May 30, 2014 ~ GMVS Nordic athlete, Ian Moore '14 has been nominated to the 2014-15 New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) Development Team. Moore qualified this winter for the New England Junior National Team, his third such qualification since 2011. He earned All American status at the Junior National races in 2013 in Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2014, following the Junior National competition held this year at Stowe, Vermont, Moore traveled to Anchorage, Alaska to compete in the USSA National Cross Country Ski Championships and SuperTour Finals, where he had a podium finish in the Junior men's 30 Kilometer classic race. Moore has been accepted to the UVM School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and will enroll in the Fall 2015 and ski for the UVM Catamounts.
GMVS alumni David Sinclair '10 (Dartmouth '14) and Hans Halvorsen '12 (Williams '18) and alumna Heidi Halvorsen '13 (Williams '18) are also NENSA team nominees, as is incoming GMVS sophomore Forrest Hamilton, for his success at 2014 Junior Nationals as J2 Boys champion in the Classic Sprint race.
The NENSA Development Team members are athletes who have had success on a regional, national and international level this past winter.
The NENSA program supports and facilitates the appropriate development of top athletes toward the goal of international excellence. In addition to recognition for accomplishments, the program seeks to provide incentives for athletes to seek high levels of competition. The athletes accept the commitment and are planning to compete in 2015. To find out more about NENSA, visit www.nensa.net.