World Champions!February 25, 2013
Yesterday was a good day. Screw that, it was a GREAT day. The U.S. won its first ever World Championship gold medal in cross-country. Jessie and Kikkan have always held strong leaderships positions on this team and their team sprint victory showed us that anything is possible at this sport’s highest level. I think their energy in this photo shows exactly why they were able to pull this off. Hard work, belief, and team chemistry made this one happen. And I have a feeling it’s only the beginning, for them and for all of us.
And a huge congrats also goes out to Sarah Hendrickson, Park City’s own World Champion in women’s ski jumping. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know her a bit since living in PC and always enjoy adventuring in the mountains with her brother, Nick. They are two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet and Sarah carries herself as a World Champion without the ego that sometimes comes with the title. Her win on Friday night sure did kick things in the right direction for the whole U.S. nordic team.
And of course I can’t leave the NoCo boys out of this post… they had some stellar jumps yesterday and followed it up with incredible skiing to take bronze in the men’s … read more >>