Introducing the Team OAM Now Nordic Ski Team 2015

January 26th, 2015 by Team OAM NOW / Athletic Mentors

By Daniel Yankus, Nordic Ski Team Captain

Ed Note: As the 2015 Nordic Ski season continues, we asked Team OAM Now’s Daniel Yankus to give us an overview of the team and its goals.

15637204644_0273b614b1_zThis year’s Team OAM Now Nordic Ski Team is:

Returning members:
Jon Morgan
Alex Vanias
Kaitlyn Patterson
Daniel Yankus

New Teammates:
Mike Davis
Rebecca Davis

Winning the overall for both women and men in the Michigan Cup series is always our goal and, last year, Alex and Kaitlyn  both delivered. As a personal goal, I accomplished a Top 100 at Birkie and that was the goal I set out for about 4 years ago. Of course we’re looking for similar results this year.

Mike and Rebbeca will certainly bring both talent and youth, however, their active lifestyle as a family is what first attracted my attention to them. We have found that our team operates better with that family spirit.

16072212610_a2d7ee060d_zFor us, there is an understanding that our results are important, but our interactions with the ski community are more important.  As we look to expand the sport and create interest, each member of the team has committed to a community event this season, clinics and races alike, for both adults and/or  kids.

As far as our races go, we are also looking to have great results at the North American Vasa, Noquemanon Classic Marathon, and the American Birkiebeiner. These races allow us to test ourselves against national caliber skiers.

Of course we’re looking forward to some more snow here in Michigan, but were hoping for a great 2015 season.


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