Pioneer Midwest Hosts CXC’s Superfit Weekend Nov. 2-4

For more than 10 years, CXC’s Superfit Weekend has provided skiers with the opportunity to engage with some of the sport’s top athletes, equipment reps, and coaches to get excited and prepared for the upcoming season.

This year’s CXC Superfit Weekend takes place Nov. 2-4 at Pioneer Midwest in Osseo, Minn. It will be hosted by American Birkebeiner champion Matt Liebsch and featuring U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Member Kevin Bolger, who grew up in Minocqua, Wisc. and placed 11th in his World Cup debut in Lahti, Finland last season. Bolger’s appearance at Superfit weekend will feature his presentation titled: “My Journey through the Midwest Nordic Pipeline” on Friday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in addition, he’ll be on hand throughout the weekend to engage with skiers and “talk shop”.

CXC staff will be on hand to complement the store’s staff and assist with ski, pole and boot selection and fitting; ski apparel and wax box insights.

“We are very excited to have Kevin present at our Superfit Weekend,” said CXC’s Nordic Rocks Program Director Bruce Manske. “As someone who grew up cross country skiing and competing throughout the Midwest, he won numerous races, state high school titles, regional events, and went on to become a U.S. National Champion, so he truly epitomizes the talent and hard work ethic of a Midwest skier!”

Over the past 10 years, CXC’s Superfit Weekend has featured many shops throughout the region. This year’s event provides a unique opportunity to for skiers to engage Pioneer Midwest’s talented staff, which includes Birkie champion and former U.S. Ski Team member Matt Liebsch; eight-time American Birkebeiner participant and former St. John’s University team member Adam Johnson; and wilderness expert and avid nordic skier, Brad Johnson.

Look for more information on the Pioneer West website.



CXC Superfit Weekend Schedule


Friday, November 2, 2018

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Pioneer Midwest Superfit store hours

3:30 p.m. – Kevin Bolger, U.S. Ski Team

6:30 – 8 p.m. – Kevin Bolger presentation “My Journey through the Midwest Nordic Pipeline”


Saturday, November 3, 2018

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Pioneer Midwest Superfit store hours

12 – 4 p.m. – Kevin Bolger, U.S. Ski Team

** Fischer ski swag and equipment specials

6 – 8:30 p.m. – Nordic Rocks Fundraiser Dinner

Presentation: My Journey through the Midwest Nordic Pipeline


Sunday, November 4, 2018

12 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Pioneer Midwest Superfit store hours

2 p.m. – Kevin Bolger, U.S. Ski Team

** Fischer ski swag and equipment specials

Rollerski Tips and Mid-distance ski at Elm Creek

** Kevin Bolger, and Matt Liebsch and friend 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm



Kevin Bolger, U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

Kevin Bolger joins the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team for the 2018-19 season following his second-place overall finish in the 2017-18 SuperTour standings. He picked up six podium appearances in his breakout season, including three sprint victories. In his World Cup debut in Lahti Finland, he placed 11th in the freestyle sprint. Kevin is scheduled to compete in the opening World Cup events this season in Ruka, Finland, and Lillehammer, Norway.


About Pioneer Midwest

Pioneer Midwest serves Twin Cities nordic skiers and outdoor enthusiasts with expert service and nordic ski equipment, apparel, wax and accessories. Founded by John Boehme and Joe Woodbury in 1980, our store has grown from a small Nordic ski shop to an outdoor sports specialty store. In October 2014, Adam Johnson, an avid Nordic skier, and outdoor adventurer purchased the business from John.


Midwest Pioneer Staff

Adam Johnson / Owner

Adam is an avid skier and the new owner of Pioneer Midwest. Before becoming the owner, he was the retail store manager for three years. He grew up in Champlin, Minn., and graduated from St. John’s University, where he skied competitively for four years. He has completed eight American Birkebeiners, including 10th and 12th place finishes in the American Birkebeiner Classic.


Matt Liebsch / World Cup Skier, Coach, Ski Fit Expert

Matt is new to Pioneer Midwest and is an American Birkebeiner Champion, multi-time World Cup racer with the U.S. Ski Team and still actively involved in racing at the local, regional and national level. Matt raced for Osseo High School before skiing competitively for the University of Minnesota, CXC Elite Team and currently the Salomon Elite Team.


Brad Johnson / Wilderness Expert

Brad brings a wide range of ski and wilderness experience to Pioneer Midwest. He coached high school skiing for five years in addition to the Minnesota Youth Ski League. He has completed six American Birkebeiners, including his first Birkie at age 57, and he made the 25% club at age 60, proving that it is never too late to try something new. Brad has an extensive amount of camping, canoeing, and backpacking knowledge, acquired during more than 100 wilderness trips spanning 43 years.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s