Glenn Randall is 17 years old, lives in Collbran, Colorado, and is a junior in high school. As a 16-year-old, he made the US Team for the 2003 Nordic Junior World Championship.
FasterSkier.com wanted our readers to learn a bit about this very talented athlete – enjoy his maturity and sense of humor:
Here is how Glenn describes Collbran:
Collbran has about 400 people. My high school has about 107 kids. The junior class has about 18 kids. The area has about 4000 cattle within easy running distance of town. There are also about 200 elk on an elk farm about a km from town. There are about 4,000,000,000 deer within the city limits, one of which was actually in school with the kids.
Last year you made the Junior World Championship team. Were you surprised, and how did you experience the Championship trip?
I was partially surprised, but being a naive 16-year-old at the time, I was convinced that I could make it. That was my goal for the year. It was a very good trip for me. I had a lot of fun, and I also gained valuable experience for future situations like Junior World Championships. The older kids on the trip also were a big help, and I think that they made me a little more comfortable racing against people 3 years older than me.
Your hometown does not stand out as a typical XC ski town? How many training partners and team members do you typically work out with?
Racer for racer, our team is very good. We had 100% of the junior racers make Junior World Championships last year. I am the only member of the team. I train against the clock and physiological factors like heart rate most of the time.