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Nordic Skiing at Whitman: 2001 to present

Illustration by Allyson Kim.

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter

October 15, 2020

Over the years Nordic skiing has meant a lot of different things to different people at Whitman, but it has remained a way to get outside and experience beautiful places with amazing people. When Ethan Townsend took over as head coach in 2001, the team trained regularly around Walla Walla in the fall...

Nordic Ski Team Rides Strong Season Into Nationals

Nordic Ski Team Rides Strong Season Into Nationals

Sarah Anderegg

February 20, 2014

Whitman students rejoiced in the recent snow flurries, using the white tundra of Ankeny as a field for snowball fights and snowman building. While approximately 1 foot of snow brought fun and games for some, Whitman's Nordic ski team used it as a rare opportunity to get practice runs in around Ankeny...

Paralympic athlete in training incorporates athletics into college life

Credit: Nico Farrel

Molly Johanson

March 1, 2012

For sophomore MiKayla Briere, taking two weeks off of school in January to attend the International Paralympic Committee Nordic Skiing World Cup is just a step towards ambitious long-term athletic goals. "I've gained a lot of desire to push myself harder athletically. We really could be looking at a 2014 Paralympic goal for me, so I think I have a lot of motivation and drive to...

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