▶️ 2 Bend Nordic skiers compete for Team USA in Finland



Saturday was big day for the young nordic skiers racing on the world stage.

Bend’s Neve Gerard was 9th in the 5K Free. MBSEF teammate Delaney Jackson was 25th.

The duo are competing in the U18 Nordic Nations Championships in Jyvaskyla, Finland.

In Friday’s Classic Sprint race Gerard was the top American coming in 25th. Jackson finished 35th.



Two Bend Nordic skiers are in Europe right now getting ready for the biggest races of their young career. Neve Gerard and Delaney Jackson train with the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation and recently qualified for the trip to this weekend’s Under 18 Nordic Nations Championships in Finland.

The pair raced in Michigan earlier this year. Neve ranked sixth. Delaney was eighth — the second alternate.

This week they’ve traded the Cascades for the Finnish town of Jyvaskyla — 167 miles north of Helsinki.

Steve Kaufmann met the up-and-coming pair who train in Central Oregon.



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