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Someone who inspires me as an athlete is my friend @bowmankf. We are both on @Strava, and I always notice her fast times, especially on backcountry ski segments.This winter, I asked Kate to team up with me to compete in the Wasatch Powderkeg skimo team race, which also happened to be national championships. Neither of us had ever done a skimo team race before, but we worked seamlessly as a team, pushing each other when we needed it. The course had 6 climbs with around 8000’ of climbing over 14 miles. We ended up winning the female team race and became 2018 US Ski Mountaineering Female Team National Champions.I’d like to #GiveKudos to Kate for being a fierce competitor and inspiring me to push myself a little harder. I hope we can team up for another race this winter! Photo: @westonshirey

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