About Us

Welcome to Tonka Nordic Racing (TNR)!
TNR is the Minnetonka High School Nordic Ski program. The season typically runs from our Kick-Off in November thru the State Meet in February. We are an inclusive group of skiers of all levels training and racing in nordic skiing.


The purpose of this site is to provide skiers, families, and fans with useful information about the Tonka Nordic Ski Team. We will have information on coaching staff, practices, scheduled meets, sign-up links, summer opportunities, and more. During the ski season the most current information will always be via Coach Kern’s weekly email.

If you would like to be added to the email distribution list please contact Coach Kern at sean.kern@minnetonkaschools.org.

2021-2022 Registration and Kickoff Information


Register here: https://www.minnetonkaschools.org/activities/mhs-athletics/sports/registration

TNR Registration Informational Document

2021-2022 Kickoff Video

General Sports Apparel Order Link
(order by Nov 28)
Borah Vest Order Link
(order by Nov 29)


Our first practice and virtual kickoff meeting are Monday, November 15th. See the weekly update email sent from Coach Kern on Nov 12 with the link to the virtual meeting, which starts at 7:00 pm.

Please print and return the TNR master payment form and contact information form (linked below) at our second and final uniform distribution Monday, November 29 in the MHS Equipment room. 


2021 Checklist

TNR Master Payment Form (Updated 11/15/2021)

Contact Information

TNR Use of Funds


* TNR Blitz Fundraiser: We need 25 parent/guardian drivers on 12/5/21 to transport 2-4 skiers per vehicle through neighborhoods selling discount cards from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Meet in the Black Box (near the MHS west entrance). When you sign up to drive, please identify the names of skiers you will take in your vehicle, if known. 

* Nordic Ski Meet Volunteers: We need six (6) volunteers for each meet (3 for girls and 3 for boys) to help with skier warming capes and other tasks. The different sign up slots for girls and boys allow parent volunteers to also watch their skier(s).   


We hope to get MHS approval to resume our popular pasta parties at school. If so, we will identify sign up slots here and announce details through emails. 

Thank you in advance for helping make this TNR season great! Please email, text or call with questions: 

Gary Pudwill, TNR Volunteer Coordinator (952-303-9246; garypudwill@gmail.com)

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