Nolan Crump gears up for season

Lilly Fandel-Thompson

How long have you been skiing and what got you into it?

It’s my fifth year. What got me into it was I just decided to sign up in seventh grade.

What is your favorite part of skiing?

The people you meet and that I am able to ski and train in so many different places. 

What are your goals for the team this season?

My goals for the team this season are to bring the girls team to state again, win another section championship for the girls, win another conference championship for the girls, get top five for the guys (and) have some good individual performances for the team. 

What are your personal goals for this season and beyond? 

My personal goals would probably be to see visible improvement in my skiing throughout the years and have a chance at beating some of the top people. 

What is one piece of advice you would give to an upcoming skier?

Don’t give up. Work hard. Some days are going to be worse than others. You (have) got to stick with it because you’ll become better.

What is your favorite Nordic memory?

My favorite memory is training with the whole team. I love getting close with everyone and watching everyone improve and succeed.

What is one lesson you’ve learned since you started skiing? 

One lesson I learned is that you can’t give up, you have to stick with it. You have to be a hard worker and I think that applies to the regular world and talking to other people and building your social skills (and) environment and it’s cold out there, so you know, you got to stick with it.