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Summer Dryland Training Clinic with Chad Salmela

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Sunday, July 29 2007, 9-4pm

Co Sponsored by
*Snoqualmie Nordic Club
*[http://www.emeraldcitymultisport.com|Emerald City Multisport]

Want to improve your on-snow XC ski performance for next winter during the summer season? Chad Salmela, former member of United States Biathlon Team, Olympic coach and Biathlon committee member, and wide-read contributor to The Master Skier, will lead a clinic on “Dryland training for improved classic and skate skiing technique”.  The clinic will be held in the Greenlake area of Seattle, featuring an outdoor clinic with supplemental classroom lecture on fitness and technique training for Nordic skiing. Clinic will be held Sunday July 29, 9-4 pm at a cost of $60 for non-SNC or ECMS members, $20 for adult members and FREE for juniors.

[http://www.snoqualmienordic.org/manage/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=26|Registration Form] (PDF 218.88 Kb)

For more information contact: SNC President, Marla Husnik at: marlajh@aol.com or 206-328-4689.

!Chad Salmela Bio

Chad Salmela was an 8-year member of the United States Biathlon Team in the 1990s.  He went on to serve two summers as the U.S. National Team assistant coach and a year as the National Junior Development Program Director and Coach, before taking on the Sport Manager position
for Biathlon at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.  At the Salt Lake 2002 Olympics, Salmela was the in-stadium color commentator for all Biathlon competitions as well as for the Women’s 30km Cross Country Skiing event.  Since Salt Lake, he has served as television color commentator for coverage of the IBU Biathlon World Cup on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN), Fox Sports Network (FSN), and the New England Sports Network (NESN).  Chad was NBC’s color commentator for Biathlon at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.

Over the past decade, Chad has served as an athlete mentor, advocate, and coach at several levels within the United States Olympic movement.  He was elected in 2000 to represent the athletes in the sport of Biathlon at the United States Olympic Committee as well as the United States Biathlon Association Board of Directors, was re-elected in 2004, and serves in that capacity through the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.  Chad was elected by his peers to serve as Athlete Services Coordinator at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.  Upon returning to Duluth, MN, at the conclusion of the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Chad took over as the head cross country running and assistant track coach at the Marshall College Preparatory School.  He served in that capacity for 4 years.  In the summer of 2006, Chad became the first head coach for Nordic skiing a the College of St. Scholastica, in Duluth.  The College of St. Scholastica is an NCAA Division III athletics program.  In its first season, the Saints ski team nearly qualified two males to the NCAA Skiing Championships.

Beyond coaching, Chad has been a regular contributor to The Master Skier, North America’s most widely circulated skiing journal.  He is known for creating great debate in the Nordic community on the progressive changes in skating technique.  His articles have been published as far away as Russia.  Chad is also part owner of Midnight Sun Adventure Company, an outdoor retailer and guiding service, located on the shore of Lake Superior, in Duluth.
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