U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing, holds training camp in Duluth

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The U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Training Camp just concluded in Duluth. Brought to the Northland in part to help a Paralympian that raced in Beijing, also incoming freshman to College of Saint Scholastica (CSS), Max nelson.

Max, along with other athletes used the camp to get ready for this upcoming season.

“We heard a lot of good things about Duluth, we wanted to help Max get set up and connect with Maria. It started as an idea in the spring and then just fell into place. Turns out Duluth is incredible, and we are already brainstorming when we are going to come back and collaborate more with other programs in the Midwest we want to be connected with,” said Development Coach Nicholas Michaud.

The camp included a variety of different activities for the athletes from roller skiing, weight lifting, mountain biking, and also sailing.

“It was a mix of blending fun summer activities in Duluth, with the training that these guys have to do. Just trying to set themselves up for Italy, college, and other transitions that they are going through,” added Michaud.

CSS is one of the colleges that U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing has a partnership with, trying to create and foster the growth of Paralympic sports.