Congratulations, again, to Nordic Coaches Schloss and Tuscano for their fantastic finish at the Pole Peddle Paddle last weekend in Bend, Oregon!
Coach Schloss submitted the following highlights. You will notice that each of the SBA student-athlete teams that participated in the event finished first in its division!
"Bend, Oregon’s Pole Pedal Paddle is a six-leg relay race that includes alpine skiing/snowboarding, xc skiing, biking, running, canoe/kayaking, and a sprint to the finish for a total distance of about 34 miles. This year, 2,922 racers competed in the 882 individual/team entries. Olympian and US Nordic Ski Team member Kris Freeman won the men’s elite division and XC Oregon’s Stephanie Howe won her third straight title in the women’s elite race. Six SBA teams represented Far West Nordic. All SBA teams came in first in their division with the exception of coaches Ambrose Tuscano and Jeff Schloss who were second in their age group but seventeenth overall. Ambrose alpine skied, biked, and paddled while Jeff nordic skied, ran and sprinted.
- Team SBA: Skyler Mullings and Casey Jobe - WINNERS of pairs age 17 and under.
- Team Gangstar Ninjas: Cassidy Cichowicz and Scott Cooper - WINNERS of coed pairs age 18-24.
- Team PB: Bria Riggs and Peter Carroll - WINNERS of coed pairs under 17.
- Team Victorious Secret (males): Joe Piercy and Austin Meng - WINNERS of male pairs 18-24.
- Team Victorious Secret (females): Savannah Blide and Erika Klenk - WINNERS of female pairs under 17."
|Left to Right: Casey Jobe, Jeff Schloss, Skyler Mullings, Peter Carroll, |
Austin Meng, Scott Cooper