LNR High-Performance and Collegiate Teams

Elite-Level Cross-country ski training
for 18+ year olds

Loppet Nordic Racing has long been associated with high-caliber racing in the cross-country ski world for juniors. With elite-level training now available to skiers post high school, the Midwest is set to become one of the best training areas for the nation’s top athletes.

LNR Collegiate Team

The LNR Collegiate Team is a summer training group for top NCAA cross-country skiers, meant to complement collegiate training programs during students’ time off from school. For 2021, the Collegiate program will train along-side our HP Team athletes. Training run May 15-August 15th. Application is required, contact Caitlin Gregg at caitlincgregg@gmail.com to apply.

LNR High Performance Team

The LNR High Performance Team is the Loppet Foundation’s top caliber elite training group that practices 6-8 times a week year-round. This group works to prepare the Midwest’s best 18+ year old athletes to compete at the highest level of national and international cross-country skiing, catering especially towards those with dreams of being professional racers and the work ethic to chase those dreams.

High Performance Movement Project is a new program held at The Trailhead in the indoor/outdoor studio space on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 – 7pm with Nikki Williams, DPT, and Ryan Williams, ACE*CPT.

The goal of the program is to help reverse bad patterning, lack of activation, and muscle imbalances while also improving movement mechanics before the training season is in full-swing. The program will focus on core strength, posterior chain strength, running, glute activation, TVA activation, hip strength mechanics, and lifting mechanics.

  • March 29th – May 6th (6 weeks) 
  • 60 mins sessions
  • 2 days per week
  • Total of 12 sessions
  • 10 – 12 athletes per session (potential for some virtual as well)
  • Meet at Trailhead Studio 6pm – 7pm. Bring a mask and dress to be either inside and outside!

Cost: $325 Total – $25/ session

Due to the extremely physically demanding nature of these programs, they are not open to the public. Participants in these elite-level training groups are offered invitation based on superior results in popular ski races during previous season. Contact Caitlin Gregg at caitlincgregg@gmail.com if you would like to apply to train with one of these teams.

Those who have completed the application process above and who have been approved to train, can register below.

LNR Collegiate Team

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LNR High Performance Team

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High Performance Movement Project

Proceeds from the Loppet Nordic Racing Programs benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.

2020-21 Season Highlights:

Head Coach – Caitlin Compton Gregg

Caitlin Compton Gregg (caitlincgregg@gmail.com) is a 2015 World Championship Bronze Medalist from Falun, Sweden and was a member of the 2010 Winter Olympic Team in Vancouver, Canada. She has also competed at 5 World Championships – four times for Cross Country Skiing and once for Biathlon. Caitlin has also won the American Birkebeiner more times than any other athlete, and has many City of Lakes Loppet wins under her belt as well. A US Ski Team Alum and an 8-time National Champion, Caitlin has been living and training in the Minneapolis area for over 15 years and knows how to maximize every inch of terrain in our urban playground. She has used her creativity to compete and succeed at the highest level in the sport of cross-country skiing. She and her husband Brian Gregg, also a 2014 Olympian, started Team Gregg in 2013 and have enjoyed pushing their limits to succeed in results and marketing on the World Stage. When not training and racing or taking care of young daughter Heidi, Caitlin enjoys sharing her passion for health and the outdoors with the youth in her North Minneapolis community and coaching the LNR High Performance Team and LNR Collegiate Team.