Bend Skiers Do Well At Methow

Bend Endurance Academy Skiers Top at Race of the Methow

Winthrop, WA – Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) Nordic ski racers had another great weekend of racing this past weekend. This time the team traveled north to the “Race of the Methow” held in Winthrop, WA. The two days served as qualifying races for the Junior Nationals, which will be held in Trukee, CA in March.

Bend Endurance Academy had 15 racers attend which saw Sam Biskup (Male U16), Maya Seckinger (Female U18), and Teddy Widmer (Male U20) on the top of the podium in Saturday’s Classic Sprint races. In Sunday’s Freestyle Distance race BEA had great performances by Maya Seckinger who again turned in a 1st place finish in the Female U18 category and Teddy Widmer who finished 2nd for the Male U18 racers. BEA racers Teddy Widmer, Sam Biskup, Damon Iraggi, Alex Heisler, and Maya Seckinger all posted Junior Olympic Qualifier times in both Saturdays Sprint and Sundays distance race, and Tom Schoderbeck finished in a qualifying time in Sundays distance race.

Bend Endurance Academy Results

Saturday Classic Sprints

Alex Heisler 3rd Female U16
Rebecca Christensen 9th Female U16
Maya Seckinger 1st Female U18
Siena Brody-Heine 8th Female U18
Ashley Bruce 11th Female U18

Reed Keller 18th Male U14
Will Anderson 19th Male U14
Sam Biskup 1st Male U16
Damon Iraggi 4th Male U16
Sam Schoderbek 5th Male U16
Trevor Allison 11th Male U16
Cole Fuller 13th Male U16
Tom Schoderbek 7th Male U18
Mathew Finney-Jordet 13th Male U18
Teddy Widmer 1st Male U20

Sunday Freestyle Distance

Alex Heisler 6th Female U16
Rebecca Christensen 10th Female U16
Maya Seckinger 1st Female U18
Siena Brody-Heine 7th Female U18
Ashley Bruce 8th Female U18

Jacob Christensen 7th Male U12
Reed Keller 21st Male U14
William Anderson 23rd Male U14
Sam Biskup 3rd Male U16
Damon Iraggi 4th Male U16
Sam Schoderbek 5th Male U16
Tom Schoderbek 6th Male U18
Mathew Finney-Jordet 13th Male U18
Teddy Widmer 2nd Male U20

About Bend Endurance Academy
The Bend Endurance Academy is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. The Academy organizes and operates programs that promote health and wellness within Oregon. The Academy provides athletic coaching, mentorship, educational experiences, volunteer opportunities and events for a diverse group of youth, young adults, and other individuals who desire to excel at endurance sports. Our programs are innovative, affordable and inclusive. We work to encourage participants to succeed throughout every step of their athletic and individual development.
The Academy’s mission is to “promote healthy living through active, outdoor experiences. We emphasize teamwork, personal growth and community responsibility.”

Bend Endurance Academy currently offer programs for Nordic Skiing, Cycling, and Rock Climbing.

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