Yuriy Gusev was elected to the ABSF Board of Directors in 2012. He lives in Verona, WI, but travels to the Cable/Hayward area regularly as Director of CXC, Central Cross Country Skiing Association.

Yuriy skied his first Birkie in 2002 and has been fascinated with the event since that time. He is the Founder of the annual Madison Winter Festival held the third weekend each February.

Yuriy has been the Director of CXC since 2005, establishing the CXC Team, CXC Junior Program, CXC Academy, CXC Adaptive, and CXC/Salomon Super Fit Program. He led CXC to receive United States Ski and Snowboard Association Club of the Year Award in 2008 and 2012. And, he led CXC to be recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as a Community Olympic Development Program, one of the nine programs across all summer and winter Olympic sports. CXC has also been recognized as a Paralympic Sport Club by the United States Paralympics Committee.

In addition, Yuriy has been serving on the USSA Cross Country Committee since 2007, the National Nordic Foundation board of directors since 2011, the Madsion Nordic Ski Club board of directors since 2009, and Chaired the Organizing Commette and served as Chief of Competition for the 2012 IPC Nordic Skiing and Biathlon World Cup in Cable, WI.