Looking Forward

Hello from Alaska!

Summer has been fantastic! With lots of exercise and preparation for Pyeong Chang 2017. The regiment is twice a day. Maxing our heart rates and preparing for a tough season of competition. Mixing aerobic, strength and endurance exercises, to make the most of this season.

On the side, as part of my journey to make a difference whenever possible. I am proud to say that was accepted as a Athlete mentor for the organization of Classroom Champions. Where throughout my year i send videos to under privileged classrooms throughout the world, and mentor young students and future athletes. It’s a simple program but it is something i am truly proud of, and looking forward to. As a athlete i truly feel it is a calling of mine to be able to make a difference in the lives of others.

Please give it a quick search and send it to a friend or teacher you know. http://www.classroomchampions.org

With the biggest year of my career on the way, nothing but focus runs through my mind knowing that i need to be as prepared as possible to represent my country and state. This time off in Alaska and at home, gives me a chance to reflect on World Championships, and last season. Not just the wins, but the losses, the close calls, and the mistakes. To better prepare myself for what is next, in this on coming season.

As the summer passes lots of fish have been caught, the freezer has been filled, and my body is being prepared for another Olympic Year. Between volunteering at different events like the kids fun run in Anchorage Alaska and being a athlete for healthy heroes. I am honored to have NetCracker at my back ready and proud to have me as a representative again this year. Fueling me to make a difference and helping me to be the best mentor and athlete possible.

This month i am focusing on reflection. I encourage you to do the same, dreams are powerful. Mine are coming true, i know yours can also. Sometimes it just takes a moment and a little reflection. A time to look back and say, that went well, I’m proud of myself. Or say, that didn’t go as planned, but to take a moment learn from it. Remember there are always good things to look forward to, and to keep fighting for. For me there is being a classroom champion and making a difference. There is Pyeong Chang, being an Olympic athlete and the challenges that lay ahead. But I am also looking forward to representing NetCracker, my country and all those looking up to me.

 

Thank you for your time and support, please take a moment and realize all there is to look forward to.

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Goggle tans and great times 

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Hello from Mammoth California! Where the sun is shining and summer season is kicking off. Its nearly 80 degrees with the sun blazing in June. But the snow is still remarkably skiable! We are salting and skiing conditions similar to … Continue reading

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A new season begins

As the season ends, the adaptive snow team is nothing but thankful for another great Adaptive Spirit event in Vail. We were able to raise nearly a million dollars and well over half a million dedicated to next year! The importance of this for the future of our careers is astounding, especially with Pyeong Chang on the way. My personal support and connections grew with every passing day. Making new friends and acquiring new connections in the cable industry. Getting a chance to represent my sponsors to the best of my ability and giving my sponsors a chance to acquire new business alliances. I had the opportunity to present Netcracker, the company that has been with me, sponsoring me for years. My SuperG globe, an honor of mine and I hope if there’s for years to come! Here’s to nextyear! And many more. #netcracker #adaptivespirit

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World Championships Downhill Gold

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Monoski Moments

To have someone take a moment of your life. Deem it great enough to write about for others to remember and be inspired and motivated. Or to simply be interested. Is a honor in itself which I am thankful for. These photos are from the AspenTimes and Austin Colbert.

 

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Adaptive SuperG Gold

Proud to share one of my most honorable moments, when i was able to win gold in the SuperG at world cup finals in Pyeong Chang 2017 at the test event. Putting me in the lead for the victory of the Globe.

 

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Ability to overcome 

As we are boarding the plane preparing to leave Pyeong Chang. The test event was amazing, so much so that one year of waiting seems to long. Team USA showed up and did fantastic. The venue for the alpine team is held to the best condition possible. Bringing the best crews from around the world to work the course and keeping the conditions as safe as possible. The surrounding area is beautiful, with rolling rocky hills covered in trees that grow in the most amazing of places and conditions. The rivers are a deep clean blue and people are friendly always wishing to assist you. It seems like a great area to visit for vacation. With Anmok beach not far from Pyeong, where you can truly experience the culture and great seafood. Including fresh caught fish and shellfish for good prices. The only downfall of this area is the smog, surrounding and filling the air. From China which is so close.

The great thing about the test event, was even though not everyone did well and a few expected a little more of themselves. They had a chance to see what is needed, and given one year to overcome any issues they might have in Pyeong. Our team was able to manage multiple globes and overall medals, showcasing our consistency as a program throughout the season. Including myself with two globes. A goal of mine for this season, coming down to the wire in both races it was a close call and worth every moment. To be the best in the world is something noteworthy. A dream that has come true for me.

It’s something that showcases our absolute ability, our hopes and our dreams. A chance to be called the best and makes a legacy. But the beauty of it is the journey and the ability we find that we didn’t know we had, our ability to overcome.

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