Throughout the end of the winter i was in Europe competing in Continental Cups and World Junior Championships. The Continental Cups in Europe were harder than the ones that I did earlier in the year in Park City, my home town. This was partially due to the higher level of competitors that came with the increased number of athletes in these competitions. The first of the COCs (Continental Cups) I competed in was in Ramsau, Austria. This competition was full of athletes of young ages planning on going to world juniors two weeks later. In this competition I had good jumps in both of the competitions. Starting the races in the top 30 both days. However I was not able to capitalize on my jumping and fell out of the top thirty during the race. After these races we went back to Planica, Slovenia, our home base in Europe. There we had about a week and a half of very good training preparing for our big event in Rasnov.
When we got to Romania we were very surprised by the warm temperatures and lack of snow. We hoped that in the next couple of days that it would snow. But it did not. Luckily the event organizers were able to get enough snow together for us to jump. We finished all of our jumping competitions in only 2 days. Later we had our races, the first race which was a 10 kilometer individual I finished in 31st place which was a good result for it being only my first year at world juniors. The next competition we had the team event. We, as a team started fairly far back which was not bad but we hoped to be further up. In this event we skied up to 6th place. This was the best result that team USA has had at World Juniors in over 10 years. The final competition was a 5 kilometer individual race, In this race I had a good pace going into the first lap and felt like I could keep my position and pull some of the athletes that started ahead of me in. But in the second lap I fell, twice. However there was an upside to the race, it showed me that I can compete with the best my age.
Soon after we went to Chaux-Neuve, France for a couple more competitions. While there we were not able to ski near where we were staying due to a lack of snow. In the competitions I had one of my best result in the European continental cups. I managed to have one of my best races putting me just behind points in 31st place. The week after we took the long drive to Klingenthal, Germany for the finale. In these competitions I did not have great results. But because of these underwhelming results it gave me even more motivation to train harder this coming summer and come back stronger in the 2016/2017 season.