Every year in July, the Nordic Combined Team does a camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado over the Fourth of July. We all look forward to this camp as we get to compete on our countries birthday in front of hundreds of people, which doesn't happen much for us while in the United States. However this camp is not only fun it can also be grueling. With two races and having to walk up the 60 meter it makes this week quite a training camp. The Fish Creek Time trial is the hardest day of the week surely as it is a 25 minute race almost all up hill that we do anually to see how much we have improved in that 365 day period.
After this race we had a day to relax before we competed in the Fourth of July competition. This competition is special because we jump the day before we race so we can race on Lincoln Avenue the morning of the 4th. The jumping on the 3rd didn't go great for me but none the less I was excited for the race in the morning. The next morning most of the town showed up to race, the race went by super fast then it was time for the long standing that afternoon. So we went to the hill and started jumping this was when the real crowd showed up.
As soon as we finished jumping we joined the 4th festivities, such as swimming in the river, going to barbecues and watching the light show that replaced the usual fireworks. After the fourth we spent two more days in the Boat and then it was time to get back home and prepare for Nationals at the end August. Here are some pictures from the events.