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USSA SuperTour Opener, West Yellowstone, Montana

Below is the 2013 schedule for reference.  Please check back for updated information.

 

Schedule for Saturday, November 30

9:00am 7k Adaptive Sit-Ski Start
9:50 Course Closed
10:00 SuperTour 15k Men’s Start, 30 Sec Intervals, B,A,C, D Seeding
11:45 SuperTour 10k Womens Start, 30 Sec Intervals, B,A,C,D Seeding
1:00pm 5k Masters Race, Ernies Junior Race. 15 Sec Intervals.  Masters run 1st.

 

 

SuperTour Sprint (Friday) Start List by Affiliation 

SuperTour Sprint (Friday) Start List by Bib Order

SuperTour Sprint (Friday) Start List by Alpha

 

PDF of SuperTour Distance Coaches Meeting (6.4mb)

PDF of SuperTour Sprint Coaches Meeting (6.2mb)


November 29-30, 2013

Age classes: Juniors, Seniors, Masters.  Open to all skiers.

Race Formats:  1.3k Freestyle Sprint; 10/15k Freestyle Distance 

Seeding:  USSA rules. 

Friday  November 29 USSA SuperTour Freestyle Sprint 9:00am start

$35.00 per skier through 5pm, Thursday, November 21.  Multiple race discounts available.

Late Registration:

$45.00 per skier from 5pm, Thursday, November 21 until 12 NOON Wednesday, November 27- Online Only.  No paper registrations for late entries. 

Online registration available HERE with a small fee.  Checks payable to West Yellowstone Chamber, USSA waiver required.

This race is open to ALL skiers.  Competitive racers have the chance to earn points and citizen racers can test their skills against the sport’s top athletes. 

1.3K course, Men and Women.  Freestyle technique.

9 AM Qualifiers.  15 second intervals with 5 minute break between mens and womens races.  Top 30 men and women senior/master proceed to quarterfinals; top 12 junior female and male racers proceed to “A” and “B” finals.

11:30 AM Rounds (5 minutes between starts)

  • ·         Junior Women “B” and “A” Finals
  • ·         Junior Men “B” and “A” Finals
  • ·         Women Quarter Finals (5 heats of 6 racers; top 2 + lucky loser proceed to semi-finals)
  • ·         Men Quarter Finals (5 heats of 6 racers; top 2 + lucky loser proceed to semi-finals)
  • ·         Women Semi Finals (2 heats of 6 racers)
  • ·         Men Semi Finals (2 heats of 6 racers)
  • ·         Women “A” Finals
  • ·         Men “A” Finals

 

Prize money will be awarded to the top six men and women in accordance with USSA SuperTour guidelines.  Medals will be awarded to the top three athletes in each class.

Details of the sprint race will be covered at the 1st coaches’ meeting, 5:30 PM Wednesday, November 27 at Race Headquarters (Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center) 

 

Saturday November 30  USSA SuperTour Freestyle Race.  10:00am start

$35.00 per skier through 5pm, Thursday, November 21.  Multiple race discounts available.

Late Registration:

$45.00 per skier from 5pm, Thursday, November 21 until 12 NOON Wednesday, November 27- Online Only.  No paper registrations for late entries. 

Online registration available HERE with a small fee.  Checks payable to West Yellowstone Chamber, USSA waiver required.

Men 15k, Women 10k, regardless of age. 

30 second intervals.

Details of the race will be covered at the 2nd coaches’ meeting, 5:30 PM Friday, November 29 at Race Headquarters (Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center)

Prize money will be awarded to the top 6 men and women in accordance with USSA SuperTour Guidelines.  Medals will be awarded to the top three men and women in each class.

Multiple Race Discount:

$60 for both races (through 5pm, Thursday, November 21)

From 5pm Thursday, November 21 until 12 NOON Wednesday, November 27 – Online Only

Late fee $10 per race.  (Example:  $45.00 per skier (one race) or $80.00 per skier (2 races)).  No paper registrations for late entries.  Online registration available with a small fee.  Checks payable to West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce, USSA waiver required.

Organizing Committee:

Yellowstone Ski Festival Director:  Moira Dow, info@yellowstoneskifestival.com

Chief of Competition:  Dan Cantrell, dctrell04@yahoo.com

Chief of Timing:  Ernie Page,   ebp@ebpage.com

Chief of Course:  Travis Hansen, travisdhansen@me.com

Chief of Stadium:  Bret Pearson

Chief of Grooming: Doug Edgerton

Chief of Range: Marc Sheppard, altiusguns@earthlink.net

Race Secretary:  Katie Smith, Katherine.smith362@gmail.com

Technical Delegate:  Dr. Al Pokorny, apokorny@spokaneent.com

Asst Technical Delegate:  John Farra, john.farra@usoc.org

USSA Nordic Program Manager: Joey Caterinichio, jcaterinichio@ussa.org     

 

Volunteer Coordinator:  Mindy Morris, contact directly if you are interested in helping at the races.  Mail4minz@gmail.com

 

Racers MUST be present at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday night and have a current FIS standing to be eligible for prize money.  Unclaimed prize money will be used for grooming and maintenance on the Rendezvous Ski Trails and to support the West Yellowstone Nordic Ski Team.  Any racer earning $600 or more in prize money must fill out a 1099 tax form before receiving payment.

Collegiate racers are subject to NCAA rules and are not eligible for prize money. In the event a collegiate racer places in the top six, that prize money will be directed to the Rendezvous Ski Trails and to support the West Yellowstone Nordic Ski Team.

Cancellation:  If the SuperTour Races are cancelled by the Jury on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at noon (for Sprint) and/or Friday, November 29, 2013 at noon (for Freestyle Distance races) due to lack of snow or other natural cause, a partial refund will be issued once non-refundable expenses are calculated.  If races are held and a racer does not compete, no refund will be issued. 

The Rendezvous Ski Trails will remain open to trail pass holders during all races.  Courses will be marked and accessible only to race personnel, registered athletes, and coaches during the event. 

 

 

 

 

Altius Handcrafted Firearms Biathlon Sprint & Novice Race

$20.00 per skier through 5pm, Thursday, November 21

$25.00 per skier through 4 pm. Tuesday, November 26- Online Only.  No paper registrations for late entries. 

Online registration available  (small fee charged).  Checks payable to WYSEF, (WYSEF and USBA waiver required.)

 

Registration closes on Tuesday November 26 at 4PM for all biathlon races.

Sprint Race

Format:  This event will be organized following standard IBU rules for the Sprint Race. The Start will be individual at 30 sec intervals. 

Distance: 10km for Men/Junior Men and 7.5km for Women/Junior Women/Youth Men & Women. 

Awards Schedule:  Prizes provided by Altius Handcrafted Firearms will be awarded to the top 3 in each category.

Novice Race

This event is open to all interested skiers*.  No previous biathlon or shooting experience is necessary. A safety clinic will be held just prior to the start of the race. 

*All new biathletes are required to participate in the FREE "Try Biathlon" clinic at the range on Tuesday Nov. 26 from 10:30am to noon.

Novice Race is also for any experienced Biathletes with their own rifles, but who do not plan to carry their rifles.

Distance:  4km for all categories. (3 laps of the ORANGE loop).  Map will be posted at stadium area.

Awards Schedule:  Prizes provided by Altius Handcrafted Firearms will be awarded to the top 3 Men and Women.

Biathlon Race Schedule

Monday, November 25

10:00AM-2:00PM Race Secretary available at Race HQ (Chamber visitor center) to assist with late online registration, answer race questions, and confirm registration.

Tuesday, November 26

10:30AM-12Noon “Try It” Biathlon Demonstration.  All novice biathletes must attend in order to participate in Wednesday’s race.  (Rendezvous Ski Trails Biathlon Range)

3:00PM-5:00PM Race Secretary available at Race HQ (Chamber visitor center) to assist with late online Biathlon registration, answer race questions, and confirm registration.

4:00 PM  Registration closes for ALL BIATHLON RACES

4:30 PM Biathlon Coaches Meeting at Race Headquarters (Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center 

Wednesday, November 27

9:00-10:00 AM  Biathlon Zero and bib pick-up for biathlon sprint and novice race

10:00 AM Biathlon Sprint Start, Biathlon Cabin/Rendezvous Trails

*Biathlon Sprint Awards immediately following race, Biathlon Cabin/Rendezvous Trails

11:00 AM Novice Biathlon Clinic & Start, Biathlon Cabin/Rendezvous Trails

 

Details of the race can be confirmed with Marc Sheppard at Altius Handcrafted Firearms,406-646-9222,  altiusguns@earthlink.net

 

 

NNF/WYSEF Masters Race

Saturday November 30, 12:00PM Start Time (approximate)

Open to all skiers – 5k Freestyle 

15 second intervals 

$15.00 per skier through 5pm, Friday, November 29

Online registration available with a small fee.  Checks payable to WYSEF, WYSEF waiver required

Details of the race will be covered at the Friday 5:30 PM coaches meeting at Race Headquarters (Chamber Visitor Center)

 

Ernie’s Juniors Race 

Saturday November 30, 1:00PM Start Time (approximate)

OJ, J1, J2- 5k Freestyle

15 second intervals

$15.00 per skier through 5pm, Friday, November 29

Online registration available with a small fee.  Checks payable to WYSEF, WYSEF waiver required

Details of the race will be covered at the Friday 5:30 PM coaches meeting at Race Headquarters (Chamber Visitor Center)

The Juniors Race is the brainchild of timing guru, Ernie Page.  He noticed the Yellowstone Ski Festival was the perfect venue for an early race for Juniors also and he was willing to professionally time an extra race for the kids.  Ernie's Race is intended to follow the SuperTour race allowing Junior racers a chance to ski on a SuperTour course and pick up valuable race experience.  This event is low-keyed and open to age classes OJ, J1, and J2. 

Winners will be announced immediately after the race and medals will be presented at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday night.