Scholarships Are Available For First Time Skiers In The 2018 Kortelopet


We want you all to know WINN (Wisconsin Nordic Network) is again offering Scholarships which cover the entrance fee into the Kortelopet (or Birkie if 18 y/o and new to the event) in February 2018. Please send in all info about each applicant so we can send you a discount code for each. Scholarships are only available to first time participants in the event.

Send the following info to and

  • First name of skier
  • Last name of skier
  • Age on race day
  • Team in WNSL the skier skis with
  • School the skier attends
  • Coach phone number
  • Coach email
  • Grade in school
  • Event the skier will do (Birkie or Korte)
  • Did this skier have a Scholarship into 2017 Event – Yes or No

If you could get this info into a spreadsheet with all your scholarship recipients listed and send it to myself and Phil Johnsrud that would be very helpful. If you only have one or 2 nominees then it is fine to have it keyed into an email – whatever is easiest for you is fine.

Please be sure to let us know if any of your recipients needs to cancel before the race so we can remove them from the list of skiers WINN pays for.

Thanks for participating in the WINN Youth Kortelopet Scholarship Program!

We are always looking for donors to support this program – Last year the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation gave us a significant grant – which helps a lot – but the main support for the program comes from individual donors – please encourage all potential donors to send money – $60 puts a kid on scholarship. Or send me contact info for potential donors and I can reach out to them.

Mail donations to:
2907 Farm View Court
Waukesha WI 53188

Anne Riendl
WINN Treasurer – Volunteer Supporter of the WINN Youth Kortelopet Scholarship Program


Scholarship Opportunities to Wisconsin Nordic Teams or Clubs

by Bruce Manske, CXC Community Olympic Development Program Director

I am excited to announce that the WISCONSIN NORDIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP is offering three scholarships of $750.00 each to Wisconsin Nordic teams or clubs that connect with their community and schools with the CXC Nordic Rocks for Schools Program.

The CXC Nordic Rocks for Schools program has a proven history; the program is truly the very first step in the Nordic pipeline; the skis are easy to use during a typical school physical education class, and introduce children to skiing in a safe environment with their friends and teachers. One of the 2017-18 program goals is to connect Nordic teams and clubs to the ‘Nordic Rocks’ schools. This connection will assure skill progression and development, as well as support the growth of teams and clubs.

Thanks to the WISCONSIN NORDIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP, schools are able to enroll in the ‘Nordic Rocks’ program at a very affordable cost.

If you are interested in bringing the CXC Nordic Rocks for Schools program to your community, please contact Bruce Manske for additional information.

The 2017-18 ‘Nordic Rocks’ skis will be 120 cm long; the skis include an upgraded binding/buckle system and an anti-slip strip below the heel area. New for the upcoming season is an addition of adjustable aluminum ‘Nordic Rocks’ ski poles (90-130 cm) for schools and clubs interested in after-school programs and club development, and taking the next step in teaching the skill and technique progressions of cross country skiing.

Due to the upgraded in ski quality, the value of a classroom set of 30 pairs of skis will be $3,300.00 during the 2017-18 season; poles can be added to a program for $25.00 per pair. To help keep the Nordic Rocks program sustainable, I typically suggest each school to pay $1,500.00 – $3,300.00 to meet the CXC matching grant commitments; sometimes, this funding comes from PTA’s, local businesses, clubs, or grants.

The WISCONSIN NORDIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP will provide three scholarships of $750.00 each to Wisconsin Nordic teams or clubs that connect with their community and schools with the CXC Nordic Rocks for Schools program to help offset funding concerns.

Bruce Manske will coordinate the scholarships, the club and school connections, and the delivery of the “Nordic Rocks’ equipment and resources to selected communities.

For more information, and to apply for the WISCONSIN NORDIC DEVELOPENT GROUP scholarships, please contact Bruce Manske.

June Igor Legacy Camp

The camp scheduled for Standing Rocks County Park located near Stevens Point, Wisconsin on June 16-18, 2017.

The CXC coaching staff is very excited to meet you, and to enjoy a weekend of Nordic skiing activities – there are still CAMP OPENINGS, so tell your friends and teammates!!


LOOK who is attending the Igor Legacy Camp on JUNE 16-18, 2017 at Standing Rocks County Park located near Stevens Point, Wisconsin:


Anna Meilahn, Iola Winter Sports Club

Lydia Johnsrud, Iola Winter Sports Club

Revyn Abbott-Beversdorf, Iola Winter Sports Club

Ālex Gosse, Wausau Night Gliders

Shalom Raehl, Chippewa Valley Nordic

Cyrus Hamlin, Copper Country Ski Tigers

Tyler Thymian, Countryside School

Phoebe Moran, Rhinelander Nordic

Liana Teter, Rhinelander Nordic

Brynn Teter, Rhinelander Nordic

Beckett Chambers, Bay Nordic

Lachlan Chambers, Bay Nordic

Miley Bletzer, Eastern Mass Bill Koch

Dietrich Mattison, Blackhawk Ski Club

Wubbie Anderson, Blackhawk Ski Club

Aster Anderson, Blackhawk Ski Club

Sylvia Meza, Lakeland Nordic

Stella Meza, Lakeland Nordic

Kaitlyn Levsen, Northern Kettle Moraine Nordic

Michael Levsen, Northern Kettle Moraine Nordic



Bruce Manske, CXC

Kristin Hanson, 4591 Sports Development

Gary Weier, Iola Winter Sports Club

Jake Barnes, Iola Winter Sports Club

Yuriy Gusev, CXC



Mark Chambers, Bay Nordic

Lara Bletzer, Eastern Mass Bill Koch

Marcus Thymian, Countryside School

Amy Grunewald Mattison, Blackhawk Ski Club

Pete Anderson, Blackhawk Ski Club

Bay Nordic Ski Club First Biathlon Event

Hello  Coaches….. Skiers, Runners, and Mountain bikers!

There is a new summer event for you and your team! Bay Nordic Ski Club will be hosting our first Biathlon event on June 24th. Participants can choose to run or mountain bike between shooting. We will have instructors and all necessary shooting equipment on site for you. Come on out and give it a try! See the flyer below for event information. Please forward this on to your athletes and help us get the word out.

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather!
Catherine Egelhoff, cathegelhoff