Once again the weather was challenging in Lillehammer. Luckily the crews at the “Lysgardbakken arena” worked very hard and had the k90 ready when we arrived to jump on Monday. After some better jumps on the k90, I was very confident going into the competitions that weekend.
With some strong tailwind during the comp, I was especially excited about my jump in competition, as it put me closer to points than before. As the weather developed, the snow started to fall hard, which made for some very tough conditions on the cross country course. After some trouble picking skis and some help from my teammates, I decided to go with a pair of skis I have raced on more than any others.
From the start of the race, I felt very good. Catching the pack in front of me and quickly moving away from them, I knew I was having a good race. It wasn’t till the last lap, when head coach Dave Jarrett, told me I was almost in the top 20. This event was my personal best on world cup, as I finished 21st with the 2nd fastest time on WC. I was super excited, and ready for more.
Unfortunately Sunday wasn’t my day. After a very solid trial round jump, I had a mental mistake and had a terrible comp round making me not qualify for the penalty race.