Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Day 96 - Nordic Ski Team Adventures at Maplelag

Today's post is from 8th grader Laura Overbo

A few weeks ago, the MWHS Nordic Ski team spent the weekend at MapleLag. We drove six hours north to the Duluth area. I (and the rest of the first-timers) we extremely excited. Once we got there, we all got into our cabin-like rooms and turned in for the night. I felt really proud that night, just being there with the rest of my teammates. They really made me feel like I was a part of a team, and I’m very happy to be a part of such a tight-knit team. 

We did a lot of skiing!  The craziest skiing was when we went down a hill called Suicide Hill. You can imagine the impression that name made on me. As we skied about a half hour down a trail, we came to a sudden intersection, people squirming every which way. We noticed the steep drop about 20 feet away. People were also skiing down a homemade ramp! As I inched forward, someone from behind (a friend) pushed me down the hill. I sped down, wobbling (I’m not the steadiest skier yet…) down and over the ramp. I flew into the air and stuck the landing! Everyone was cheering me on!

I really love the coaches and they make me feel like I’ve accomplished something every day. Being on this team boosted my self-esteem. I’m also a bit sad that a lot of the girls are seniors, and I hope more join next year. This has definitely been one of my best experiences of my 8th grade year!

Laura and the Nordic Ski Team

Nordic Skiing Soccer


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