Congrats to the 59, yes, 59 New England athletes who qualified for our New England Junior National Team this year! NENSA takes a minimum of 42 athletes who qualify through racing in our four weekends of Eastern Cup races, as well as a few out-of-region JNQ races. This year the OOR races included the three junior races at US Sr. Nationals, and one Mid-A JNQ/SLU Carnival race in Lake Placid. In addition to the 42 athletes who qualified, we had an additional 17 New England athletes who auto-qualified based on their stellar results out at US Sr. Nationals in Utah in early January. Click here to see a complete list of those athletes who have qualified for the 2017 New England Junior National Team on our NENSA.net RANKINGS page. Click here for U18/U20 Women, for U18/U20 Men, for U16 Girls , and for U16 Boys
On March 4th, this team, along with 13 New England staff members – which include a trip leader, head coach, 6 age-group coaches and 5 wax techs, will arrive in Lake Placid NY, the site of the 1980 Olympics, for a week of USSA Junior National Championship racing, against 10 other regions of the country – including New England, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Central CXC/Great Lakes, High Plains, Rocky Mountain, Intermountain, Far West, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. For full information on Junior Nationals, including the weeks schedule and parent/visitor information, click on their website: http://www.xcjuniornationals2017.com
The 59 athletes who qualified and auto qualified have until NO LATER then this MONDAY 2/20 to complete all the on-line forms, waivers and payment, if they want to attend. Athlete and parents, please go to: http://nensa.net/jn-packetpayment/ to complete ALL information, and make your payment, as well as info on uniform ordering, ASAP. Any athlete who misses this 2/20 sign up deadline will not be able to attend, and the next qualified athlete on the ranking list will be chosen. If you will be declining your spot on the team for any reason, please email Amie Smith, Trip Leader, ASAP at [email protected]
Congratulations to all ~ we look forward to defending our National Title, for hopefully, the 4th year in a row, and to bring home the Alaska Cup to New England once again! #bringbacktheAKCup,again! #4-peat!