With the first round of SuperTour racing complete in Sovereign Lakes, British Columbia, the NNF is proud to announce the return of the NNF Cup as a presenting sponsor of the US SuperTour this season.
Originally launched in 2012, the NNF Cup celebrates club excellence in America’s premier domestic ski competition by tallying performance of club teams across the SuperTour season. The NNF Cup was awarded to Alaska Pacific University last season.
The recent success of the US on the World Cup and at the Olympic level has been fueled by a renewed commitment by US ski clubs to provide a club structure that supports athletes from their time as Juniors through to post-college senior professional racing. With the NNF CUP, the National Nordic Foundation wants to celebrate the spirit and creativity at play in providing US skiers with structured programs for their continued development, and nod to the competitive nature of these programs by adding a club-wide aspect to their performance-oriented goals.
NNF Board Chairman Yuriy Gustev says that, “Not only do the clubs create a positive learning and skill development environment for the youth, but they also provide essential support to develop athletes and surround themselves with high-level coaches and race service staff. The NNF Cup is a way we can recognize the efforts of our clubs, and our Board of Directors is happy to sponsor it again this season.”
NNF Cup Rules
- Athletes score points for one club.
- Use all Super Tour races.
- Score top 3 club skiers who finish in the top 10 using Continental Cup scoring in each event.
- Scoring for making camps
- 15 points for athletes qualifying for U16 Camp. No limit per club.
- 30 points per athlete qualifying for camps. No limit per club.
- There will be three team standings: Male, Female and Overall
- Overall winner will win the NNF Cup and be awarded a traveling trophy.
NNF Cup Standings After Sovereign Lakes, British Columbia Races
The first round of races in British Columbia this past week saw a strong start for a number of college teams, while defending NNF Cup champions APU also got off to a strong start – narrowly missing the top 3 in the week’s overall standings.
You can read full recaps of each race from FasterSkier: including the Classic Sprint, Skate Mass Start 10 k, and Skate Sprint. The SuperTour heads to Sun Valley, Idaho this Saturday, and Sunday to continue its round around the West during Period 1.
- University of Utah – 323 points.
- University of Colorado – 285 points.
- Bridger Ski Foundation Pro Team – 260 points.
- University of Utah – 187 points.
- Bridger Ski Foundation – 165 points.
- University of Colorado – 102 points.
- University of Colorado – 183 points.
- University of Utah – 136 points.
- Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center – 106 points.