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This season and the last have definitely put it all in perspective. I am on the road to recovery for my second compartment syndrome surgery in back to back seasons. It has been a long and frustrating couple of weeks but I have had a lot of help and support through it all. It is not necessarily the surgery that was so disappointing but more of letting go of the work that has been done leading up to it. You train so many hours for a short season and never get a shot at racing. But I think the best thing to do is take it one day at a time. Something we all can maybe be better at…. There are far bigger things in the world, and just getting the opportunity to sit back and think about life and where your puzzle piece fits is as important as placing it sometimes.

On another note, I am so grateful for my entire team. Each and every individual has in some way or another made this whole situation smoother than anticipated. I am looking forward to getting back on the trails with the team but for now I will just be taking the role of ultimate fan. This weekend I got out to watch the bobcats rage a team trial. Luke Bromley skied his way to the top spot for the men, and Ase Carlson continued her consistent season with a win for the women. All in all, the cats are fired up for New Mexico and ready to throw down some top results.

-Bernie Nelson

Here are some photos from the MSU invitational and other places…

Cheering freshman Kate Backstrum at Bohart

Ase Carlson races to a top ten finish at Bohart

Luke Bromley gives his best Bobcat Growl

Mackenzie Jones in Soldier Hollow

Papa Bobcat

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