Wyoming nordic team funds season
through community service projects
BY C.J. FEEHAN
Plenty of nordic programs get down and dirty when it
comes to dryland training or dialing in technique and speed
for a race. But for the University of Wyoming, down and dirty
means just that — picking up trash and recyclables just so
they can ski.
While most athletes in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate
Ski Association (RMISA) have the backing of a varsity
athletic program at their respective schools, the passionate
nordic skiers at the University of Wyoming (UW) are part
of a club sport. Still, the team is an affiliate member of the
RMISA and its athletes compete in regular-season races
alongside skiers from Division 1 powerhouses like Colorado,
Utah and Denver. That means that the Wyoming skiers
must personally raise the vast majority of funds for travel,
competition and training.
efforts don’t slow down
The UW nordic team
prepares for its
annual benefit dinner
in the kitchen.