The USA Nordic Combined Team held a fundraiser in at my home in Steamboat Springs last weekend. It was an Oktober Fest party, which brought great people and some hilarious outfits. It’s a great moment when I get to share what I do with a community that I love. For everyone who helped out and attended, I just want to say thank you. It means a lot to our team. The fundraiser was a success and we are already planning for next year. So if you didn’t make it this year, we would love for you to join us in 2016!
For the last 7 months the USA Nordic Combined team has been putting in work. There have been great days and there have been bad days. There have been days spent in the warm sunshine and days pounding out workouts in the mucky rain. We celebrate the excellent days and learn from the rotten ones. We strive to push each other to new levels on and off the skis. I am so proud to be a part of this team.
In Park City and Steamboat, snow is beginning to graze the mountaintops. Every morning, the chilly air alerts us that the season is getting closer. The winter brings hope of new successes and an excitement that is unparalleled. We live for this excitement. We’re competitors by nature. The stage becomes bigger and the best athletes from nations around the world grace the venues with their presence. Each athlete as focused and determined as the next. We all know that in Nordic Combined, anything can happen. So when the first competition gets underway we will be saying one thing, "Why not us?"