Stormy or Mrots
Park City, UT
Alpine Ski Racing - SL, GS, SG
Unicycling & Mtn Biking
Playing Scrabble, working out, yoga.
Your favorite thing about skiing/ski racing:
You can always go faster, so the work is never done.
What has your sport taught you?:
Ski racing has taught me that hard work pays off. It has taught me how to commit and work towards a goal with everything I have, and sacrifice to get there. Skiing has also taught me how to turn an unfavorable thing (injury, surgery, etc) into the most motivating thing ever.
What inspires/motivates you?
To me, motivation and inspiration are a little different. Getting better motivates me. The perfect ski racing turn inspires me; a turn where everything lines up perfectly and powerfully, and you can tell it's fast without a clock.
Power fuel of choice:
My fuels of choice are a big breakfast when on-snow training, and a post workout shake when off-snow gym training. I eat as much as I can with my big breakfast including eggs, ham, sourdough toast, fruit, avocado, tomatoes, and brie cheese. My go-to post workout shake has whey protein, collagen, creatine, whole milk, whole milk yogurt, orange juice, mango, avocado, kale, and a banana. I focus mostly on eating enough everyday - that was my biggest mistake when younger.
My favorite exercise is power/squat cleans; I love the power, strength, and technique that is required for cleans. My favorite overall workouts are HIIT workouts; I like how quick and intense they are.
Your most valuable mental skill & why?:
The most valuable mental skill I have acquired is the ability to target and focus on very specific cues, especially on race day when there are excess distractions. I am a huge over-thinker and a pretty anxious racer, but no matter my nerves or feelings about the race, if I can aim my attention at one or two cues (two technical or tactical items), I can perform at a much more consistent rate.
Favorite ski resort in the US:
Favorite Race Venue in the world:
Coronet Peak, New Zealand