IMD Junior National Qualifier

December 22-23, 2018
Bozeman, MT
Welcome to first Junior National Qualifier (JNQ #1) for the Nordic Intermountain Division (IMD), hosted by the Bridger Ski Foundation in Bozeman, Montana. Thanks to our title race sponsor, Oracle! Click on the tabs below to view additional information.


Preliminary schedule as of 10/8/18


10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. COURSE INSPECTION Both courses will be marked for inspection.

5:00 p.m., COACHES' MEETING, BSF Office, 851 Bridger Dr. Suite 4

There will be only one coaches' meeting to review details of the classic print and mass start races.



9:00 a.m. Qualification races (15-second interval starts for U16/U18/U20; mass starts for U10/U12; Heats for U14)

9:00 a.m. U16/U18/U20 Girls Interval Start Qualification

(3-minute break)

U16/U18/U20 Boys Interval Start Qualification

(3 minute break)

10:00 a.m. U10 Girls mass start

10:10 a.m. U10 Boys mass start

10:20 a.m. U12 Girls mass start

10:30 a.m. U12 Boys mass start

10:35 a.m. U14 Girls B Final (bottom 50% of qualifiers)

10:40 a.m. U14 Boys B Final (bottom 50% of qualifiers)

10:45 a.m. U14 Girls A Final (top 50% of qualifiers)

10:50 a.m. U14 Boys A Final (top 50% of qualifiers)


U16 Girls Quarterfinal Heats

11:00 a.m. U16 Girls Heat 1

11:05 a.m. U16 Girls Heat 2

11:10 a.m. U16 Girls Heat 3

11:15 a.m. U16 Girls Heat 4

11:20 a.m. U16 Girls Heat 5

2 will advance to semifinals by qualification time.


U16 Boys Quarterfinal Heats

11:25 a.m. U16 Boys Heat 6

11:30 a.m. U16 Boys Heat 7

11:35 a.m. U16 Boys Heat 8

11:40 a.m. U16 Boys Heat 9

11:45 a.m. U16 Boys Heat 10

2 will advance to semifinals by qualification time.


Semifinal Heats U16 Girls

11:50 a.m. U16 Girls Semifinal 1

11:55 a.m. U16 Girls Semifinal 2


Semifinal Heats U16 Boys

12:00 p.m. U16 Boys Semifinal 1

12:05 p.m. U16 Boys Semifinal 2


 B-Final U16

12:10 p.m. U16 Girls B- Final

12:15 p.m. U16 Boys B -Final


A-Final U16

12:20 p.m. U16 Girls A- Final

12:25 p.m. U16 Boys A- Final


Quarterfinal Heats U18/U20 Girls

12:30 p.m. U18/U20 Girls Heat 1

12:35 p.m. U18/U20 Girls Heat 2

12:40 p.m. U18/U20 Girls Heat 3

12:45 p.m. U18/U20 Girls Heat 4

12:50 p.m. U18/U20 Girls Heat 5

2 will advance to semifinals by qualification time.


Quarterfinal Heats U18/U20 Boys

12:55 p.m. U18/U20 Boys Heat 1

1:00 p.m. U18/U20 Boys Heat 2

1:05 p.m. U18/U20 Boys Heat 3

1:10 p.m. U18/U20 Boys Heat 4

1:15 p.m. U18/U20 Boys Heat 5

2 will advance to semifinals by qualification time.


Semi Final Heats U18/U20 Girls

1:20 p.m. U18/U20 Girls Semifinal 1

1:25 p.m. U18/U20 Girls Semifinal 2


Semi Final Heats U18/U20 Boys

1:30 p.m. U18/U20 Boys Semifinal 1

1:35 p.m. U18/U20 Boys Semifinal 2


B Final U18/U20

1:40 p.m. U18/U20 Girls B-Final

1:45 p.m. U18/U20 Boys B- Final


A-Final U18/U20

1:50 p.m. U18/U20 Girls A-Final

1:55 p.m. U18/U20 Boys A-Final  

Following sprint finals, the distance course will be groomed for inspection.

6:00 p.m. Awards and Banquet

Awards will be at the banquet on Saturday starting at 6:00 p.m. at Sacajawea Middle School in Bozeman.




9:00 a.m. Mass starts begin

9:00 a.m. Boys U16 Mass Start, 5 km Free

9:30 a.m. Girls U16 Mass Start, 5 km Free

10:00 a.m. Boys U18/U20 Mass Start, 10 km Free

11:00 a.m. Girls U18/U20 Mass Start, 5 km Free

11:30 a.m. Boys U10 Mass Start, 1.1 km Free

11:40 a.m. Girls U10Mass Start, 1.1 km Free

11:55 a.m. Boys U12 Mass Start, 2.2 km Free

12:10 p.m. Girls U12 Mass Start, 2.2 km Free

12:25 p.m. Boys U14 Mass Start, 3.3 km Free

12:45 p.m. Girls U14 Mass Start, 3.3 km Free


Awards:  Awards will immediately follow the U14 girls race


BSF will provide lunch for athletes & coaches on Saturday, Dec 22, starting at time TBA.

Cost: $TBA

Payment: must be made in advance. (See registration form)

Tickets: lunch tickets will be handed out with race bibs at the coaches' meeting on Friday night.



Registration Fees:  


U.S. Ski & Snowboard license required.

LUNCH: $TBA per person on Saturday (purchase in advance, on registration form)

Registration deadline: Wednesday, December 19, 5:00 p.m.







TEAMS: Please be aware these races are held in residential neighborhoods and follow parking instructions of the Coaches' Meeting.

SPECTATORS & VOLUNTEERS: Please park in the Bozeman Health Lot on Ellis St. or in the Softball Complex lot on the Corner of Ellis and Highland. DO NOT park in residential neighborhoods.


rules of competition

RULES OF COMPETITION: All athletes must be registered members of FIS/U.S. Ski & Snowboard, and the competition will follow FIS rules.  Seeding for U18/U20 will be based on U.S. Ski & Snowboard points. Seeding for U16 will be based on Intermountain Division ranking.


IMD Waxing Protocol:


1.    For all Age Classes U14 and Younger - ONLY NF waxes permitted. Use of LF, HF waxes or Pure Flouro waxes in any form (Block, Powder or Liquid) is PROHIBITED.   In addition No Gallium products may be used 


2.    For all Age Classes U16 and Older- Use of CH, LF or HF waxes is permitted. Use of Pure Flouros in Powder or Liquid form is PROHIBITED. In addition No Gallium products may be used.


*ONLY Solid Block Flouros are permitted for SKATE races.  

**Pure Flouro (Block, Powder and Liquid) may be used in the KICK ZONE ONLY of classic skis



Chief of Competition:  Per Hjalmarsson (Jury Member)

Technical Delicate:  TBA

Assistant Technical Delicate: TBA

Competition Secretary:  Bojana Susak

Chief of Course: Jeff Rasch

Chief of Timing:  Jeff Wyatt (Milliseconds Timing) 

Chief of Control:  Erich Pessl

Chief of Stadium:  David Coletta

Head of Medical:  Jeff Rasch


Wax testing and warm-up areas will be provided.



Please do not park in the residential neighborhood around Lindley Center. Plenty of parking is available in the Local Racer & Volunteer Parking lot on Ellis St. or in the Softball Complex parking lot on the corner of Highland and Ellis.


SKIING: BSF grooms Community Nordic Trails at six venues in Bozeman. There's great skiing at Highland Glen, adjacent to the race course. Trail passes are voluntary; if you enjoyed your ski, please consider a trail pass or donation to BSF to support the grooming effort.




prizes & awards

Awards will be presented at the Banquet on Saturday and after the last race on Sunday.


BSF is looking for volunteers for this race.

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