First off I would like to say thank you for following my Snowboardercross journey! It is all very exciting and I am glad I get to share it with you.
My season has been very busy so far. Since the beginning of January I have only found myself in Steamboat, CO (home base for me in the winter) for a few days at a time before leaving again. I started the season with a bang opening up with a World Cup in Feldberg, Germany. It was my first time on a course since last spring so it was good to get my feet back under me. I will be honest and say I didn’t get the results I was quite hoping for but it sure felt good to get on a World Cup course and start the season healthy.
From Germany my team and I headed to Mt. Tabor in Canda for several North American Cups. We were in Canda for a total of 11 days, which included two training days and 4 race days. Mt. Tabor provided some good learning experiences, and I left being 2nd overall in the cup standings.
After a couple rejuvenation days we headed just a couple hours away to a neighboring mountain- Ski Cooper. Here we had the next few North American Cups. The first race day the rest of the U.S. World Cup SBX team came out and competed at Ski Cooper which was a really fun time. After a fall in finals I came 4th, but redeemed myself the next day with a win!
Now for the really fun news! As I write this I am on the plane headed to South Korea for the Olympic test event World Cup. All that really means is that they host a World Cup to make sure the event will run smoothy for the 2018 Olympics but what a experience and opportunity! Once this 12 hour flight is over I am really looking forward to getting to see the venue and competing on the future olympic course. I will be trying to update my athlete page on Facebook so if you would like more current updates you can find the page here https://www.facebook.com/Rosie-Mancari-Athlete-343297012527920/?ref=hl
From South Korea we fly directly to Sugarloaf, Maine for the next 3 Nor-ams. From there I will get a much needed 10 day break before heading back to Europe for the last World Cup in Spain. Lastly I will finish up the season with a Nor-am in Copper, Colorado in the beginning of April. Once again thank you so much for your support and belief in my journey. It really makes a difference to have the support backing my dreams.