Less than Two Weeks before the July Igor Legacy Camp July, 29-31 | Alberta Lea, (MN)

The July Igor Legacy Camp, July 29-31, is fast approaching and there are still spots available to attend! This camp will not be one to miss, Myre-Big Island State Park near Alberta Lea, (MN) is a fun new location right out the back door of areas such as Rochester, Winona and La Crosse!

Athletes will receive an Igor Legacy Camp t-shirt and an Out There Nordic Sports water bottle signed by Rochester, MN local and U.S. Ski Team member Ian Torchia. 


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Ian Torchia with a signed Igor Legacy Camp t-shirt.

Participants will experience a weekend of fun outdoor games, dry-land training, roller skiing and cross training activities.

CXC programs for youth such as the Igor Legacy Camps, are what fuel the fire and build the pipeline for Olympic hopefuls such as Ian. The camps are focused around having fun and the the intention of each camp is to inspire and excite youth in Igor Badamshin’s honor, because his positive and playful approach to coaching has touched and inspired skiers of all ages.

An athlete works on agility at the 2016 June Igor Legacy Camp.

About Ian Torchia

Ian Torchia (bib 10) competing at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Rasnov, Romania.

Ian began skiing competitively as a sophomore in high school with the Rochester Nordic Ski Team. In just a few short years he has claimed a Junior National Championship title, joined the Northern Michigan University Ski Team and became one of the top American distance skiers at both the 2015 World Juniors in Almaty, Kazakhstan and the 2016 World Juniors in Rasnov, Romania.

Torchia has had several top results at U.S. Nationals and was named to the 2016 All-CCSA first team and earned first team All-American titles in the 10k freestyle and 20k classic events at the 2016 NCAAs in Steamboat Springs, CO. These outstanding efforts have landed Torchia on the U.S. Ski Team Development Team, for the 2016-2017 season.

The Igor Legacy Camps are made possible by: Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC), Wisconsin Nordic Development Group, the American Birkebeiner Foundation, FinnSisu Ski Shop and Out There Nordic Sports.



For further information regarding the Igor Legacy Camps, contact Bruce Manske, 651.304.0647.


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