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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Winterberg living up to its name

Winterberg Don’t let the door hit you on your way out… 1hr ago you were the world cup leader wearing the yellow bib, now you finished 13th & failed to qualify for the top 10 finale run tomorrow… Yesterday’s golden child… Today’s scrub…. Trust me…It was all said in good humor & I was glad our physio Tyson said it… I was laughing because there wasn’t anything else I could do… It was the 1st time in my career I wouldn’t qualify for a final run. Winterberg, Germany… I swear it is the black hole of this earth… I’ve never … Continue reading

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Victory in France!

La Plagne, France! Race highlights http://www.youtube.com/user/bobskeletv This stop on tour was a last minute replacement when the 2006 Olympic track in Cesana, Italy was cancelled. I was somewhat disappointed when the international federation made the change 1) I have had a little bit of success in Cesana and 2) I haven’t slid La Plagne in 11 years… I wasn’t so sure if I was wanted to go back to this abrupt , high g-force track. All I could remember about this track was that a new roof system had to be installed because sleds were actually getting launched out of … Continue reading

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Bronze in World Cup opener

  Another great start to a World Cup season with a Bronze medal performance in Igls, Austria!! I had a lot of reflection this week, as this was the 3rd track I ever slid on in my career and won a bronze medal here in 1996. I also won my 1st World Championship medal here in 2000 (silver). As a competitor of course the goal is to be the best, but for some reason where I am at in my career and my life I’ve completely stopped thinking about the end result… given up on expectations and solely focus on … Continue reading

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