The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) has announced that Shane MacDowell will become the new Head Cross-Country Ski Coach effective September 1, 2017. MacDowell replaces Margaret Maher, who has held the position since 2006. MacDowell, originally from Peru, Massachusetts in Berkshire County, attended Burke Mountain Academy in East Burke, Vermont as a cross-country skier…

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Congratulations to Lowell Bailey (NYSEF Nordic alum) and Van Ledger (NYSEF Nordic U16 biathlete) on recently claiming national titles at the US Biathlon Championships, held last weekend in Jericho, VT! Link to results   Bailey, fresh off his best season to date on the World Cup, won the national Pursuit and Mass Start titles, and…

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NYSEF alum Lowell Bailey proved his success at the World Championships in Austria wasn’t a fluke by taking silver in the pre-Olympic Test World Cup in PyeongChang, South Korea, finishing 40 seconds behind winner Julian Eberhard of Austria, and 4.7 seconds ahead of multiple-time World Champion, 16/17 Overall World Cup Winner and multiple time gold…

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After nearly hanging up the skis for good at the end of last season, NYSEF Nordic alum Lowell Bailey struck gold in the flagship event of the 2017 IBU Biathon World Championships in Hochfilzen, Austria, taking the win by 3.3 seconds over Czech skier Ondrej Moravec and defending world champion Martin Fourcade of France. Watch the…

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It’s been an unforgettable week for NYSEF Nordic alum Lowell Bailey, who recently secured his second top-10 finish at the Biathlon World Championships, held in Hochfilzen, Tirol, Austria.     Lowell had some pretty inspiring words for young athletes after his 4-th place effort: “This year I have really tried to step back from worrying…

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Congratulations to NYSEF’s Nina Armstrong, now a sophomore at Harvard, on her recent qualification for the IBU Junior World Championship Biathlon squad! Read about Nina’s qualification and the Junior World Championships here! ADK Daily Enterprise article FasterSkier Article USBiathlon Press Release USBiathlon Facebook feed

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In 2016, the The Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF) awarded $36,350 in grants to aid local youth athletes and organizations. NYSEF would like to give a huge Thank You to the UISF for all they’ve done for youth in the Tri-Lakes region. They are truly changing the lives of local athletes on a daily basis. To learn…

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