26 Aug 2017

As part of its Gala wk end in October 2017, CRNA will host an open house demonstrating  its 4 Nordic sports on October 21, 2017 from 9-12PM and 2-4PM at Capital Hills Golf Course, 65 O’Neil Rd in Albany, NY. Orienteering, light based Biathlon, snowshoe, and XC ski will be demonstrated to one and all. Come on out and give our sports a try as CRNA and the City will collaborate on operating a Nordic center for all of Albany and beyond.

Any questions, call Russ Myer at 315-396-9967 or rmyer@nycap.rr.com

26 Aug 2017

Preparations for CRNA’s Gala on October 22, 2017 at Albany Country Club are moving forward with great excitement and anticipation. Both CRNA and the City of Albany wish to announce great winter programming at Capital Hills Golf Course this coming season. Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and DGS Commissioner Dan Mirabile are proud to have this wonderful inclusive community initiative to further the Mayor’s Equity Agenda for all who live in Albany.

If you are interested in donating to CRNA’s programming for those with disabilities/special needs and attend the Gala , please contact Russ Myer at 315-396-9967 or rmyer@nycap.rr.com for a Gala invitation

14 Aug 2017

CRNA president Russ Myer co-presented with Casper Mt Biathlon Club, WY president and 1998 Winter Olympian, Army Captain Rob Rosser to the Albany VA Medical Center’s Team Albany recently.  Rob was in the region coaching his club’s athletes at the USBA Roller Ski Biathlon Championships at the Ethan Allen Biathlon complex in Jericho, VT.

Captain Rosser instructed in both ski and shooting technique along with CMBC biathlete Tatyana from Belarus.  Veterans with a variety of disabilities  tried CRNA’s Ski Erg as well as its non projectile light based biathlon systems-a great learning sessions for all!  Thank you Rob and Tatyana

14 Aug 2017

CRNA and the City of Albany are working on a lease agreement permitting CRNA to operate a ParaNordic/Nordic Center at Capital Hills Golf Course on New Scotland Ave. this coming winter. Programming is being put in place to work with veterans and their families as well as adults and youth with disabilities/special needs using equipment CRNA purchased from New England Nordic Ski Assoc.

A BIG thank you to Mayor Sheehan and her staff, Commissioner of DGS Dan Mirabile and Golf Course Superintendent Scott Gallup for their ongoing support.

An open house fundraising wk end is planned October 21 & 22, 2017 at Capital Hills and Albany Country Club.  October 21 will have CRNA’s 4 sports on display at Capital Hills for the general public to try. An invitation Gala will happen on October 22, 2017 from 11-2PM at Albany Country Club.

Stay tuned for additional details as the wk end draws near

04 Aug 2017

Three time Olympian Biathlete, Army Major Curtis Schreiner, and now a Paralympian Trail Orienteerer opened up the 2017 PAL Camp Olympics…held at Hackett Middle School, August 1, 2017.  CRNA provided Orienteering and light based Biathlon at both PAL Headquarters and Hackett Middle School for the 2 week programming period.

Both sports were handled well with the students learning how to handle all firearms safely. Lincoln Park was the focus of a new orienteering map crafted by Alliance member EMPO and its cartographer, Phil Hawkes-Teeter.

Next up is partnering with Albany PAL at the Albany middle schools this coming Fall & Spring Semesters

CRNA’s WCH Trail Orienteering team has returned from Lithuania…serving all with distinction and pride in mission and performance. Army Major Curtis Schreiner, Marine Sergeant Matthew Pietro and Army Sergeant Christ Rasmussen participated in all competitions..measuring up to their more experienced competitors….BRAVO to one and all

26 Jun 2017

The trio of CRNA Veterans with Disabilities continues intense preparation for the upcoming Trail Orienteering Championships in Lithuania. Army Major Schreiner, Marine Sargent Pietro and Army Private Rasmussen are intensely studying to do well at the World Championships. A recent Go Live session at Saratoga Biathlon Club resulted in lots of yeahs, nos and high 5s as scenario after scenario was solved.  All are getting a little anxious, nervous and jittery…including their coach.


Thank you all who have donated to CRNA’s GFM on its website. We are almost at $6,000 for the int’l airfare for all…Your support in invaluable and so appreciated.

31 May 2017

Army Major Curtis Schreiner (Hadley, NY) and Marine Sargent Matthew Pietro (Glens Falls, NY) recently met with CRNA President Russ Myer to train in earnest for the upcoming IOF Trail Orienteering  WCH in Lithuania this coming July. Trail O is different in that the athletes do not enter the woods but stay on trails viewing a cluster of O controls from a distance and with the use of the O map and compass select the “Right” control from a group-usually 3-5.

Army Private Christ Rasmussen (Casper, WY) will be joining Russ, Matt and Curtis in Albany prior to leaving for the flight from JFK to Vilnius, Lithuania. As CRNA cannot cover Int’l airfare, CRNA has a GoFundMe to raise funds for int’l airfare only. CRNA is covering all other expenses via its VA grant.  Please donate generously to CRNA GFM  so the three veterans can represent their country at the Trail O champs!



19 May 2017

CRNA will commence its summer programming with light based biathlon at 6 mile park in Albany, May 25, 2017. Albany VA Medical Center, Team RW&B and Albany Housing Coalition will take part in fun light based biathlon…Accuracy shooting, fun sprint format event will be part of an enjoyable evening

19 May 2017

CRNA was recently asked by Orienteering USA (OUSA) to filed a Trail orienteering team (O for those with disabilities) for the upcoming Int’l Orienteering Federation Trail orienteering Championships in Lithuania, 7/7-16/17. With such short notice, CRNA went to those with experience , affinity and passion for Orienteering…or Land Nav!  The Military…..CRNA is honored to  to have a team of three exceptional veterans with Diverse Abilities represent the USA , they are:

Army Major Curtis Schreiner, Hadley, NY (Multiple Sclerosis)
Marine Corp Sargent Matthew Pietro , Glens Falls, NY (above knee amputee)
Army Private Christ Rasmussen, Casper, WY, below knee amputee)
CRNA coach: Russ Myer, IPCN Classifier and ParaNordic Official


These three world class athletes will represent the USA in three events: 2 individual and a team relay

Thanks and appreciation to Ms. Clare Durand from OUSA and Michael Welch from VA Adaptive Sports Foundation for supporting our veterans in the WCH Trail Orienteering