News Category: Race Reports

Catherine Stow Earns All-American Honors at 2022 US Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Junior National Championships and Tyler Watt Notches 15th and Contributes to 7th Place in the Mixed Team Relays

After a year’s hiatus due to COVID-19, the Junior Nationals returned to the ski calendar. Top ranked junior skiers from Maine to Alaska convened at the Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a week’s worth of racing. National titles, All-American honors, and the prestigious Alaska Cup were all at stake. … Read More 

2022 Junior Nationals, Day 1 – Catherine Stow Takes Third and Tyler Watt Places 15th

On day one of the US Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Junior National Championships. Catherine Stow started off fast and scored her first podium on the championships with a third-place finish in the U20 5km individual-start freestyle race. Tyler Watt, racing in the U16 group, had strong start to his week with a 15th-place finish in his 5km individual-start freestyle race. … Read More 

GNA Juniors Wrap Up NENSA’s Eastern Cup Race Series and Score JN Nominations

After a full season of competitive racing, GNA’s juniors wrapped their NENSA race series with podiums and strong skiing at the Dublin Double Eastern Cup. … Read More 

Catherine Stow and Tyler Watt to represent Team New England in the 2022 U.S. Ski & Snowboard XC Junior National Championships

After a full season of competitive racing, GNA’s juniors wrapped their NENSA race series with podiums and strong skiing at the Dublin Double Eastern Cup. … Read More 

2022 Valentine’s Paintball Biathlon Race Report

A big thanks to all sponsors, volunteers, and racers! Read the race report, watch NENSA’s video, view photos, and download race results. … Read More 

Gunstock Zak Cup Freestyle Race Results

A big thanks to all racers! The results are posted. … Read More 

Masters Race Marathons and Finish on Top of NENSA Zak Cup Standings for 2020/2021

GNA masters make the most out of the 2020/2021 races and ski to top placings in Zak Cup events, highlighted by Ed Momm winning the M6 category! … Read More 

Five GNA Junior Skiers Named to the NENSA 2021 Eastern Regional Championship Team and Season Wrap Up

GNA skiers Catherine Stow, Katie Watt, Mitchell Townsend, Aiden Bondaz, and Tyler Watt named the NENSA’s Eastern Regional Championship Team! Plus a wrap up of the last 2021 races. … Read More 

John Henry Paluszek and Catherine Stow Win NH Eastern Cup Races while Tyler Watt and Aiden Bondaz Score U16 Podiums

GNA skiers achieve top results at the New Hampshire Eastern Cup weekend with Paluszek and Stow taking victories, and Watt and Bondaz taking two second place finishes. … Read More 

In the News – GNA’s Katie and Tyler Watt Take Wins at Proctor Academy Race

Katie and Tyler Watt race to top results for Concord High School at the Proctor Academy Race. … Read More 

GNA Alumnus John Henry Paluszek Wins 2020 USCSA National Title and Defends Sprint Title

GNA Alumnus John Henry Paluszek now a junior skiing for Castleton University located in Castleton, Vermont, just won the 2020 USCSA National Nordic Ski Championships. … Read More 

Catherine Stow Wins NHIAA Meet of Champions Girls’ Freestyle and Classic Races, Mitchell Townsend Finishes in Second Place in the Boy’s Classic, and Katie Watt takes Third in the Girls’ Skate Race

GNA Skiers finish strong with top results at the NHIAA Meet of Champions. … Read More 

Genakos Wins NENSA U16 Eastern Championships

After a strong season of NENSA Eastern Cup racing and finishing as the 8th ranked NENSA U16 skier, Venessa Genakos saved her best racing for March. … Read More 

2020 Valentine’s Paintball Biathlon Race Report

Under balmy temperatures, warming snow, and flawless track conditions—thanks to Gunstock Mountain Resort’s grooming—72 skiers of all ages gathered for one of GNA’s most loved events of the year, the Valentine’s Paintball Biathlon. … Read More 

NENSA Zak Cup – UVM Dominates GNA Freestyle Race

UVM skiers Matias Ovrum and Anna Bizyukova take the overall titles at round 3 of NENSA’s Zak Cup race series. … Read More 

NENSA Zak Cup – Zak Attack Freestyle Race Report

Master skier Jake Hollenback and GNA U16 skier Catherine Stow take the overall titles at round 4 of NENSA’s Zak Cup race series. … Read More 

March Madness—GNA Skiers Excel at Regional and National Championships

Paluszek Earns All-American honors at Junior Nationals and Stow podiums at NENSA’s U16 Championships. … Read More 

John Henry Paluszek qualifies for Junior Nationals to be held in Soldier Hollow, Utah from March 4–10

GNA would like to congratulate John Henry Paluszek for qualifying for the 2018 the US Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Junior National Championships. … Read More 

An Olympic Buzz Permeates the Gunstock Nordic Trails—GNA’s Annual Paintball Biathlon

With the Winter Olympics right around the corner, 73 Nordic skiers of all ages took their shot, albeit at a local grass-roots level, at one of the premier events of the 2018 games—Biathlon. The ages of the biathletes ranged from NENSA Bill Koch League skiers (youngest at age 4) … Read More 

Race Report: NENSA Zak Cup – Gunstock January Thaw Skate Race

Master skiers Sam Evans-Brown and Kathy Maddock take the overall titles at the second Zak Cup race of the season. … Read More 

GNA Juniors Wrap Up Season with the NENSA Eastern High School Championships – Kretchmer Scores 3 More Podiums

After a long season of racing and solid results, GNA’s top junior skiers tackled their last races of the season at NENSA’s Eastern High School Championships held at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, Vermont. … Read More 

Cal Schrupp – NENSA 2017 U16 Nordic Champion

Arctic conditions coupled with strong winds didn’t slow down Cal Schrupp, who raced his best performance of the season and won the NENSA U16 Championships. … Read More 

Mary Kretchmer and Josh Valentine at the 2017 USSA Cross Country Junior National Championships in Lake Placid, NY

Mary and Josh are All Americans—congratulations! And the New England team takes home the prestigious Alaska Cup. The Alaska Cup cup is awarded to the region who acquires the most points from all 4 days of racing. Our New England skiers produced solid results in each race, helping New England score a total of 1352 points for the week, besting the Intermountain/Northern region by 298 points. … Read More 

Lot’s of Snow, Sun, and Fun at GNA’s Annual Biathlon

56 skiers and future biathletes from all over New England took part in the event. … Read More 

GNA Skiers Shine on Home Turf at the 2/4/17 NHNCA Coaches Series Race

Mary Kretchmer wins the high school girl’s 5km, Josh Valentine takes 3rd in the high school boys 5km, Catherine Stow wins the girl’s middle school 5km, and Mitch Townsend wins the boy’s middle school 5km. … Read More 

BKL Fun Race Highlights

Race highlights, photos, and results are now posted. GNA would like to thank all who raced and volunteered. … Read More 

GNA Skiers Excel at Rikert Eastern Cup – Valentine Wins the U16 6km and Schrupp Podiums in the U16 Sprint

This weekend’s races were held in perfect conditions at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vermont. On Sunday Josh Valentine won his first NENSA Eastern Cup event with his best performance of the season. While Cal Schrupp takes third in Saturday’s U16 sprint. … Read More 

Race Report: NENSA Zak Cup – Gunstock Freestyle Race

Gilford, NH – January 7, 2017 – Gunstock Nordic Association – The NENSA Zak Cup race series kicked off on Saturday, January 7th with the Gunstock Freestyle Race. 104 racers showed up to the event, including several college teams which helped make it one of the fastest races this course has ever seen. The race start was cold at around 11°F with bomber hard-track conditions allowing for fast times and really fun skiing. … Read More 

Josh Valentine Wins the NENSA Under 16 Nordic Championships

Warm spring-like temperatures and challenging snow conditions didn't slow down Josh Valentine, who raced his best performance of the season by winning the NENSA U16 Championships. Josh helped propel the New Hampshire team to its first team victory in several years! … Read More 

Mary Kretchmer Wins NHIAA Meet of Champions Freestyle Race, Mark Young and Josh Valentine Score Podium Spots in the Boy’s Classic and Freestyle Races

Mary Kretchmer and Mark Young placed second in their respective 5 km Classic races. Also making the podium in the 5 km Classic with was Josh Valentine. In the afternoon 4.5 km Freestyle race, Mary continued with her solid skiing at set the standard amongst the strongest girl’s field of the season with a top time of 13:55.6. … Read More 

GNA Skiers Lead Gilford to Consecution D III State Nordic Skiing Titles

For the second straight season, the Gilford Golden Eagles put together another dominating performance to take home the New Hampshire State Boys Division III Nordic Ski Championship title. … Read More 

Matt Young Wins NHIAA Meet of Champions, Mary Kretchmer Places Second in the Girls Race

In last weekend’s NH Meet of Champions everything came to plan for GNA skiers—who raced to their best results of the year against one of the strongest fields of New Hampshire high school aged skiers. … Read More 

GNA Skiers Continue Strong Skiing at the State Middle School Championships

After a long season of training and preparation GNA skiers continue to notch strong performances. This time around it was with their younger middle school skiers who skied to a second-place finish in the 16th Annual Middle School State Championships. … Read More 

Gilford Boys Win NH Division III Cross-Country State Championships

A week after the Waterville Valley victory, the Gilford Boys Nordic ski team kept their momentum going with a dominating team win at the NH Division III Cross-Country State Championships at Great Glen Trails. In the girls’ race, GNA skier Sophie Czerwinski led the high school girls team with two top-ten finishes. … Read More 

GNA Skiers Propel Gilford High School to Victory at NHNCA Coaches Series Race

Amongst strong winds and frigid temperatures, the Gilford Boys Nordic ski team edged out rival Kennett High School at the second NHNCA Coaches Series Race at Waterville Valley. … Read More 

Jack Schrupp, 2014 Men’s Under 20 National Cross Country Ski Champion

As the top American finisher, Jack earned his first USSA National title along with receiving All American honors. … Read More 

March Madness Paintball Biathlon Race Report

Under near perfect conditions, 101 biathletes of all ages took part in one of GNA’s largest biathlons yet. … Read More 

2013 Paintball Biathlon Results are Now Posted

Thanks to all for a great race! … Read More 

2012 Gunstock Classic Race Results are Now Posted

Thanks to all for a great race! … Read More 

GNA Alumnus Sam Reed Makes the Podium at Junior Nationals

Gilford, NH – March 9, 2012 – Gunstock Nordic Association – Former GNA skier Sam Reed who now races for the UNH Wildcat Ski Team placed 3rd in Friday’s individual classic 10k (OJ category: 18 – 19 men) race. … Read More 

GNA skiers qualify for Junior Nationals to be held in Soldier Hollow, Utah from March 3–11

Gilford, NH – Feb. 22, 2012 – Gunstock Nordic Association – GNA would like to congratulate Jack and Tessa Schrupp for qualifying to represent the New England team at the Junior Nationals. … Read More 

5th Annual GNA Valentine's Paintball Biathlon Race Report

Despite the cold, windy conditions, 70 biathletes braved the elements and were rewarded with perfect snow, big smiles, and Kellerhaus chocolate. Gilford, NH – Feb. 12, 2012 – Gunstock Nordic Association – As the wind whipped out of the northwest and temperatures hovered in the single digits, GNA warmed each Tippmann paintball gun while participants layered for the elements. … Read More