2016 CXC Dream Camp Athletes Named

Following the end of another successful CXC Youth Cup season, seven U14 girls and eight U14 boys were selected to attend the second annual CXC Dream Camp, July 5th through the 11th, at the U.S. Olympic Training Site – NMU in Marquette (MI).

“As summer training and camps get underway, I am particularly excited for the second annual CXC Dream Camp in Marquette,” said CXC Junior Development Coach, Karmen Whitham. “Having the Dream Camp in Marquette is especially rewarding for these younger athletes, because it sets a precedent for how athletes can have really cool adventures outside as ski training, without compromising the quality of the workout.”

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The 2015 CXC Dream Camp Athletes.

These athletes were chosen based on their results from the 2015-2016 Youth Cup season and will join together for six days of tough training.

The goal of the Dream Camp is to bring together top U14 boys and girls to train and receive feedback, educational materials, while offering a glimpse at the bigger picture of Nordic ski racing. These collaborative camps provide a motivating environment for the athletes to positively push and improve together.

“Activities during this camp include: beautiful trail running, agility and technique rollerskiing, early morning runs, and, of course, hill bounding up Marquette Mountain,” said Whitham. “Each workout usually ends with a highly anticipated dip in Lake Superior. Overall the location, roster, and schedule sets us up for a really fantastic week of training!”

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CXC Team Coach, Andy Keller, prepares the athletes for a workout at the 2015 Dream Camp.

U14 Boys

Garrett Walters / Chippewa Valley Nordic

Victor Sparks / FAST KIDS Wirth

Ryan Thieme / ANST

Cooper Lennox / Mustang Nordic

Will Ernst / Bay Nordic

Daniel Huhtala / ANST

Zachary Nemeth / Unattached

Jake Van Hefty / Lakeland Nordic Ski Club

“I’m thrilled to be working with athletes who have qualified this year, looking at the roster it’s definitely a solid group of enthusiastic, hard-working Midwest athletes,” said Whitham.

U14 Girls

Mia Case / Lakeland Nordic Ski Club

Gretchen Haggenmiller / Copper Country Ski Tigers

Gabrielle Kraemer /  LNR

Anna Greenlee / Mesabi East High School

Spirit Hess / Bay Nordic

Ella Hoch Robinson / Skiwerx Wirth

Grete Engles / FAST KIDS Hyland

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