I am back from Junior Nationals in Anchorage, AK. The week was actually pretty flat. I did not have the best races, however, I am thrilled with my season! As a division, Intermountain fought hard, and we had some excellent results. Mali Noyes never finished a race less than third. Reid Pletcher and Noah Hoffman also were consistently in the top5/ top3. The J1 boys had a very difficult JN’s and I was disappointed with our results, but we ended the week well! The highlight of my week was racing with my close friends and teammates Travis Job and Marshall Opel. We were able to take 5th, and we each raced solid legs. I raced scrambled leg, and it was the most fun I have ever had in a ski race. I was very nervous at the start, because I have only raced anchor legs. When the gun went off I just skied as aggressively as possible. At the first climb I was in perhaps 20th. I had one huge adrenaline rush, and from that point on, I did not feel any pain. I just kept moving up and up and getting angrier and angrier. Finally, I could see my teammate Reid Pletcher, and I set my eyes on his bobbing red hair. It was so funny so see the little red head bobbing in and out of sight. I ended coming in around 5 th and Travis and Marshall did the rest. Congrats to them!!!! I also enjoyed all of my time with my roommate Eliot Neal!!! I look forward to next season already.
345 days till next years JN’s- See you there.
Now I have a strange period in my life. I have two weeks until cycling season starts. 14 days, where I have nothing to do. It is really hard. I wander my house in boxers for the most part, play cards with my mother. I did, however, go for a great skate ski on the Harriman last week. 1 part ski, 1 part snow, 1 part Bruce Springsteen music equals Golden Times. Right now I am back east visiting my family and brother, who attends Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. I am here with my mother and brother, and a few of my brothers friends Hunter, Willi, and Kelsey. We spent a few days in Boston, and now I am with my family in Rhode Island. At this very second I am watching HBO’s John Adams with my beloved Aunt Maryann. Happy Easter!!!!