AST Athlete Journal: Jesse Kertesz-Knight
My name is Jesse Kertesz-Knight, I am 18 years old, and this is my first season with the Alberta Ski Team. I am checking in midway through our season from Whiteface, New York, as we are just finishing up the first Noram stop of our US tour. So far, thanks to great weather and competitive racing, it has been an amazing experience for myself and the team to really show our stuff on a higher level. The boys have been skiing really well out here with Logan notably already racking up two junior Noram podiums, and myself with multiple point scores and personal bests in Slalom, Super G and alpine combined.
During our days off in Lake Placid we enjoyed ourselves playing some fast paced hockey on the lake and watching Olympic ski racing on TV as a crew. At the time of writing I am just driving with the team to our next series in Vermont. We are off to Burke Mountain for 2 more norams (1 Slalom, 1 GS), and Bromont Quebec for some more racing before heading home for some well needed rest and a training block. Although the beginning of the year was super exciting with lots of racing and training in the Bow Valley and Panorama, it has been amazing to have the opportunity to travel and race somewhere new.
This year has been amazing for me so far thanks to the great teammates and coaches I have pushing me every day to become better. I also want to say a huge thanks to our team sponsors Raymond James Mission Wealth Advisors, Sporting Life, World Cup Supply and Karbon for their support this season, and to all the people who have helped me reach my goals so far, your support means everything. Hope you all have a great rest of your winter and thanks for reading!!