You’ve had some incredible performances so far in the ’09 season. Tell us about some of your stand out moments.
This 2009 season has been unreal! It started out qualifying for the Junior Masters in early spring time. Then I competed at the Junior Masters and got to enjoy the magic of Robin Lake and the challenge it offered. I skied in the prelims and scored 2@39off - tying the course record. It put me in the top seed position for the finals. I ended up being able to pull out the win which was an awesome start to the season! The next weekend I went to Lago Santa Fe in Texas to compete in the Junior U.S. Open. In the prelims I was top seed for slalom and skied 3.5@ 39off, setting a new Junior U.S. Open course record. In the finals I went out knowing I needed 2 @ 38 to take the title; I ran 38 and was stoked to have taken the win in back-to-back weekends. From there, I hoped to keep the momentum and take gold at States and Regional, and I did. I finished up the season with a National title and it was the end of a great season.
How does it feel to have achieved so much in your career at such a young age?
It is a huge blessing to be able to have achieved this much at a young age. I believe it will give me more confidence going into the new season. I owe a lot to my family for always supporting me as well as my sponsors, like Nautique boats for getting me a great boat to train behind and HO Skis for getting me great skis to ride.
You’ve gotten to experience the Ski Nautique 200 at the Nautique factory and in a recent photo shoot. What’s your experience been like with this new boat?
The boat feels awesome; people will love skiing behind it. From the wakes to the spacious interior of the boat. The engineers at Nautique made the best boat ever!
What are your thoughts on the rest of this season?
This season has been incredible and I am now training hard for the Under 21 Worlds in Mexico this fall. I am planning to go down there and give if it all I’ve got. After that, it’s back to some rigorous off season training.
What do you like best about your Nautique?
The best thing I like about my Ski Nautique is the fact that when I ski the boat produces the best pull I can imagine. With that being said, it makes every ski set enjoyable. It always makes me want to go out for more and more ski rides. The adrenaline high is always there and keeps me continually on the water.
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