As you probably are aware, the Governor yesterday extended the “pause” on youth and adult sports competitions until the 4th of Jan at the earliest. The COVID rates are simply not dropping enough to warrant a return to normal. Again, too many are not following the protocols that the health experts have laid out—so we all suffer!!
Accordingly, MN Cup #1 & #2 are cancelled. The Midwest Regional Races tentatively scheduled for the 2nd & 3rd of Jan will be rescheduled.
In addition, USBA announced this morning the the US Youth and Junior World Championship Team Trials have been cancelled. You can read the full announcement on the USBA webpage.
As they will be looking at regional results to make up the US teams, being prepared, well trained and racing in Jan will be doubly important!!
In the meantime, skiing at Mt Itasca is good, and there is a 1.5 km course that you can use to mark your progress!
It’s a long journey- and certainly not always easy!!
Bill Meyer, Coach