Goodbye, Liberec: The Next Generation of North Americans Reflect on Worlds Experience

After a week of back-to-back, high-stakes racing, the 2013 Junior and U23 World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic are finished and teams have all scattered back home to get ready for the next race. The North Americans had a lot to say about Liberec, renewed motivations and their takeaways from the experience that didn't make our original race reports; here are the leftover notes from throughout the week.

Americans Notch 10th, 12th in Junior Worlds Relays

On the very last day of Junior World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic, the U.S. women's and men's relays placed 10th and 12th, respectively. A fall in the men's relay tripped up a stellar early scramble by Logan Hanneman, while Ben Saxton and Heather Mooney each skied high-ranking splits for the Americans.