A skier from the age of 9, Michael Ankeny became a national race winner at 10 and has quickly risen though the ranks.
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Tommy Ford takes gold and Michael Ankeny bronze in the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships men's slalom at Winter Park Resort.
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Ankeny struck a balance of NorAm, Europa Cup and World Cup starts in the 2012 season and found varying levels of success in each category. A pair of NorAm podiums led to a top 25 at the Europa Cup level and a couple of blazing fast splits on the World Cup.
A midseason slam to his left hand slowed things with a little thumb surgery for a torn ligament, but he packaged it all as a season of more time in his boots and wrapped it up nicely with a pair of podiums at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships in Winter Park, CO to qualify for the U.S. B Team.
Now it's time to step up, train hard and get to the finish line for some World Cup points. The confidence isn't the hard part, it's the execution.
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