Coach J.D. Information

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Information about XC Oregon Coach/Director J.D. Downing

Four years after wrapping up his own ski racing 20-year career from youth to international elite levels, Coach J.D. (John) Downing founded XC Oregon in 1998.  The same year J.D. was tapped to lead the brand new American XC Skiers masters association.

  • Editor/Founder website, 1995 - current.
  • President, World Masters Cross-Country Ski Association, 2015 - current.
  • USA Director, World Masters Cross-Country Ski Association, 2004 - current.
  • National Director, American XC Skiers, 1998 - current.
  • Coach/Director/Founder, XC Oregon, 1998 - current.
  • Coach/Director at Masters Camps nationwide, 1995 - current.
  • Coach 1998 Paralympics.
  • Coach 1995 World University Games.
  • Head Coach/Program Director Far West (CA/NV) Junior Program, 1991-94.
  • XC Skier since 1974. XC Ski Coach, Instructor and/or Program Director since 1984.
  • Resident of Bend, Oregon since 1994. Bachelor degree in Organizational Studies from University of California-Davis (1988). Married (Dr. Julie Downing) with two children.

To contact or for further info: jd at xcoregon dot org or (541) 317-0217