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Team Out There Athlete Deedra Irwin on her Journey in Biathlon
With a the Birkie Bridge getting covered with snow for Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis today a post title like this could go many directions. When we awoke this morning there was a message in my WhatsApp from one of our Team Out There Athletes.
“I’m Sorry, the skis were fast but not fast enough”
For many folks they will think well next time. For some athletes around the world this is not “Any Given Sunday”. This happens to be the Last day they had a chance to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Four and a half years ago we had our third athlete join the Team Out There family– Leandro Lutz. A Nordic skier & Biathlete from Brazil. Brazil you say- yes this country of the occasional snow flake has a number of athletes training & competing in Winter activities like Nordic skiing & Biathlon. Just prior to the 2014 Sochi Winter Games Leandro said to me- “With the help of Team Out There my goal is to make the 2018 Winter Games!” Over the past four years Leandro has trained, raced, traveled given up his everyday job to pursue this dream. We want to THANK Andreas & the folks of ONEWAY Sport, the great folks of REX Finland and many, many others who have given great support to Leandro in this journey at events around the world.
We want Leandro to know that there is no need to say “I’m Sorry”. You have not let us down in anyway, you have inspired us to grow the Team Out There to many, many others around the world. To try & come up with better ways to support Dreaming Athletes in the sports we love. What you have done here, in Brazil & throughout the world is to create friendships that may someday produce amazing Nordic Athletes from a Country of no snow. We cannot THANK YOU enough for being apart of your journey, we cannot Thank our Customers enough for the fact that many of them have come to support us due to the efforts of you and the athletes of Team Out There. The book of Leandro Lutz’s future in Nordic is YET to be written.
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BIG NEWS for Team Out There Athlete Deedra Irwin!!!
Keep up with Deedra on FB https://www.facebook.com/deedrablu
(January 15, 2018) — The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee is pleased to announce the teams for the upcoming IBU Open European Championships and IBU Cup 6. Please note that one more man will be named for both events later this week.
Once again for the 17/18 WINTER Season we are utilizing Minnesota’s own PODIUMWEAR Custom sports apparel. Last Season after 5 years we updated our Race Kits. This season we are having an update to our Warm Ups as well. To see all the available items for the upcoming season visit the TEAM STOREFRONT.
The Storefront CLOSES on Oct 14th so get your orders in. Delivery should be Mid-Nov.
There are some days you wake up and…. UFF Da! It is hard to get out of bed. Then you get up you have some coffee, a little Brunost on Toast and then you start to realize that it is going to be an AMAZING day Out There.
As we embark on our 8th Winter Season we realize that thus far it has been one great adventure. If you said to us 10yrs ago- ” You one day are going to own a Nordic Shop” we would have said”You better get back to Colorado before you get arrested!” Then once we got this thing rolling if you would have said that 5yrs from now “You are going to work with a collection of some of the Greatest People in the Sport” we would have replied “Maybe you need someone to drive you home”
Are we the Biggest Nordic Shop- No
Do we do things the way the rest of the flock does – No
Are we trying to change the landscape of Nordic & your retail experience –
You Just have to get Out There & SEE
Supporting us through purchases, participating in our events and other things goes to help support the
Athletes Of TEAM OUT THERE & Their Dreams!
5 years ago a little project started Out There called ~ TEAM OUT THERE.
At first it was Nordic skiers & Biathletes. It has since grown to many athletes from many countries. It has gone to Jumpers, BMX riders (who is a pretty amazing skier) and who knows where next. So if you are involved with a company or organization in the Nordic Community, Nutrition, clothing, gear etc and have interest in partnering with The Team or One of our athletes let us know
Email Growing the Team
If you never PLANT a seed, you can never expect to have a Harvest. We are here to help you plant, remember that.
This Summer we will be visited by one of our Team Out There Athletes- Robert Sircus
Robert is a biathlete from Scotland competing for the British Biathlon Team. Roberts visit we be from June thru most of July. Besides working on his own preparations for the upcoming season Robert will also be guest coaching at the June 4591 Sports Development Jr camp, participating in our local CXC Masters Chapter and getting Out There for other OT training opportunities. Join us & Robert Out There this Summer!
Imagine dedicating every day to overcoming barriers, training & competing around the world, trying to come up with funding, clawing your way to the top of the sport only to wake up the next day and find out that there is no National Team support for you the current National Champion?
Well that is how it is if you are Tara Geraghty-Moats.
Tara also happens to be one of the two amazing young ladies on Team Out There (Nina Lussi the other) on the US Women’s Ski Jumping squad. These two amazing Young ladies have thru hard work made it to a high level in the International World of Women’s Ski Jumping as well as finishing 1 & 2 at the National Championships this season! 1 & 2 For The Flying Ladies
We do what we can to help these athletes of Team Out There thru Fundraisers, Posters, Equipment and more. They also have great support from Family & Other Sponsors.
One of Tara’s Sponsors is Darn Tough Socks from Vermont! We are now a Darn Tough Dealer, working to support those that support our Athletes as well. For the Month of November we are running a promotion on all the NEW Darn Tough Socks. Socks can be found at Darn Tough Socks
10% of All the Darn Tough Sock sales will go to Support Tara & her season on the World Cup & World Championships!
You can support other athletes of Team Out There as well!
We would like to say a HUGE congrats to Team Out There athletes Tara Geraghty-Moats & Nina Lussi for taking 1 & 2 at the Flaming Leaves National Championships jumping event this past weekend in Lake Placid!
More info USSA Announcement
Nearly 5 years ago when the whole TEAM OUT THERE began we never could have seen where it has led. From something that was formed to help an athlete in need on the otherside of the World has grown to 24 athletes from representing 15 different countries. As these athletes train and grow as people it is also great to see the bonds that form. A HUGE Thanks to our Amazing athletes and the amazing things they do both in & out of sport. Good People doing even Greater things!