Nordic Combined Athlete
Jumping Farther, Skiing Faster
Seefeld to Klingenthal to SOCHI!!! If you have watched or read any articles on the last events we have taken part it then you know that our team has been making some progress. Starting Seefeld where Taylor stepped up and achieved his first ever podium. He was simply an animal on the XC course and very cool to watch. In Klingenthal I was able to keep that progress going I put two and two together to get my 2nd and 3rd top ten of the season. It was a huge relief to nab those results with two events left in this period. The next two events happen to be in Sochi, Russia and I am excited to head there with some momentum behind me. More importantly though I am excited just to be in Sochi one last time before the games next year. This will be a great time to take in all the venues the jumps and the course and commit it to memory. Plus there is a lot of excitement around venues like this before the Olympics so I am sure the competitions will be fun and fierce.
After Sochi our team will head home to rest up and recharge before World Championships. A few of us will hit the 5 weeks on the road mark in Sochi, so it will be really beneficial to go home. Once we make the trek back over we will then be here through the rest of the season. Personally I am getting more excited each passing day for the big events to begin. I can feel the energy and the hype starting to build, this is what we all do the sport for and regardless of the results the experience will last. Of course winning a medal will not take anything away from that experience! So Go USA! More to come from Sochi next week!