CXC Adaptive Nordic Clinic Visits Badgers ADAPT

Yuiry Gusev helps out at the Biathon station

Yuiry Gusev helps out at the Biathon station

For the third year CXC conducted an Adaptive Nordic Clinic at the the Badger Adaptive Sports Program (Badgers ADAPT) two weeks ago, to introduce Nordic skiing to the 20 young participants. Children with physical disabilities had a chance to experience Nordic skiing by using sit-skis mounted on the mountain board and biathlon by using laser riffles.

The goal of the Badgers ADAPT is to introduce athletes of all abilities to Paralympic sports, events, and activities. The program partners with the University of Wisconsin, Madison Kinesiology Adapted Fitness Program to make these activities possible. Badger ADAPT is a free event open to the campus and community of Madison, WI.

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A Badger ADAPT participant tries out a sit ski!

CXC currently has one junior athlete who is a part of the CXC Adaptive Nordic Program that came from Badgers ADAPT, Branden Ojivway. Branden has started his third year in the CXC Adaptive Nordic Program and was the first Adaptive Skier with spina bifida to compete in the Wisconsin High School Nordic Skiing Championships at Mt. Telemark in Cable, WI. this past February.

Branden Ojivwey, CXC Adaptive Athlete

Branden Ojivway, CXC Junior Adaptive Athlete

The CXC Adaptive Nordic Ski Program is designed for youth, juniors and adults at recreational, competitive and Paralympic levels for both Nordic Skiing and Biathlon.


For more information regarding the CXC Adaptive Nordic Ski Program, contact our Para Nordic Coach Martin Donegan at martin.donegan@cxcskiing.org.

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