10 Lessons Learned from 10,000 Hours of Physical Exertion in 10 Years

December 2, 2006, marks the day I joined The President’s Challenge, a free physical activities site administered by the  President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Although posting my daily progress there, I only happened upon the fact that my … Continue reading


Northern Lites: The Dion USSSA Snowshoe Natls New Marathon Championship and Presenting Sponsor

Northern Lites Snowshoes lights the way for the first-ever United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) Marathon Championship by securing the prestigious Presenting Sponsor role. The New Richmond, Wisconsin company, developing the sport’s featherweight brand since 1992, clenches a coveted spot on … Continue reading


All-Time Classic! Junior USSSA 2015 National Snowshoe Championships Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Setting the pace as the opening act for the 2015 Dion USSSA National Championships, Junior men Timothy James Buerger, Ironwood, Michigan, and Tyler Dezago, Paul Smiths, New York, amazed the Frost Giants circling Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with an unprecedented … Continue reading


The Most Fantastic Finish! Dion USSSA National Women’s Championship Eau Claire, Wisconsin

When the 80 finishers of the Women’s Senior 10 km Dion USSSA National Championships lined up for their event in Eau Claire, not one guessed they had found themselves in a race of historic proportions; particularly Brandy Erholtz of Evergreen, … Continue reading


Dreams Dominate Senior Men’s Dion USSSA Snowshoe Championships Eau Claire, Wisconsin

In one of the most thrilling Dion USSSA Snowshoe Championships ever, dreams grew to reality with headline-type drama in every race.

Lead changes ruled this race! Photo in rambling open field shows Zach Rivers leads early with Scott Gall, Nick

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United States Snowshoe Association 2014 National Teams

The United States SnowShoe Association (USSSA) National Snowshoe Teams represent the top in snowshoe racing.

Five women and men earn their positions on the senior teams from their finishing positions in the Senior Championships. More than 30 qualifying events across … Continue reading


Addicted to Eau Claire! Dion USSSA 2015 National Snowshoe Championships

Addicted to Love,” as Robert Palmer sang, and love is a byword of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, home to the 2015 Dion USSSA National Snowshoe Championships. Mark Elmore, USSSA Sports Director, added, “We are thrilled to work … Continue reading


Special Surprise for Snowshoe Racers at the 2015 USSSA National Championships

The U.S. Snowshoe Association announces their on-site merchandising agent for the 2015 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships to be raced in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, will be Fine Designs, Inc. Why is this important? Are you kidding?

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Big Foot Identified! Jeb Stone Owns Big Foot Boogie USSSA National Qualifier

When not winning the overall, Jeb Stone won second; now for the third year running, Jeb Stone takes number one again in an even-quicker 48:12 by over a minute from 2014’s race. Maybe it was annual nemesis and Stone’s good … Continue reading


Eric Hartmark Stumps Boulder Lake Stomp; USSSA National Snowshoe Qualifier

USSSA two-time National Champion, Eric Hartmark, loves his hometown race the Boulder Lake Dion Snowshoe National Championship Qualifier. Even though he doesn’t have to qualify—the current and past USSSA champions win exemptions; Hartmark is both—still, he races it. … Continue reading


Moose Tracks in the Snow! Minocqua USSSA Qualifying Snowshoe Race

A three-inch fresh coating of dry, drifting snow greeted racers at the third Moose Tracks Snowshoe Race on Sunday,  January 4, 2015. Winter wonderland conditions existed anyway with 18 inches on trails and much deeper in the woods. This 10 … Continue reading


USSSA National Championship Shoes: Sweden’s Icebugs to Top Medalists

Now a new reason to get those snow-miles of training in before the 2015 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships , February 27-March 1, 2015, race in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Eight National winners ace a pair of iconic Icebug shoes! … Continue reading