Saturday, October 27, 2007

National Team Trials Part 1

The first section of the US National Team Trials has been completed. By sections I mean tracks, I can't say 2-man because some of the 2-man is in the 2nd section. Instead, I'm refering to tracks. The first section was in Lake Placid, the second is to be held in Park City, UT. I didn't compete because my ranking from last year gave me an automatic spot on the team this year. I'm not going to lie, it's been nice not having to race, however, I kinda wish I still could. I'm not sure yet about getting to the first World Cup and not having any racing under my belt yet, but for all I know at this point it could be the greatest thing ever. I'll let you know in a few weeks.

Even though I wasn't competing this past week, I was in Lake Placid training and I was a forerunner for the Trials. I wanted to try to pseudo-compete by pretending that I was involved to get myself back in to the frame of mind, but I'll tell you what, it's not that easy. No matter what I did I knew in the back of my mind that it didn't matter. So I was a bit bummed. I didn't perform as well as I wanted, but I know that if I was racing, I would have been able to step up to the plate.

Ok, enough rambling. To the info you want, the current standings in the US National Team Trials is as follows Tied for 1st is Stephan Bosch and Mike Kohn. Each with a victory in the first two races. 3rd is Grayson Fertig, 4th is John Napier, 5th Matt Anderson, and 6th is Ivan Radcliff.

The trials will resume in Park City, Utah over the next few weeks (October 29 - November 11) The first week will be the last 2-man race and the next weekend will be the two 4-man races.

If you can make it out, it would be great to see some support. Good Luck to all the competitors!

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