My competition season started in early December in Steamboat Springs. I skied very well at Winter Start however my jumping was really struggling. I jumped to 10th place and skied up to 3rd overall. I was happy to have such a great cross country race and it definitely boosted my confidence going into the Continental Cups the following weekend.
Thanks, too, for all your support! Noah Hoffman and I had a wonderful outpouring of support in Aspen in early November. We helped to raise over $22,000 for the Rocky Mountain Nordic Angel program… and that program will assist me this winter in racing and training expenses. I also want to thank Mike Elliott of RMN for making this so successful!
So now I’m off to Hoydalsmo, Norway, then Falun, Sweden, and hopefully Planica, Slovenia for 3 Continental Cup events in January. I’ll be traveling with my old coach, Martin Bayer, formerly of the Steamboat Winter Sports Club, and others on the “B” and “C” Nordic Combined team members. Then in February I’ll go to Val DiFemme, Italy to compete in the World Cup there, and then to other events like the Klingenthal COC race... then depending on my results could travel to Falun Sweden for the Nordic World Championships. Hopefully my other US Ski Team athletes from Aspen, Simi Hamilton and Noah Hoffman, will be there as well.
Here is the schedule of Nordic Combined races: http://data.fis-ski.com/nordic-combined/calendar.html
Again I wish everyone a Happy New Year! I hope that 2015 will be the best for you!! I’ll keep you updated here with results and my racing in Europe.