CXC Academy Names New Coaches and Mentors

MADISON, Wis. (April 14, 2021) – Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) has announced a lineup of new and returning coaches for its CXC Academy program, an online subscription service that provides professional training plans and targeted online training resources for cross country skiers of all ages and skill levels.

CXC has named noted Team GB (Great Britain) Cross Country Skier and Olympian Andrew Musgrave, and Mark Terresani, the Midwest Regional Coordinator for United States Biathlon Association (USBA) and biathlon program director and coach at Blackhawk Ski Club in Madison (Wisconsin) to its team of coaches and mentors offering training advice through a series of videos and video conferences covering sport-specific training tips, race tactics, technique, ski selection, ski race preparedness and subscriber Q&As.

Named to the team of mentors in 2020, Matt Liebsch, the 2009 American Birkebeiner Champion, and veteran collegiate and World Cup skier; and Caitlin Compton Gregg, five-time American Birkebeiner Champion and sport ambassador will continue in their mentor and motivator roles.

For over a decade now CXC Academy has been a valuable tool for athletes and coaches around the nation and internationally. Whether a skier is a beginner looking to finish their first 5k, a Master skier training for a big ski event, or simply looking to improve overall strength and fitness, CXC Academy has a training program to meet these goals.


COACHES & MENTORS SPOTLIGHT

Andrew Musgrave

Andrew Musgrave, Team GB Cross Country Skier and Olympian, has joined CXC Academy as a coach, mentor and motivator, – advising on race tactics, technique, ski selection and marathon preparedness through a series of monthly conference videos.

Originally from Oyne in Aberdeenshire, Scotland but now living in Trondheim Norway, Andrew has been part of the British team at three Winter Olympics and is a regular on the World Cup and World Championship circuit. Andrew spent part of his youth in Alaska, and took a big leap in ski performance when he moved to Norway. He regularly contests the Norwegian National Championship races, which are packed with talent, and remains a podium threat.


Mark Torresani, Midwest Regional Coordinator, USBA

Mark Torresani has joined CXC Academy as a biathlon coach, mentor, and motivator, – introducing the sport of biathlon through a series of monthly videos and training plan tips.

Mark Torresani is the Midwest Regional Coordinator for United States Biathlon Association (USBA) and is the biathlon program director and coach at Blackhawk Ski Club in Madison (Wisconsin). Mark has been an active coach and participant in Nordic skiing and biathlon for over 35 years. Since 1995 Mark has been helping to develop Nordic ski and biathlon programs and venues in the Madison area. Mark has been working with biathletes of all levels over the past 15 years and routinely leads biathlon safety certification classes and biathlon training camps. Mark works as a civil engineer for Tetra Tech in Madison, Wisconsin, and actively volunteers his engineering skills to help with the design and development of Nordic and biathlon venues throughout the Midwest.


CXC Academy is one of the flagship programs of Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC). Recognized as the governing organization for cross country skiing by U.S. Ski & Snowboard in the North Central States of the United States, CXC has a long track record of helping skiers at any level.

To learn more about CXC Academy and how it can help you improve your cross country skiing, check it out at www.cxcacademy.com.

We’d love to have you along as we look forward to training for the 2021-2022 ski season!