WILLISTON, Vermont. (for immediate release) – UnTapped Maple is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Team Birkie, an elite cross country ski team supported by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation.
“Team Birkie is an institution in cross country ski racing,” described UnTapped co-founder and former NCAA xc ski coach, Andrew Gardner. “There is no sport that requires more varied training and by extension focused nutrition as nordic racing and this is a perfect program to showcase our all natural nutrition line up.”
As the creator of the only complete maple-based nutrition product collection, UnTapped has gained a following nationally by athletes seeking fuel from only whole foods, complete nutrition and a focus on thoughtfully sourced ingredients. Based in the Twin Cities, Team Birkie is a high performance ski team focused on community involvement, athlete development and excellence in sport.
About UnTaped Maple
UnTapped was founded in late 2013 when professional cyclist Ted King, NCAA ski coach Andrew Gardner and the Cochran family of professional alpine skiers, naturally gravitated to the organic simplicity of maple syrup. There was nothing flashy about maple syrup or the slick work of advertisers and food chemists — they simply found that maple syrup truly worked for their energy needs in training and competition. With an understanding of the critical elements required in sports nutrition, maple syrup rose to be the only choice as a viable energy source for athletes. Today they offer a complete range of sports nutrition products.
About Team Birkie
Team Birkie is the Midwest’s premier professional cross country ski team based in Minneapolis, MN. The team is a collaboration between the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, The Loppet Foundation and CXC Skiing with the goal of supporting athletes to reach the highest level of excellence in sport through its World Cup Development team. Led by 2015 World Championship Bronze medalist Caitlin Gregg the team focuses on international success. In his first season as a professional Zak Ketterson skied to a top 15 on the World Cup and a gold medal in the Mixed Relay at World Cup Finals. Earning a nomination to the US Ski Team for the 2022/2023 season. College athletes across the country join the Team Birkie College team for summer training to prepare for the NCAA D1 season. The Team Birkie Marathon can be seen competing at local races around the Midwest.