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Derek Johnson: Youth Winter Sports Alliance Champions Reception

Sunday , October 5, 2008

award.jpgToday I headed up to Park City for the Youth WinterSports Alliance Champions' Reception held at Squatters Roadhouse Grill & Pub. I was greeted by a host at the restaurants entrance and seated among past, present and future Olympians. Arial skiers, luge dudes, cross country skiers, ski jumpers, snowboarders, and skeleton maniacs came together for a Mind Blowing speech given by famous speed skater Eric Heiden. Eric snagged victory along with the gold at all five speed skating events during the 1980 winter olympics.

Eric talked about setting goals, learning from the past, living in the present, and planning for the future. Nice work Eric!!  Following the speech was the award ceremony where each athlete recipient was given the 2008 Circle of Excellence award. After the ceremony I met up with fellow Park City Snowboard Team members Sam Taxwood and Cody Weselis who were also honored with the award. It made my week to finally get to see them again. Im grateful for the opportunity I had to attend this honorable ceremony and hope you enjoyed the blog.

see ya next time,
Derek Johnson

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