Journey to Sochi, Part 4

February 25, 2014 Tarvisio, Italy World Cup Finals It is extremely difficult to write while Jimi Hendrix’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner is playing at ear drum rupturing volume in the background. That is an inconvenience I am willing to live with,...

Journey to Sochi, Part 3

February 5, 2014 Aspen, Colorado I have officially been nominated to the 2014 US Paralympic Team, a press release from US Paralympics has just told me, but this does not surprise me very much. I am sitting on my couch, not jumping for joy and my heart rate has only...

Journey to Sochi, Part 2

January 17-31, 2014 World Cup Races at Copper, Colorado and Tignes, France You can’t win every race, but every ski racer definitely tries to do so. This was exactly what I was trying to do in the second slalom of the World Cup in Copper, CO last week. After a...

Journey to Sochi, Part 1

January 11, 2014 World Cup Race, Panorama, British Columbia Ski races hardly ever turn out according to plan. If they did, everyone would win. So it always helps to try and create as much fun as possible amidst the chaos of unpredictability. During a recent World Cup...

World Cup Finals in Sochi, Russia

Russia is different. I have always thought that if were a foreigner flying to the United States, customs was a most unwelcoming and frustrating first experience of this country. Getting into the EU, on the other hand, is super easy and they seem to actually want you...

2013 World Championships 2

These World Championships have been a challenging time. The downhill track was really long, but half of it was really flat, which does not benefit me because I have the least amount of mass of the entire men’s monoski field. The second half of the track was...