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Madshus being the OLDEST ski brand in the market today (1906) may not be the biggest but they are one of the most progressive…..
- Supporting Women in Sport! Team Out There athlete & Women’s Nordic Combined Pioneer Tara Geraghty-Moats has recently signed with Madshus. Growing up she skied on Madshus and always loved the products. Heading into the 2019-20 Season we spoke with Madshus and they came back to Tara with a great opportunity and excited to see where she and the sport of Women’s Nordic Combined is headed, in the USA & the world. They maybe the Oldest Ski Brand but they as their Norwegian Heritage and progressive in equal thinking.
- Ski Technology. When Madshus debuted the Redline ski it was a shift in the feel of a ski on the snow. They have continued to revolutionize this with the launch last season to select retailers (we were one) of the NEW Redline 2.0. Or as we like to say 2.ohhhhhhhhhhhh . They are AMAZING.
This past weekend was the first event of the Women’s Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix and our own Team Out There athlete Tara Geraghty-Moats was coming into the weekend a heavy favorite after a fantastic 2018/19 Nordic Combined Season. With the PCR Jumps for qualifying happening on Friday Tara lead out the group in first with some great flight. Sunday was the day of competition and due to wind the Jumping was cancelled and the PRC Jumps were used to seed the 5km Freestyle ski portion of the event. Tara took out right from the start and controlled the pace for the entire 5km. Now the Ladies are off to Klingenthal Germany for another day of competition.
Madshus News- For any of you noticing Tara is a recent addition to the Madshus Family. Keep an eye out for future updates!
We are now back in the Midwest with just have spent an amazing 8 days at the 2019 GMVS Summer Camp. This year 6 amazing athletes from Wisconsin & Minnesota join us for the GMVS camp. Athletes from 9 states, many who took top three placements at the 2019 Junior Nationals, along with athletes headed to the Youth Olympic Games & More. Coaching staff was comprised of a great core group of 6 representing Eastern Ski Academies, NCAA Programs along with Elite & Junior Programs. Also joining us were three former GMVS athletes now skiing for Harvard, Bowdoin & Dartmouth.
Our Trip left on Saturday, heading across the state picking up athletes on our way East. Trekking across the US, visiting Lake Erie and the Adirondacks along the way. Beginning Monday athletes arrived at camp and headed off to the first workout – Pole Hike & Run up Sugarbush Mountain! Day two began with a morning run & movement and leading into an OD Double Pole workout & River Run. Day Three continued with Classic Progressions with “MooseHufs” and Bounding. Wrapping up the day with a Strength Circuit workout in the Race Performance Center at GMVS. Day Four was “Jericho” and the Rollerski Track. Day Five we had Skate Agility on the awesome ramps made by NENSA‘s Justin Beckwith. Followed by a recovery run & mobility work. Day Six was the App-Gap Challenge Rollerski Race. Day Seven wrapped up with some amazing OD Hike/Trail Runs along the Long Trail.
Thanks again to the Athletes & Coaches for a Fantastic Week!
IGOR MID-SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP
July 19-21, 2019 / UW Eau Claire, Barron County, Rice Lake, WI.
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The focus goals of the three 2019 Igor Legacy Camps are to promote growth and development of youth-age cross country skiers and to provide exposure to the fundamental building blocks required for successful cross-country skiing, as well as summer training with teammates, and meeting new Nordic friends.
Once again our Coach Kris will be heading up the Central Regions “Dream Camp” for the top U14 athletes from both the Midwest & Great Lakes Divisions.
This past week at the INN There at Out There we hosted a camp put on by our Coach Kris & 4591 Sports Development. We had athletes from Six Clubs across Wisconsin & Minnesota represented at the Five Day Training Camp. One of the highlights of this years camp was Guest Coach Tara Geraghty-Moats. Tara a long time Team Out There athlete join Kris & these great Juniors on workouts, giving tips and tricks to get better. From Rest & Nutrition to Racing. You NEVER know what opportunities lie Out There.
Tara Geraghty-Moats is currently on the USA Nordic Combined Team and was the Overall Winner of the Women’s Continental Cup for the 2018-19 Season.
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THE Winner is Anita Korva of FINLAND- Video
The #RollerskiMoonwalk Challenge
Between now and June 29th get out and get YOUR best Rollerski Moonwalk posted to INSTAGRAM hashtag #RollerskiMoonwalk and we will select a Winner on June 30th!
The Winner will receive some Out There swag along with a $100 Gift Certificate
What hampers the Growth of the Sports we love in our Country?
Having Nordic be apart of my everyday life for over 40 years has given me the opportunity while here in the US, In Norway & other places to see it from many sides. When we look at Nordic Skiing as a Sport or by the way of a lifestyle the Norwegians have it knocked. No this is not a political rant, but in a country where you have a Socialized Democracy folks are often looking to the Overall and not the few. Occasionally our Rugged Independence may get the better of us as far as how to Growing Nordic.
We need to remember that we are are fortunate to be able to Dream, set goals and work towards them. Along the way there can be changes in the direction of those goals & dreams but that does not me the values at the core of those thoughts is not a worth one. Creating a Lifestyle based around the things we love will foster the sport to grow. Yes over time Coaches will work with promising young athletes who may decide to take a different sport or academic path. Does this mean they have failed as a coach? Hell no, it means they gave opportunity to that young person and helped them on their journey. Does it mean the athlete failed? MOST Certainly NOT! It meant that they were given the chance to see if skiing or hockey or running or band or math was what they are truly passionate about.
Remember that Culture is about it’s PEOPLE!
Make sure you represent it well!
So this is a slogan we have used in our other business Burnell’s Decor for over four decades. “Custom… It’s what we do!” For now over a decade (crazy to think it has gone that fast) It is something we do in the Nordic World as well. Be it from Customizing the Skis, Boots & Poles to best fit your needs as well as gear, training camps, etc. If there is something you as an individual skier, a Jr Team or beyond need to fill a niche you have… Then we are Out There to help make that happen.
Contact us with your Custom Request – Out There Nordic