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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Timing lesson in Park City

Timing – “The regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect, as in music, the theater, athletics, or mechanics”   I was sitting in the hot tub tonight with 2 of my teammates when we got talking about our “early” days in Skeleton. The 3 of us all come from different generations of sliders so we were reminiscing what it was like when we first started sliding and the journey it has taken us on. Because I was 15 when I started this sport and my cousin Ryan Davenport is a 2x World Champion and sled builder, … Continue reading

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Calgary World Cup Race

Adversity – “Misfortune”   Well that definition implies luck is involved… and I don’t believe in luck… well I believe “luck is when preparation meets opportunity”.   In 16 years of competing and 15 of them on the World Cup tour I have never pushed out of the groove… until my 82nd International competition at Calgary, AB Dec 2, 2010. I was sitting in 3rd place after the 1st run. Excited and confident I would move up because I didn’t run far enough with the sticky groove and had a 12th ranked start time then the reading on the groove … Continue reading

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