Prep Nordic Ski

Bethel and the surrounding Western Mountains of Maine are a haven for Nordic skiers, and Gould Academy has a long, rich history of developing Nordic skiers by focusing on the long-term goals of the student-athlete through technique work and year-round training.

On-campus Gould boasts a 40-kilometer trail system with access to an additional 500 kilometers of some of the best skiing in the east just an hour away! Direct access to groomed terrain is quite literally on our doorsteps, and our students and coaches make the most of it with practices five days a week.

Of course year-round training is also available and is tailored to the individual. Other endurance sport opportunities in the offseason include cross-country running, road cycling, or mountain biking, which can be supplemented with other physical conditioning like roller skiing and strength training at our Farnsworth Field House weight room, with the help of a coach / athletic trainer’s expertise.

Prep Nordic skiers compete within NEPSAC, with regional competitions against other boarding and high schools. For those students looking to compete at a higher level, there is also the Gould Academy Competition Program to consider, with access to national level events.

Team Roster
First Name Last Name YOG Hometown
Ben Alford 2018 Bethel, ME
Chai Alford 2020 Bethel, ME
Lilo Bean 2019 Bethel, ME
Utah Bean 2021 Bethel, ME
Poch Chanyutthagorn 2018 Thailand
Izzy Chase 2020 Bethel, ME
Livy Clarke 2019 Bethel, ME
Duncan Forbes 2018 Andover, ME
Dylan Greenberg 2021 Bethel, ME
Sophie Laurence 2020 Cambridge, MA
Stephanie Nicols 2018 Rumford, ME
Wei (Tom) Shan 2021 Hangzhou, China
Mia Shifrin 2019 Bethel, ME
Jayda Tamalunas 2020 Dhahram, Saudi Arabia
Wyatt Thielbar 2021 Bethel, ME
Lily Weafer 2019 Bethel, ME
Maddie Williams 2019 Mason Township, ME
Laura Wilson 2020 York, ME
Schedule

Only boys’ nordic   |    Only girls’ nordic

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Sat 20

Girls’ Nordic – White Mountain Classic – 30 K

January 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sat 20

Boys’ Nordic – White Mountain Classic – 30 K

January 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wed 24

Girls’ Nordic – Oxford Hills Classic

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 24

Boys’ Nordic – Oxford Hills Classic

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 27
Sat 27
Wed 31

Girls’ Nordic – Camden Hills Classic

January 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 31

Boys’ Nordic – Camden Hills Classic

January 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 03

Girls’ Nordic – Oxford Hills Sprints

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 03

Boys’ Nordic – Oxford Hills Sprints

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 10

Girls’ Nordic – Maine Non-Conference Championships

February 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sat 10
Tue 13

Girls’ Nordic – Sweetheart Relays – skate

February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 13

Boys’ Nordic – Sweetheart Relays – skate

February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 24
Sat 24
Wed 28

Girls’ Nordic – Leavitt Duathlon

February 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed 28

Boys’ Nordic – Leavitt Duathlon

February 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat 03

Girls’ Nordic – Maine Qualifier

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 03

Boys’ Nordic – Maine Qualifier

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Prep Nordic Coaches

Jeremy Nellis

Gould Academy Competition Program
Nordic Head Coach
B.A. Alaska Pacific University
Mountain Biking Coach

Bio

As Gould Academy’s Head Nordic Coach and Director of Trails, Mr. Nellis has coached six athletes to qualify for Junior Nationals. Gould boys have won three straight NEPSAC Championships and the girls have won two. Once a student-athlete himself, Coach Nellis was a top-level competitor at Junior and Senior Nationals. His college career started at Saint Lawrence University and he finished racing for Alaska Pacific University. As a top junior racer he competed at Junior Nationals, Biathlon Nationals, and the FIS Spring Series; he also raced for the APU Nordic/Gold 2002 USSA Olympic Development Program. Coach Nellis has a passion for coaching skiing and has coached every age level from young athletes through the national-level. Coach Nellis lives in Bethel with his wife, Allie, son, Parker, and daughter, Elize.

Dr. Brad Clarke

Associate Dean of Academics
History Department Chair
B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ph.D. Brandeis University
Cross Country Running Coach
Nordic Team Coach

Bio

Dr. Clarke has been teaching at Gould for over 15 years. Prior to Gould he was a visiting instructor at Mount Holyoke College, a teaching assistant at Brandeis University and Harvard University, and a research assistant at Harvard. At Gould, Dr. Clarke’s  many classes include AP Government and AP United States History. He loves trail running, Nordic skiing, playing baseball, his record collection, house painting, the Bethel Outing Club (he is the former president), and coaching youth sports. The rest of the time is spent catching his breath. Dr. Clarke and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Bethel and have four children: Jeb ’12, Aiden ’15, Caleb ’16, and Livy ‘19.