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“It’s only a little club . . . but we do big things.” - Chummy Broomhall (1919-2017)
Chisholm Ski Club is located at Black Mountain of Maine Ski Area in Rumford, Maine. The Club has a rich tradition which dates back to the early days of the 20th century at its Spruce Street location and its mid 1900's days at Scottie's Mountain. Over the years the Club has hosted several world class nordic skiing events, including the 1950 World Championships, 1976 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1991 National Biathlon Championships, 1993 US Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1992 USSA XC Jr. Olympics, 1993 U.S. Masters Cross Country Skiing Championships, the first ever US/ North American Womens Ski Jumping championships in 1996, 1996 National Junior Olympics, 1996 Chevy Truck U.S. Nationals, the 1999 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championship, the 2003 Chevy Truck US Cross Country Championships, the 2004 Chevrolet US Cross Country Championships, the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championships, the 2010 USCSA National Championships, and the 2011 and 2012 US Cross Country Championships.
2nd Annual Tom Kendall Cross Country Ski Tour
Black Mountain of Maine Ski Area and the Chisholm Ski Club will host the 2nd annual Tom Kendall Cross Country Ski Tour on Saturday March 12th at Black Mountain with the race starting at 12.30 pm. Participants can choose from a 3 or 5-kilometer course held on the historic cross country ski track, and they can either do classic or freestyle technique. All levels of skiers are welcome to the event. Tour fees are $10 for folks under 20 and $15 for those over 20. Race information can be found at Chisholmskiclub.org. Registration is the day of race at Race Headquarters.
Tom Kendall and his family were long time members of the Chisholm Ski Club. Tom started timing both cross country and alpine races many years ago. It was a family business right from the get-go, with his wife Nancy, and brothers and sisters helping at many events. In 2002, Tom served as the chief of timing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and he and his crews also timed the NCAA events and championships for many years. Well known around the country, Tom's timing company still lives on today as Bart Timing.
Chief Groomer Jeff Knight
What do you do when you are scheduled to host a State Championship Nordic Weekend with all high schools in the State of Maine and over 300 skiers participating and Mother Nature throws you a challenge? You call on Black Mountain's Jeff Knight and crew to take on the challenge and groom the John Roderick Trail System to a safe and competitive venue. On the night before the competition was to begin, Black Mountain in Rumford received a sustained overnight downpour with temperatures reaching near 60º on race day. That was the first challenge for the crew commissioned to set tracks for the classical races that were to be held on opening day of the competition.
And set the tracks they did. Even so, with the temperatures as high as they were, inevitably there was some standing water in parts of the course. Adding salt to the wound was the weather forecast that was predicting a drastic temperature drop and gale force winds overnight. At the coaches meeting on Day 1, TD Dan Warner made the wise decision to eliminate "High School Hill" on Day 2 because it would be "just too fast". The coaches all agreed with that decision. It would be safe to assume that the coaches had some trepidation about the ability to transform water and eventually ice to a safe skiable course.
But, after a successful Day 1, the race crew met with Jeff Knight to devise a plan for Day 2. After the competition, Chief of Competition Roger Arsenault stated "We talked with Jeff last night to form a plan for grooming today and we trusted he and Rob to pull it off. They more than exceeded anything we could have imagined." He added, "We finished a heck of a season in style today. Even though yesterday was a challenge for everyone, no one complained. No one expected to get what they got today. The look on everyone's face today was priceless. The real heroes today were Jeff, Landan and Robb. Dan said it best and I echo him in that without their effort and skill, we would have been dead."
The 2022 MPA Class C Nordic State Championships concluded today at Black Mtn witn the freestyle pursuit. After a classical day of 60 degrees, it was fast and cold for the freestyle.
On the girls side, Ruth White of Orono is the 2022 Class C Freestyle State Champion. Her winning time was 15:03.2. Nancy Martin of Fort Kent was second with a time of 15:43.3 and Rowan Tanguay also of Fort Kent was third with a time of 15:45.1.
On the boys side, Luke Streinz of Southern Aroostook is the 2022 Class C Freestyle state champion. His winning time was 11:59.0. Abrahm Geissinger of Spruce Mtn was second with a time of 12:08.1 and Alex Hemingway of Mt Abram was third with a time of 12:34.1.
The Fort Kent girls and the Mt Abram boys are the 2022 MPA Class C Nordic State Champions. Waynflete girls and the Fort Kent boys were second. Ruth White of Orono and Alex Hemingway of Mt Abram are also the 2022 Class C Pursuit State Champions. Also congratulations to the Orono girls and to the Waynflete and Ashland boys for receiving the MPA Sportsmanship award. RESULTS
The 2022 MPA Class B Nordic State Championships concluded today at Black Mtn witn the freestyle pursuit. After a classical day of 60 degrees, it was fast and cold for the freestyle. On the girls side, Kayley Bell of Caribou is the 2022 Class B Freestyle State Champion. Her winning time was 14:20.9. Emma Haims of Maine Coast was second with a time of 15:06.6 and Ali Dening of Leavitt was third with a time of 16:14.4.
On the boys side, Owen Redfield of Yarmouth is the 2022 Class B Freestyle state champion. His winning time was 12:02.6. Max Olmstead of Maranacook was second with a time of 12:05.9 and George Ferland of Caribou was third with a time of 12:10.1.
The Maranacook girls and the Yarmouth boys are the 2022 MPA Class C Nordic State Champions. Leavitt girls and the Freeport boys were second. Kayley Bell of Caribou and Logan Ouellette of Leavitt are also the 2022 Class B Pursuit State Champions.
Also congratulations to the Leavitt girls and to the Leavitt boys for receiving the MPA Sportsmanship award. RESULTS
The 2022 MPA Class A Nordic State Championships concluded today at Black Mtn witn the freestyle pursuit. After a classical day of 60 degrees, it was fast and cold for the freestyle.
On the girls side, Emma Charles is the 2022 Class A Freestyle State Champion. Her winning time was 12:56.5. Brynne Robbins of Mt Blue was second with a time of 14:03.3 and Megan Cunningham of Deering was third with a time of 14:08.8.
On the boys side, Joey Rouhana of Falmouth is the 2022 Class A Freestyle state champion. His winning time was 11:34.8. Ryan Gray of Falmouth was second with a time of 11:46.4 and Henri McCourt of Mt Blue was third with a time of 12:03.0.
The Mt Blue girls and the Mt Blue boys are the 2022 MPA Class C Nordic State Champions. Deering and Cheverus girls tied for runners-up and the Portland boys were second. Emma Charles and Joey Rouhana are also the 2022 Class A Pursuit State Champions. Also congratulations to the Greely girls and to the Greely boys for receiving the MPA Sportsmanship award. RESULTS
Alex Hemingway of the Mt. Abram Roadrunners captured the 2022 Class B Boys Classical Championship at Black Mountain on a warm February 23rd day. Hemingway completed the tough 5k course in 17:08.1. over a minute faster than the next competitor. Earning that second spot was Abrahm Geissinger of Spruce Mountain High School with a time of 18:14.5. Third place went to Luke Streinz of Southern Aroostook HS. Streinze crossed the line at the 18:28.2 mark.
4th place was captured by Waynflete's Henry Wagg with a time of 19?38.7. Right behind Wagg was Hemingway's teammate Jeff Warnock, who had a time of 19:46.0. Taking 6th place was fellow Roadrunner Cameron Walters with a finish of 19:51.8.
Hemingway will lead a field of 46 Class C skiers in tomorrow's 5K Freestyle Pursuit in a 11:30 am scheduled start.
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