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Tod Niedeck

With a move to the Boston area in the fall of 2015, Tod & Sheila Niedeck stepped away from leading the Berkshire Trails Bill Koch ski club and NENSA’s western Massachusetts District Chair and marshalled their kids Linden and Leigh into CSU and EMBK, respectively. Tod’s Nordic racing career began during the Carter ... More

Carina Wallack

Carina Wallack started skiing in high school and was hooked on the sport when she joined CSU. During college at Colby she enjoyed skiing at Quarry Road and jumping into citizen races. Carina moved back to the Boston area when she graduated in 2017 and now works on clean energy and energy efficiency policy advocacy. In ... More

Heiner Baumann

Growing up in the mountains of Switzerland, Heiner learned to wax and ski from his father. He completed his initial marathon distance race at age 16 and earned his first Nordic ski instructor qualification at age 18. Off the snow, he professionally led for some time an international youth development program promoting ... More

Jared Courtney

Jared Courtney has been involved with endurance sports since middle school: he began Nordic skiing in the 8th grade at Belmont Hill School, where he also ran cross country and rowed on the varsity teams for four years each. Jared then rowed on the Varsity Lightweight Crew at the University of Pennsylvania and began ... More

Terry Wong

Terry Wong has been pursuing various athletic endeavors his entire life, particularly enjoys learning new sports, and ideally will eventually find one that he not only enjoys doing, but actually excels at. A three-season athlete in high school (soccer, rifle, and tennis), he slowed his focus to rifle while in college, ... More

Pat Giersch

Pat Giersch grew up playing hockey, baseball, and soccer. His background in endurance sports is in bike racing. Until recently, he was still playing and coaching soccer, which he abandoned after being enlightened about the wonder that is Nordic skiing. He is a NENSA Level 1 coach. More

Maddy Wendt

Maddy Wendt grew up in Minnesota, so don't even consider complaining to her about the cold. She discovered Nordic skiing at an early age, joining Bill Koch league in fourth grade. She raced for her school's varsity swim and ski teams in Stillwater, MN, throughout her middle- and high school years and went on to ski for the ... More

Kathy Maddock

Kathy Maddock has been the Souhegan High School Varsity Nordic Ski Team Head Coach for more than 15 years. She has coached the New England Junior Nationals Team several times, and has served as the New Hampshire Girls Coach for both the Eastern High School Championship Team and the Eastern J2 Championships Team. Kathy ... More

John Sakalowsky

John Sakalowsky has been a lifelong athlete. He started racing bicycles at age 13 and continued to race full-time through college and internationally thereafter, until he retired in 1997. He is a relative newcomer to Nordic skiing, starting in 2007, and he followed the CSU program to become a capable, competitive Masters ... More

Alex Jospe

Alex Jospe joined CSU after graduating from Colby in 2006 as captain of the ski team and has continued to indulge in her love of this sport since then. She is a NENSA level I certified coach, and is constantly trying to improve her coaching styles and techniques. Alex has been unable to kick the ski racing habit, which ... More