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.

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Schedule as of 12/21/18


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 U14/U16/U18/U20/open; mass starts for U10/U12)

9:00 a.m. Open/U20/U18/U16/U14 Girls Interval Start Qualification

(5-minute break)

Open/U20/U18/U16/U14 Boys Interval Start Qualification

10:10 a.m. U10 Girls mass start

10:15 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)

10:55 a.m. Women Open

10:57 a.m. Men Open

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


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


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


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


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


A food truck will be available for lunch on Saturday.

Payment: a la carte

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Registration Fees:  

U16, U18, U20: $35 per race

U8, U10, U12: $20 per race

U.S. Ski & Snowboard license required.

Saturday night banquet tickets: $15 each

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: VIEW HERE



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.


To maximize predictability and flexibility for volunteers, the BSF Nordic Committee has identified more than 100 separate volunteer slots. You make this event a success for our youth skiers, and we encourage everyone to sign up for multiple slots and/or days across the three-day event.

New this year: We have parkas for volunteers! Murdoch's has generously donated Mountain Hardware parkas to BSF. We're still working out the details, but here's our current thinking: Volunteers accumulating 50+ hours across all BSF Nordic program events get a jacket. Those working 20 - 50 hours will be entered into a drawing for one of several.

In December your Crew Chief will contact you with details regarding your specific volunteer slot(s).


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