Cassie here. I have been traveling for the past two weeks, and have been to not only the east coast, but also Canada. Our team (the SRT, or Snowboard Race Team) left Steamboat at about 5 a.m. for the airport on February 15. We competed in Le Relais, Quebec; Stoneham, Quebec; and Holimont, New York. I was surprised to find that the conditions in Le Relais were not hard and icy, but soft! Apparently many places have been having odd winters this year. Although Le Relais is normally a small race, the GS day was very competitive because of the GS World Cup at Stoneham taking place a few days after. The slalom day went well though and I pulled out a 4th place finish! I was very excited, especially since the slalom day was on the 19th, my birthday.
We then took a couple days off and traveled to Stoneham, where we raced in the World Cup on the 22nd. After that, we went to New York and raced the 27th and 28th. I am pleased with how I rode, and I got 5th place in both the slalom and the GS! My coach Josh Banks has been giving me great advice and really helping me focus, and I am very grateful for all he’s done thus far. I am really inspired to train even harder and am already looking forward to the summer to really get into my off-snow training.
We will be returning home to Steamboat on the 29th to train. I am really excited for Junior World Championships and USASA Nationals, and can’t wait to compete in them. I’d like to thank my sponsors UnderArmour, Cholula, GoPro, USASA and Holmenkol for all their continued support. Talk to you again soon!