Nordic Combined Athlete
Jumping Farther, Skiing Faster
Kuusamo is over, I am happy to report I did have some success there. I was able to pull of a career best 18th place. I am very happy with this result but I also know that I can ski better. My efforts in the comp were still not on par with my best jumps from training. On the cross-country course I think its only going to get better from here. Kuusamo was very challenging. Not only is it a big big jump that can put a lot of advantage on the jumping side of the sport but it was also very cold. The cold made the cross-country racing difficult. The course combined with the cold slow snow made it feel like we were trying to ski on sand paper. My engine however felt good, however I felt that I could use some more races to help get some more speed under my belt. I am confident heading into this next weekend that I can accomplish the same results and hopefully more. I know our team is capable of the best, and our sights are set on fulfilling that this weekend in Lillehammer.