1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?
 Heading into the state meet training hard distance skiing, tempo days, and pick ups. 
 2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
 When the state meet came around I didn't have the greatest classic race the day before but my coach told me to just go out and have fun. If you don't have fun while skiing it's hard to go faster. I went into the skate race feeling confident and looking to have the best outcome possible.
 3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate in the pursuit knowing that you could win?
  When I came to the start line I was feeling really confident that I could improve from last years 3rd place finish even though most of the tough competition had returned from last year including the defending skate state champion Ethan Livingood.
4) You won the freestyle, what do you contribute your success to?  

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