Wednesday, December 11, the Cardigan Nordic Team traveled to Proctor Academy for the first race of the season. Despite the recent rain and warming earlier this week, the team has been gifted with early on snow training at Cardigan. Our focus so far has been on the classic technique due to snow conditions. Today was a freestyle race, which meant one could choose skate or classic. Our returning skiers skate skied a 1km relay of 2 laps each. Relay teams were: Kevin Gu ‘20/ Mac Wang ‘21, Reagan Moore ‘22 and Jeffrey Song ‘20, Sam Wang ‘20 skied as an independent team.
Our new skiers to nordic participated in their first race ever. Relay teams were: Harrison Huang ‘22 and Ian Macdonald ‘22, Patrick Kim ‘23 and Nathan Kim’23
Proctor hosted a welcoming and fun first race of the season race. Costumes were encouraged. Schools present were: Proctor, Holderness, Dublin, St Paul’s, and Andover. All schools were fortunate to enjoy Proctor’s snowmaking and ski on their 1.5km loop. Cardigan looks forward to the first Lakes Region race in early January at the Putney School. In the meantime, the Cougars will be doing a snow dance to bring more snow and continue to build and develop our Nordic skills while having fun.