26 Feb 2016

Look at the picture and notice the man in the green jacket. Mat McGuire, a volunteer from ASF helped Russ Myer at the recent ASF-CRNA adaptive nrodic/biathlon clinic at ASF’s center at Windham Mt.

Matt was more than helpful, more than kind, more than supportive….to use the term amazing is an understatement. Matt picked up the sports more than quickly, helping the veterans at every request….even being ahead of Russ.

Matt made the clinic!…. and we all are so very appreciative of his contributions…Matt typifies what both CRNA and ASF stand for and strive to accomplish….unwavering service and caring to one and all

Matt……from the bottom of all our hearts…..Thank you!

15 Feb 2016

CRNA sport leaders, Russ Myer and Stephen Wilson, recently worked on the stadium crew at the IBU’s World Cup #8 at Presque Isle , ME.  The days were long and cold but Russ and Stephen helped the venue look perfect for the millions of Biathlon viewers throughout the world. The stadium Start/Finish, Penalty Loop, athlete clothing bins, equipment control, advertising and security were all handled with experienced hands.

Russ and Stephen thank the local organizing committee and their friends , including Polly, Arthur, Peter and SIMON in Fort Fairfield…….Best to all

15 Feb 2016

Russ Myer, CRNA President,  recently was awarded The Chapel of Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Humanitarian Award from Post 91, Mechanicville, NY. Russ was providing leadership at the adaptive nordic events at NY’s Winter Empire State Games at the time, David MacLeod, previously a Marine Corporal, accepted on Russ’s behalf at the 4 Chaplains ceremony.

Russ and CRNA have tirelessly and selflessly worked with veterans with disabilities in its Paralympic Sports (XC and Biathlon) as well as its non-Paralympic sports-Orienteering and snowshoe/trail running. Russ works with first time veterans through the Paralympic Nordic Team.

Russ wants to thank all the veterans and staff he has worked with that made this honor  a reality.

Heartfelt Appreciation to one and all….

My Best, Russ

10 Feb 2016

The CRNA-Dion 5K snowshoe event scheduled for February 14th at Hilltop Nordic Center in Richmond, MA has been postponed. Please check back for more information, a new date will be determined shortly.

03 Feb 2016

Russ Myer, CRNA President, recently completed a week long International Paralympic Committee Nordic Classifying assignment at S Korea’s first adaptive nordic cup in Pyeong Chang…home of the next Winter Olympics/Paralympics. Twelve athletes from Russia, China, S Korea, and Japan were classified….putting them in competitive classes as determined by  physical impairment  and Technical evaluations. Russ had an opportunity to see neighboring villages and cities getting a great view of a beautiful region in S Korea. Russ hopes to return for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.

 

CRNA’s Tom Wright lead a 2 day adaptive nordic clinic January 26-28, 2016 at Adaptive Sports Foundation in Windham, NY. A group of determined vets with a variety of disabilities took to both skating and classic skiing at the base of the mt. with additional workouts in roller skiing, xc specific drills and  presentations on equipment and waxing making the clinic a success! Several of the athletes expressed an interest in attending the adaptive nordic events at the empire state games. The next adaptive nordic clinic includes Paralympic Biathlon in late February at ASF

Thank you Tom and ASF!

14 Jan 2016

Due to…well no snow, the CRNA-Dion 5K snowshoe event was rescheduled to February 14th at Hilltop Nordic Center in Richmond, MA.  Temperatures are below freezing with intermittent snow. Hilltop owner John Vittori and operations manager Dave Martell hope there is adequate snow for a great event in February! Always a bonus is tasting and purchasing Furnace brook Wines and other locally made Berkshire products!  Nothing finer-so come on snow!!

Check the event page for pre-registration through active.com

See you Puffing…Tom and Russ

02 Jan 2016

On 12-28-15 CRNA hosted a 2 event of Orienteering and Paintball Biathlon at Adaptive Sports Foundation in Windham, NY.  Since CRNA’s events are never , and we mean NEVER cancelled. we ran a foot O and Paintball Biathlon both at Windham’s Country Club on S St..  Pam Greene, Program Director at ASF and her staff rolled out warm red carpets for all and all had a good….GREAT time.  17-25 athletes with a variety of developmental disabilities had a wildly successful time both finding O controls as well as hitting our famous Biathlon Moosers!

A HUGE thank you to ASF staff, volunteers and of course our world class athletes for trying AND having so much fun with CRNA’s orienteering and Paintball Biathlon….More to follow so keep an eye on us

For any ?s or inquiries, please contact Russ Myer at 315-396-9967 or Pam Greene at 518-734-5070

02 Jan 2016

Hello all

Obviously, the snow at Hilltop Nordic Center in Richmond, MA is currently non existent with no pre-registrants on active.com.  CRNA and Hilltop Nordic Center are ready to run (sorry!) but old man winter is still sleeping with Rip Van Winkle down at his place on the Hudson.  We are all hoping for snow…and there is some in the forecast….and we really don’t need a lot to have a good race so…..

Look to Dion Snow shoe website to see if the event is a go or no…you can always call Tom Wright CRNA Snowshoe/Trail Run  Lead at 518-567-7201. Russ is going to Craftsbury VT for a week to work at an Int’l Paralympic Nordic event…not a lot of snow, but just enough

Happy New Year all

Russ & CRNA gang!

20 Dec 2015

December 15-18 saw CRNA and Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF)  collaborate on national adaptive Nordic clinics at ASF home base in Windham. Program Director Pam Greene worked with CRNA President Russ Myer to hold an entry level AN clinic for a group of veterans from around the country. Sincere there was no snow….no problem as roller skiing substituted for XC skiing and AN infra red and pellet Paralympic  biathlon were demonstrated both indoor as well as at the local golf driving range…as the rain fell!

Several of the athletes wish to attend the upcoming AN events at the ESGs in Lake Placid, NY in early Feb. CRNA and ASF have 2 additional clinics, a XC clinic which will be led by CRNA’s Tom Wright. In addition top Tom being CRNA Snowshoe/Trail leader, he is a PSIA certified Nordic instructor.

Please contact Russ Myer at 315-396-9967/rmyer@nycap.rr.com or Pam Greene at pam@adaptive sportsfoundation.org/518-734-5070