Out There

Out There Nordic Sports
502 North Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

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Five years in the making and still growing. We love to support those who really Get Out There and have an amazing passion for the sport! It all started with Victoria Padial of Spain.

Fantastic Article by Mackenzie Lobby Havey in the Star Tribune (2.16)

http://www.startribune.com/little-northern-wisconsin-ski-figures-in-big-olympic-dreams/370128881/

Read the FasterSkier Article about our sponsorship & team model: http://fasterskier.com/article/casting-traditional-sponsorship-aside-small-wisconsin-business-brings-skiers-together-from-around-the-world/

 

nika-blazenicNika Blaženić

Biathlon Croatia
Nika Blaženić, is a biathlete from Delnice, Croatia. I train biathlon since 2012. My first big competition in biathlon was YJWCH in Obertilliach. My best result there was 44th place in sprint. Since 2012 I was competing in Croatian cups, Alpen cups and IBU cups and also YJWCH. I don’t have some great achievement in big competition; I was always at the middle. But that won’t stop me from trying and train harder. Within in the next few years I would like to progress through IBU & WC Biathlon with a long term goal of competing in the Olympic Games.

Follow Nika at Nika -Biathlete


 

adam-bukiAdám Büki

Biathlon  Hungary
I joined the Team in 2014. I have been doing Biathlon for many years but 4 years ago I decided to try to get out there the Olympic Games once. I live in Hungary and study at Corvinus University of Budapest. I took part in 3 Biathlon Youth and Junior World Championships , 1 Biathlon European Championship and finally in 2014 the Mountain Running World Championship. Now my study is the first in my life but I don’t forget about Sport and train hard every day. Maybe when I’ll finish my education I can concentrete on my Sport career.

 

Follow Adám Büki at Adam Buki – Biathlete


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Nordic Spain

I’m a cross country skier from the Spanish National Team, and I’m 18 years old. I come from a small town called Jaca, in the north of Spain. This is a beautiful place in the middle of the Pyrenees Mountains, which are just 15 minutes from the border with France. I started with alpine and Nordic ski when I was 4 years old, and my first competition was with 10, and since then I’ve been training and discovering different and beautiful places out there with my skis.

Last year I participated in the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer and this season I represented Spain in the EYOF of Turkey.  I also competed in various FIS races around Europe. This spring I had finished my High School studies, so for this season I would like to be as focused as possible on my Sports career. That’s why I want to move to Norway. I’m an outdoors type, I love nature and I practise many sports such as athletics, alpine and mountain back skiing, climbing and surfing.

I really love animals, and I would like to study Veterinary Science at University either in Spain or Norway in two years time.

Follow Alba & her Season at https://www.instagram.com/albapsieso9/?hl=en

 


Tara Geraghty-Moats


Ski Jumper/ Nordic Combined USA12272661_10203978811825562_1545754224_n

“Hopefully by defying the rule of gravity I can inspire others to do things that they perceive as impossible too.”

Tara started jumping when she was 9 years old and was named to the Visa Development Team by 15. When she was 16 she suffered two knee injuries. After being told by doctors that she would never ski jump again, she took four years off to do biathlon and Nordic ski racing.

Tara’s 5th place at the National Championships in 2013 in Lake Placid boosted her nomination to the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team for 2014-15. “I missed ski jumping (when I was injured). Not only the rush of the air, the speed, and the view of the ground, but also the reminder that rules can be bent, that impossibilities can be possible,” she said.

She was a student of a winter sports school in Sweden called the Solleftea Skigymnasium where she went for biathlon in 2012-2013. During here time there she earned a National title for biathlon.

Tara is a multi-time medalist in Junior Nationals for cross-county skiing and was on the biathlon Junior World Championship Team and Junior National Team from 2011-2014. She mountain bikes and trail runs in the summer, Tele-skis in the spring and enjoys spending time in the Vermont woods.

Follow Tara & Her season at: TGM on Facebook

Support Tara at: https://ussa.rallyme.com/rallies/2274

Web: http://www.tarageraghtymoats.com/

 


Grete Giamgg1

Biathlon Estonia

My first biathlon year was in 2003 and since that it has been number “thing” in my life! I have belong to Estonian National Youth and Junior team when I was younger and since 2011 I am part of National Team. I am Youth World Champion from 2012 Kontiolahti. Since year 2011 I have been competing at the World Cups and IBU Cups, European Championships and World Championships. It was also honour to represent my country and sport at the Olympic Games in Sochi. I am Estonian biathlete who is working hard to make her dreams come true!


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Nordic Slovakia

I am Aneta from Slovakia.I have been training cross-country skiing since 2009. So far I have participated in the biggest events : EYOF 2015,where my best result was 32nd place ,FIS Junior world ski championships in Rasnov 2016 my best result was 55th place, Universiade 2017,where I placed 31st. My favourite style is classic and longer tracks. I like this sport and I am trying to get best results. My hobbies are running,swimming,cooking and reading books.The dream of every athlete is participation on the Olympics Games.

Follow Aneta at https://www.instagram.com/aneta_planeta_/


 

Bentley Walker-Broosebentley canadian nationals

Nordic Australia

Coming from Cooma Australia,  I have been downhill skiing since I was three and started Nordic skiing at the age of 10 and I have been XC skiing competitively for the past 4 years.

I love XC skiing it’s a challenging and rewarding sport that takes you all over the world for competitions and training. In the Australian Winters I train at Perisher Valley in NSW and during our summer I go overseas when possible and train in the USA. I love getting to train and race all over the world as you make many lifelong friends, get to train and ski with other teams and have the privilege of experiencing racing against the best skiers in the world in your age group.  When I’m not on snow I do dryland training which includes Mountain bike riding, road biking and roller skiing.

During the 2016 season I did well in all my races In Australia placing 1st in nearly all of them but the highlights of my season were winning the Joey Hoppet race at the Kangaroo Hoppet in Victoria as it’s an international event and a lot of fun and getting the opportunity to race in the USA Junior Nationals in Lake Placid and at the Canadian Nationals in Canmore.

My goals are to always be a really great team member and to qualify to race in the junior world cup and to then move into racing in the world cup circuit and  to represent Australia in as many events as possible.

In 2016 I qualified for the Australian Junior Team and am the youngest male member of the team and was awarded the AUSXC 2017 Young Achiever of the year award.
Follow Bentley at Bentley XC

 


 

evelyn-insamEvelyn Insam

Ski Jumper Italy

I joined the Team Out There in 2015. I am from Italy. I have been doing ski jumping since 2003. Since 2011 I participate at World Cup competitions and there I jumped three times on the podium. In 2013 I was vice Junior World Champion in Liberec (CZE). I participate at four World Championships and finished two times 8th, in 2011 and 2013.
I was at the historic first Olympic games in women ski jumping in Sochi 2014 and missed the medal by 3 points and finished 5th.

This year I am working with a personal coach which I trust in and with the one I believe to archive my goals in the next World Cup season. And I am already looking at the Lahti (FIN) World Championships 2016 and at the Pyeong Chang (KOR) Olympic Games in 2018, where my goal will be to be able to fight for the medals.


Deedra Irwin

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My name is Deedra Blu Irwin. I grew up in Pulaski, Wisconsin. I have been running since 5th grade and I started skiing in 10th grade to keep in shape for running in the winter. I decided to continue pursuing skiing into college and secured a scholarship with Michigan Technological University for Cross Country, Skiing and Track. I skied and ran with MTU for 5 years. Some of my top results included making NCAA’s twice in skiing, placing in the top 15 in my senior year, and also qualifying for Junior Worlds as a U23 in 2015 which took place in Kazakhstan. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in  Exercise Science with 2 minors in Coaching and International Spanish. Since college I have moved to Sun Valley, Idaho and I now ski with Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Gold Team. In my first year with the team I had multiple top 15 finishes in the SuperTour Circuit and won the American Birkebeiner Elite Sprints and Classic 55K. In starting my second year with the Gold Team I plan to focus on Classic sprinting and placing high enough at US Nationals to qualify for some racing in Europe. Outside of ski racing and training I enjoy running, dog sitting, playing piano, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers!

Follow Deedra on her website: https://deedrairwin.wordpress.com/

FACEBOOK: Deedra Blu


 

Irina Kovalenko

Russia- Nordic

I first began skiing around 9 years old. AT 18 years I started into Biathlon. Before Skiing I was runner (focusing on 1,5 km and 3km ) Now I’m 21 and am full time in the sport of Nordic . I enjoy swimming & watching Cycling. Goals are to progress in to WC and the Olympics.
Follow Irina on her Facebook page: Irina- Russian Skier

Helen Merilo

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I’m Estonian cross-country skier who is living in Austria. I have been skiing so long as I can remember. At age 7 I joined ski team in Estonia and since then I have been training and competing. After high school I moved to Austria for studying, but I couldn’t let go of skiing. I started to race ski marathons and found my passion for long distance races. I have several victories in Austrialoppet series, 2017 I won my first Euroloppet race in Austria and I got 3rd place in Gsieser Tal Lauf in Italy, which also belongs to Euroloppet. My goal for the future is to be successful in Worldloppet.

Follow Helen on her Instagram page:https://www.instagram.com/mbjnor/

 


 

gabriele-lescinskaiteGabrielė Leščinskaitė

Biathlon Lithuania

I am Gabrielė from Lithuania. I have done biathlon since 2007 and from this season I am a member of national team. I took part in lots of various competitions: Baltic cups, European Youth and Olympic festival, World Youth and Junior champs, Open European champs and World champs. This year I started psychology studies at Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius and hope to get a bachelor’s degree in four years. Although I became a student recently, my main goal is to do the Olympics for 2018. As a biathlete I am really determined, persistent and dilingent,  so I won’t quit untill it’s done!

Follow Gabrielė Leščinskaitė at Gabriele on Facebook


 

Amanda Lightfoot

Biathlon ~ Great Britian10868143_945654088795218_576247490420579500_n

I was born in Coventry in England and then moved up north to a place called South Shields at the age of 3. I joined the army at 16, and this is how I got involved into the sport of biathlon. After a 6 month tour of Iraq with the forces at the age of around 19, I was then given some adventure training package which happened to be the sport of biathlon. As soon as I first stepped on the skis it was so difficult to even stay on my feet for more than 2 minutes but every day then became a challenge to become better. Two years later and I had found myself qualified to become part of the European cup team and racing for Great Britain,and 2 years after I was on the World Cup circuit. since then biathlon became my passion and my life and I just wanted to improve my results every year and I would be satisfied. Now I have a hunger to fulfill my next goal which is to attend my second Olympics in Peong Chang in 2018.

 

Follow Amanda and her Season: Amanda-Lightfoot-Biathlete-Fan-Page

 


 

adam-loomisAdam Loomis

Nordic Combined USA

Adam Loomis is a 23 year old Nordic Combined athlete from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He’s been living in Park City since making the National Team in 2012. Adam is still working his way up the ranks, and last year had results including a 3rd place at US Nationals and 21st place at a World Cup in Chaux-Neuve, France. In addition, Adam represented the US at his first World Championships in Falun, Sweden this winter. In the “off-season,” Adam is likely to be found training with his team at the jumps at the Olympic Park, on roller skis, on a bike or out running the trails. When he’s not training, Adam waits tables at a local Swiss restaurant and is working towards a Business degree online with DeVry University.


 

Nina Lussi

Ski Jumping – USA10844554_1531832253723684_914982968_o

I am 21 years old and from Lake Placid NY. I exited the womb with skis on, but didn’t pick up ski jumping until the age of 8. After getting a taste, I knew this is what I want to do!

So here I am 13 years later and still loving it. This past summer I managed to snag my first National Championship title while also furthering my studies at the University of Utah. Off the hill my hobbies include photography, alpine skiing, kite surfing, and water skiing.

 

Follow Nina at https://www.facebook.com/nina.lussi/?fref=ts


 

leandro-lutzLeandro Lutz

Biathlon & Nordic Brazil

Leandro has been a member of the Team since 2012. Coming from a professional Cycling background in Brazil, Leandro switched to Nordic & Biathlon in 2009. He is living & training in Joinville Brazil . Along with racing in Europe, Argentina & Chile he spent much of the 2014 Season training with CXC in the USA. He has raced at both the 2011 WC in Oslo & the 2015 WC in Falun. Currently he is working on making the 2018 Olympics.

Follow Leandro & his Season at https://www.facebook.com/LeandroLutzBiathlete


 

Regiina OjaIMG_5513

Biathlon Estonia

I was born in Tallinn, Estonia but moved to smaller souther Estonian town at the age of 12.  I started with biathlon at the age of 15 and knew directly that’s what I feel passionate about. During my years in biathlon I’ve took part in Youth and Junior World Championships, Olympic Festival, European Championships, IBU Cups and World Cup. I belong to National Junior Team and my future goal is to compete in World Cup level.

Follow Regiina & her Season at https://www.instagram.com/reginaoja/

 

 


Katerina Paul

Nordic Skier – AustraliaIMG_5802

“I have been skiing ever since I could walk, but I only started racing at minor junior level at the age of 15. I went on my first overseas trip in the winter of 2012/13 to Tahoe CA. Since then I have had the passion to continue to build my skiing career. I spent 2 seasons in Sun Valley Idaho training with SVSEF. Joining in with the SV program really helped me develop my skiing technique and fitness. My career highlights have been mainly in the US where I got 5th in the 2015 USSA Spring Series 15km.  During the 2015 American Winter I went to my second US Junior Nationals, where I achieved 2 top tens; 5th in the Skate Sprint and 8th in the 10km Classic. Last Australian season I won my first Australian title, Australian Open Classic Sprint Champion.

This 15/16 winter I travelled with the Australian team to Austria and competed in the Continental OPA cup races and my second FIS World Junior Championships.

I look forward to developing as an athlete as I move into my first year as a Under 23 in the coming season.”

Follow Kat & her season ~ https://www.facebook.com/katerina.nell/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

 


 

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Vineta Petersone

BMX & Nordic Latvia

I started sport as far back as I can remember. I started with Bmx cycling in at age 4 & was the same for cross country skiing. Two years later I won my first Europe championship in Bmx and that is how it all began. Now in age 16 I’m 7 time Europe champion in Bmx challenge class and two time world championship vice-champion. I have participated in two elite and one junior world championships in cross country skiing. For next few years in winter I have planned to take part in the Second World Youth Olympiad, EYOF und Olympic Games. In Bmx my new season will start as a first year junior I hope successfully compete in Europe and World championships.

Follow Vineta Pētersone at https://www.facebook.com/vinetapetersonebmx


 

ben-saxtonBen Saxton

Nordic USA

I joined the OutThere Team in 2015. Born in Minnesota I began Nordic skiing relatively late in life, and when I graduated from high school I decided to pursue my dream of one day being Olympic Champion. I moved first to Wisconsin and finally to Vermont which I now call home. I attend Dartmouth College in the spring times which allows me to work on my degree as I ski full time. I am a member of the U.S. Ski Team as well as the SMST2 Team, and I have been to several Junior and U23 world ski championships as well as my first Senior World Championships last winter. My teammates are the reason for almost all of my successes, and they make my skiing better everyday.

 

Follow ben at: http://itsaklisterday.com/


 

robert-sircusRobert Sircus

Biathlon ~ Scotland

I joined the team in 2013. I took up the sport in 2006 at the age of ten and have been competing in both biathlon and Nordic ever since. I now split my training between my home town, Aviemore, and Edinburgh where I am a student at the University. I have competed at two YJWCH and at the 2013 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival. I am currently the youngest member of the British IBU Cup Team. I am now targeting my final YJWCH in 2016 as well as the World Championships in Oslo and the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Follow Robert & his Season at https://www.facebook.com/robertsircusbiathlete?directed_target_id=0


 

emoke-szocsEmőke Szőcs

Biathlon Hungary

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Follow Emőke & Her Season at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sz%C5%91cs-Em%C5%91ke-Biathlete/253810174798682


Jessica Yeaton

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I was born in Perth, Australia but grew up all over the world. I started skiing when I moved to Alaska at age 12, and it has been a passion I have pursued ever since. I studied Exercise Science at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, where I earned All-American honors during my senior year. Since graduating, I have moved back to Alaska and now ski for the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center. I am also working towards a second degree in Psychology, and hope to attend Physical Therapy School in the future. When I am not training, racing, or studying, I work as a barista- soaking up coffee knowledge and practicing latte art.

I began skiing for the Australian National team in 2015, and have loved the adventure my racing schedule has taken me on. I competed in the World Championships in Falun last season, and had my first top 50 result on the World Cup this season. My main focus is upon the 2017 World Championships in Lahti and the 2018 Olympics in Pyeong Chang. I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to travel the world and train with amazing teammates while chasing my dreams. Between representing Australia in Europe and running in the Alaskan mountains- it is an incredible lifestyle!

Follow Jessica & her season at https://jessicayeaton.wordpress.com/

 


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Nordic Skier Australia

“I started competitive ski racing at the age of 15 and have loved the journey that my career has taken me on so far. I have skied in 4 World Championships for Australia, 1 Tour de Ski and over 60 World Cup events. My personal bests include 47th in Canmore World Cup and 36th overall in the 2012 Tour de Ski.

I skied for Australia in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, but shortly afterwards came across quite a large amount of misfortune with a major ski accident. With another competitor’s ski penetrating between my ribs and puncturing my lung, it very nearly ended my athletic career. It was a long, difficult and painful recovery process however now I believe I am stronger at the end of it all and I am proud that I have gotten back to top shape.

I recently have decided to base in Sweden and will put all my focus, energy and motivation towards reaching my full potential as an athlete as I work towards Pyeong Chang 2018 Winter Olympics. I have a great coach and will be training with Dala Sports Academy here in Falun (Sweden) which I believe provides the best infrastructure to get me to where I am striving for.”

Follow Callum & his season at http://callumwxc.com/


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Subject: TEAM

 

These Team Members have retired from competition but are still a part of the Out There Family

Katrina Howe

Biathlon – USA

Follow Katrina at http://katrinahowe.blogspot.com/

Sarah Murphy

Biathlon New Zealand

Sarah retired from the World Cup in 2014, what’s next ~ Just Wait & SEE!

Jarl Hengstmengel

Biathlon Netherlands

Ioana Cirstea

Biathlon Romania