February 1, 2018
Well, I made the team! The US World Juniors Team. This time I would get to represent my country at the most prestigious event for Junior Alpine Ski Racers in the world. I didn’t know what to expect, I just knew I was going to give it everything I had.
Davos by far was the most beautiful place I got to visit in Europe. The 360 degrees of breathtaking mountains were just unbelievable. I am so fortunate that I got the opportunity to ski there.
Our team had set several goals for ourselves including achieving top 10 results and to end up in the top 5 for the team competition. It was a great feeling to be able to contribute to the team achieving its goals.
I ended up 4th in the SL. It was one of those days where everything came together. I started Bib 22 and after a fast first run found myself in 7th. Pushing out of the start on my second run, I just knew I was going to be fast. Landing in 4th was a great feeling, especially knowing I skied against the best junior skiers in the world.
This one was for you Grandpa – Gil Hensien!