APUNSC Summer Update

APU Juniors atop Peak 3 May 23, 2013

APU Juniors atop Peak 3 May 23, 2013


79APU Elite team is getting ready to move to summer training at the Thomas Training Center on Eagle Glacier. The Elite team is off to a good start building base and working on technique. The hard work we put in during the summer, pays off in the winter.
— Coach Erik Flora


73The early Summer training season is in full swing and the University Team is already making steady gains.  First in numbers, the University Team, a younger crew of the APU Elite squad, grew by a few members.Garth Schulz,Fischer GangemiAndre Lovett, and Early Honors students Thomas O’Harra and David McPhetres join returning members McKinsey LoanCelia HaeringSarah CresapGreta Anderson, Jack Novak, and Forrest Mahlen.

The University Team is training along side the older Elite Team with numerous 2014 Olympic candidates but with slight alterations to keep them focused on building a rock solid training base. The kind of base that the older Elites have used as a springboard to capture headlines.  It’s taking a lot of hard work and an unusual amount of sweat these days, but the foundation is taking shape!

Coach Eric Strabel

photo: Erik Mundahl

photo: Erik Mundahl

Congratulations Coach Flora!

Photo:  USSA Nordic

Photo: USSA Nordic

Coach Erik Flora  was named the USSA International Coach of the year and ALSO the USSA coach of the year (for all ski disciplines). This is the first time a Nordic coach has won this award! A well deserved award!  Congratulations Erik!


71Juniors are off to an awesome start this year with lots of fun practices in the mountains and rollerskiing at Kincaid. The team heads to Girdwood next week for training camp where they plan to tire themselves out rollerskiing to Hope, skiing at Crow Pass, and hill bounding up Alyeska!

Coach Sam Sterling


77A whole new group of DEVOS have joined us this spring!  They are all working hard and many of them are off to Girdwood this week for camp!  Activities include but not limited to rollerskiing, hiking, running, on snow skiing, games and a ton of fun!  Have a great camp DEVOS!


Master Glacier Camp

70Many of the Masters are gearing up for Camp on Eagle Glacier June 30–July 3. There are a few spots left if you or a friend are interested in attending. Email Dylan Watts for more information.