Season Wrap 15/16!

I am proud to report that I finished the season strongly! 2nd, 1st, 1st! In my last race series I ended up with my first ever European Cup win! Alongside a second in the first Europa Cup and a win in the FIS race. 

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However in my ‘pinnacle’ event for the season at the Olympic test event in Korea I didn’t get the result I was after. I skied well but some external factors didn’t land in my favour. Unfortunately, that result pretty much sums up my season- I had speed but only in sections and also at times bad luck. To take it to the next level some fine tuning is what is required! I am still proud of the results I did make during my season- with highlights being; the Europa Cup win, 3rd at Austrian National Champs and a 4th place in a North American Cup at Nakiska, Canada.  

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I am now back home in NZ and after 4 long days of travel, there was a fair bit of time to dwell and look back over the season.

 

This season has been tough. The crazy travel does get exhausting- I have literally not stayed in the same place for more than 5 days in a row for the last 4.5 months!  But I am very fortunate to get to do what I do!

I have progressed in so many different aspects of the sport and believe I am continually mastering the many pieces of the puzzle. Yes, I need to go away and work on a few more aspects but feel I am so close to creating a complete picture! 

World Cup is dam tough and if you are slightly off your game you will find yourself spat out the other end. But I know I can be competitive with the best in the world. I have shown this in certain runs and sections with fast times and splits and now it is about building consistency and trusting my new abilities. IMG_7228

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I would like to say a massive thanks to everyone who has helped and supported me this season. My coach- Nick, family, friends, Ashley Light and all the team at SSNZ/ HPSNZ, Shane- for ensuring I was one of the most physically prepared on the circuit even on the road, my amazing sponsors (click on their links above) and supporters who enable to keep me on chasing my dream,  the Australian SX Team who are a massive help and take me under their wing and our ski tech wizard- Martin. 

 

For now it’s some ‘chill’ time up until Easter (I am hoping the summer weather hangs around) before a full review of the season, job hunting time,  and then the physical training kicks in! 

 

I look forward to catching up with everyone.

 

Cheers Jamie.

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