Colorado snowboarder bumming his way to World Cup competitions
- Created on Wednesday, 01 February 2012 20:45
- Written by Dena Rosenberry
Justin Reiter, of Steamboat Springs, recently placed 15th in a World Cup race. John Russell, Steamboat Today
I just ran across a column by John Russell in Steamboat Today about a local snowboarder, Justin Reiter, who is competing in World Cup races - self-supported.
Meaning he's training, traveling and competing without support from the U.S. team. You go, Justin.
“When I show up for races, it’s me, myself and I,” he told Russell.
Reiter said he bummed a ride to the start of a recent World Cup race in Bad Gastein, Austria.
“I thought I might have to thumb my way or simply hike to the venue,” he said. “Sometimes, you take the little things, like having a ride to the race, for granted when you are part of a team. That day, I was happy just to get to the race venue.”
Read Russell's interview with Justin Reiter. You can't help but cheer the guy on!