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Discovering the Meaning of 'Olympic Movement'

(2) Comments | Posted July 29, 2012 | 10:10 AM

From my perspective, national team athletes have two primarily responsibilities: to perform and to represent the country well.

Performing well on this channel will require a great good strength, smooth lines, and sharp focus. Our sport is at least 50 percent mental; engaging my mind is critical. Once the training...

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Life in the Olympic Village

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 6:31 PM

Life in the Olympic Village has been incredible! My typical day starts between 7 and 8 a.m. with the big decision of what to wear. We are fortunate to have a wide variety of 2012 Olympic team gear that is both comfortable and stylish.

Once I've donned USA from...

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After Arriving in London, I Reflect on My Journey

(1) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 4:19 PM

I am finally here! After weeks of travel and anticipation, I'm in London paddling as part of Team U.S.A. The road to London was windy: three races over nine months, balancing racing with school, and advocating the sport through the media. My first post described the selection races themselves, but...

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Looking to the Past and the Future of My Sport

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 12:16 PM

Today begins the Junior and U23 World Championships in Wausau, Wisconsin! My fellow Olympic Team member Casey Eichfeld and I have chosen this race for our pre-Olympic event because races this high-caliber do not come across the ocean to North America too often. Both of us have enjoyed staying with...

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Gearing Up for the Olympics

(5) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 12:16 PM

The two weeks at home flew by, but I made the most of visiting friends, family and my home training sites. Initially I took a few days easy, but then ramped up my physical training for a four-day high intensity block of flatwater training. This particular block focused on 30-second...

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How I Qualified for the Olympics

(6) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 1:18 PM

I've made the Olympic team, yay! After a 10-month selection process of three races in three different countries, I can finally zero in my focus on the Olympic Games.

How did this happen?

After making the U.S. National Whitewater Slalom Team for the fourth time in April 2011, I earned...

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