clubs are open to anyone who would like to further explore, or begin, their skiing skills. According to Boggs and Watson, the athletes who come out are expected to treat everyone around them with respect, to work hard, attend practice, get plenty of rest, achieve to the best of their abilities and most of all, have fun.

With this fun also comes the responsibility of fundraising to send those athletes to Nationals each March to represent UW and the Laramie community.

“We need to raise $8000-$10,000 dollars each year to make this team what it is,” stated Boggs and Watson. “ We need help from the University, the community, the athletes, alumni, etc.

In addition to close ties with UW and the community, the UW Nordic Clubs work closely with the Medicine Bow Nordic Association (MBNA) to promote skiing in Laramie. The teams assist the MBNA in running races, as well as providing additional racing opportunities to the Nordic community in Laramie.

“We welcome anyone who wants to learn or become better at skiing and wants to dedicate time and effort towards that goal,” express Boggs and Watson.

If you’re worried that you’ve missed the deadline date for joining the UW Nordic Ski Clubs, worry not, you have until November 1st to contact either coach.

For more information on the UW Nordic Ski Clubs visit: http://ed.uwyo.edu/gradstudent/ski

For more information contact: uwski@yahoo.com

University of Wyoming

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University of Wyoming
Nordic Ski Club
Christi Boggs
Dept. 3274
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

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