Ryan Dyer: Thanks to community
It truly does take a community to make dreams happen. I want to say thank you for all the incredible support I received this past weekend. It was an eye-opening experience and one that I will remember forever.
Numerous people have contributed to my success, but in particular, I would like to thank my coaches and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. Timmy Meagher has been by my side for the past two seasons through thick and thin. Helping me stay sane and improve my ranking from 25th in the United States all the way to seventh.
Bobby Aldighieri has also been a valuable extension to the club, and I’m excited to learn more from him. In addition, Chris Voyvodic, at the Old Town Hot Springs, has strengthened my body and kept me injury free. Paige Roberts at Ski Town Phsychoptherapy has kept my head in the game and helped me see a glimpse of my true potential.
I cannot thank my financial sponsors enough, without them I could not compete and do what I love. I would also like to thank Joel Reichenberger and the staff at the Steamboat Pilot for following my career and providing such great coverage — especially the feature story in the Sunday Pilot on March 22.
And, of course, to my family, they have supplied me with never-ending love, support and perspective through all my ups and downs. Lastly, a huge shoutout to the entire Steamboat community, there is nowhere else I would rather be.
I may have not seen the results I had pictured this past weekend, but with all your remarkable encouragement, I feel exceedingly confident for the future. I look forward to seeing you all here again next year for U.S. Nationals 2016.
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