Saturday, June 5, 2010

Summer lovin'

Mamquam, Squamish

It's June already! April and May just flew past and it feels like Team Trials hasn't even happened yet! Ok, maybe I am exaggerating a little for I know I made Junior National 2010 Team and being 2010 Junior Champion. I also made National Senior "B" Team and ranking 3rd through out Senior Team Trials. I wasn't able to make percentage to earn myself a spot on the "A" Team but It was a race against myself and not against anyone else. Whistler and Squamish were great and there was reasonable weather through the two weeks. I got to stay in a awesome homestay near the Whistler Village. I had my first acupuncture session caused from a hole ride that strained my side. It was quite an experience, a painful experience at that. But fortunately my pain was rewarded and I was at top shape after it. Both of the courses were great to paddle and train on, Rutherford being obviously the most challenging one. It really is a great course to train on because most European courses are like it. They still need a little work on it but it's definitely one of the best in Canada.

I'm leaving on June 18 to Ottawa for a week long training camp and from there I will depart with all my other teammates for Foix, France for the Junior World Championships. It's my first time traveling to Europe and I am very excited to see all the European competitors I am racing against.

Here's a local newspaper article

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