The noted prophet, and subject of a Judas Priest concept album, Nostradamus was a big fan of NYSSRA Nordic, or so it seemed as I translated his ancient text to reveal the following prophecies about the NYSSRA Championship.
Nostradamus wrote:“The young lion will overcome the older one,
On the field of combat in a single battle;
He will pierce his eyes through a golden cage,
Two wounds made one, then he dies a cruel death.”
Clearly this prediction foreshadows the battle between Jon Santor and Mike Wynn for the championship title. Clearly, Nostradamus favors the Sanchize with two late race attacks on the House Loop in this race, resulting in a stunning upset… I mean, when’s the last time anyone beat Wynn on the SBC course? It should be a close battle. Of course, other contenders for the overall title include Eric Seyse, Dave Kvam and Tim Donohue… this group should finish in the top 5.
Nostradamus wrote:“Near the gates and within two cities
There will be scourges the like of which was never seen,
Famine within plague, people put out by steel,
Crying to the great immortal God for relief.“
Again, Nostradamus was obviously predicting the start of the 2nd wave where Joe Korzenecki steps on HURT Nordic’s Tim Huneck’s poles. The ensuing pile-up will be catastrophic! Stan Hatch will break away from this group, only to get his ski caught in the soft snow of the first downhill taking out HURT’s Ed Luban in the process. Jerry Curcio will blast by these two, only to get sandwiched out by the Rene Clark/Eric Hamilton combo on the ensuing uphill. It should be crazy with mass carnage!!!
Nostradamus wrote: “From the human flock nine will be sent away,
Separated from judgment and counsel:
Their fate will be sealed on departure
Kappa, Thita, Lambda the banished dead err.”
This troubling prediction surrounds Sunday’s relay. Peru Nordic will have three teams and it appears the race will be determined right at the start. The “Kappa, Theta, Lambda” most likely refers to the HURT skiers, Kvam, Torniainen and Luban who will make a huge mistake at the onset of the race. Perhaps a poor wax choice, or a broken pole.
Nostradamus wrote: Earthshaking fire from the center of the Earth
Will cause tremors around the New City.
Two great rocks will war for a long time,
Then Arethusa will redden a new river.“
I don’t know exactly what Nostradamus was saying here, but it seems pretty clear that there’s going to be a HUGE battle for the NYSSRA Club Championship between “Two great rocks” HURT Nordic and Peru Nordic. Whomever wins, it’s going to be a bloody massacre on the snow of Saratoga Biathlon Club.