Nordic Tales of the Van: UVM Carnival

This past weekend we had our third carnival, hosted by the University of Vermont.  The races were located in Stowe, VT at the Trapp Family Lodge.  It was a beautiful weekend, with blue skies and warm temperatures.  Most of the team has skied here before, so we were quite familiar with the racecourse.  We were also very excited to be staying at the Innsbruck.  They provide robes in the room, so naturally that was the only clothing we wore.  Kevin’s room was short a robe, so he figured Danielle McVicar’s winter coat would suffice.  It did.

            Saturday’s race was an eventful one.  The women did a 5k classic, and the men did a 10k classic.  A couple hundred other racers joined us this weekend because the Carnival was also an Eastern Cup; this lead to some awesome ski racing.  For the women we had Tristan Ramey cracking the top ten in 9th place, followed by Elizabeth Guiney in 10th.  Elizabeth Izzo was our third scorer, finishing the race in 19th.  The guys finished strong with Per Lindgren in 7th, Erik Lindgren in 10th, and Dan Guiney in 17th.

            On Sunday, both men and women did a 10k skate.  The women were led by Liz Guiney in 10th, followed by Liz Izzo in 16th, and Annika Taylor in 17th.  Dan Guiney was our first guy in 23rd, with Johnny Springer placing 32nd, and Per Lindgren in 34th.

            Solid effort to everyone; this weekend had some tough races, but we held strong.  It looks like the team will be racing at Trapps again next weekend for the Dartmouth Carnival.  So stay tuned for those results, and another Tales of the Van.  Carni-Crush is also that weekend, so I am sure you are going to hear some great stories of love, and inappropriate valentines.  Peace out my friends.


Perry Thomas