Nordic skiing is one of the most rigorous sports in the world, and demands an intense training regiment from its athletes. Year around, nordic skiers train to increase their endurance, power, and heart to become the best they can be. It takes a special kind of athlete to endure the months of training and focus, and maybe even a little craziness! This is definitely the case for my friend Sam Tarling, our featured athlete in TernPro's Video of the Week! Sam brought a TernPro Video Package with him to Bohart Ranch in Bozeman, MT to show us what a training weekend is like for him and his team. Beautiful terrain, perfect ski weather, fun with friends, and lots of skiing! Check out the video:
The TernPro Video of the Week highlights the adventures and experiences captured by the TernPro community. All videos feature amateur videographers showing their stories through creative uses of the TernPro Video Packages, and TernPro video editors putting together a final awesome video. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to feature your adventure!
The Sam Tarling Story
I was born and raised in the greater Portland area of southern Maine. My father had a tremendous influence on my ski career by getting me involved with the sport. He never pressured me to pursue skiing or ski racing, and I am grateful that I was able to develop a love for the sport independently. I raced in the Bill Koch Youth Ski League from the age of 5, and with my dad’s help, started a Middle School ski team at the Merriconeag Waldorf School in Freeport, Maine. In just the second year of the team’s existence, we won the Class-B Maine State Championships! The team is now thriving and one of the most successful programs in the state. My father is still involved with the school, coaching the high school team.
In high school, I qualified for the Junior National Championships and decided I wanted to pursue skiing at a higher level. Thankfully, my parents were supportive enough to allow me to attend the nation’s first ski academy, Burke Mountain Academy, and I was able to take skiing to the next level. My experience at Burke had a profound effect on my life, in terms of academic and athletic development. In the fall of 2008, I was accepted to Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, where I competed for 4 years on the varsity ski team, and where I am currently pursuing my undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies.
Check out Sam's Blog HERE.