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$1,340 of $12k goal

Raised by 24 people in 17 months
Meryeta O'Dine  Prince George, BC
Hello, my name is Meryeta O'Dine. This will be my second year on the National Development team for Snowboard cross, training to make the National Team for next year and ultimately qualify for the 2018 Olympics. I am asking for help for my 2015/16 season for training, travel and, competition. 

Currently

In the middle of North American Cup season with a few more races to go, a tight lead in the standings as of the first 5 North American Cups.  

2015/16 Goals.

For this season still being young my focus is still set on North Amercian cups racing in BC, Colorado, Maine, California and Quebec. My goal is to become one of the top 3 overall women for the NorAm Cup circuit while also racing World Cups, and working for a podium at Junior Worlds. 
 
2014/15 Results:

1st - Canada Winter Games (British Columbia)
1st - South American Cup (Corralco, Chile)
3rd - South American Cup (Corralco, Chile)
3rd - North American cup (Quebec)
10th - Junior Worlds (China)
16th - La Molina World Cup (Spain)
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Update 4
Posted by Meryeta O'Dine
2 months ago
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After a few months abroad in Austria training, recovering and competing, and a short Christmas break I am extatict to be back home on my home mountain getting ready for the next World Cup in Solitude ! Before heading over to Europe I had a quick fitness testing camp in whistler, setting all time highs and finding big improvements in many areas. A lot of my time in Europe was spent on a recovery road, after about a week and a bit of training I took a fall and nearly ruptured a ligament in my foot, and a bruised heel effecting muscles and alignemt to my hip. To ensure the quickest recovery before the Montafon World Cup I had to be careful and make use of my time, finding new ways every day to mentally prepare for back on snow performance leading into the first World Cup of the season, having not much time on snow. In the end at the World Cup I was not able to over come mental barriers and did not advance into finals, but at the end of the event I had learnt many important lessons that I am glad to move forward with in my career to take on the next obstacle. Thank you everyone for your ongoing support !
Montafon finish line
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Update 3
Posted by Meryeta O'Dine
13 months ago
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Survived my second World Cup of the season here at the Olympic Test Event here in Pyeongchang, Korea. In the beginning I was having a tough time mentally coming into it with an injury and off a rough course but was able to pull it together for race day! Winning my first heat, a tight race in the semi final coming second bringing me into big finals deciding 1st-6th. With no expectations on the biggest course I have ever ridden, I was able to relax and have fun in the sun. In my final I had made a pass into 5th but had my tail clipped and fell. Slightly disappointed with a fall but very satisfied with my riding and placement! Ended up 6th place and top Canadian of the day at my 3rd World Cup. Currently heading straight into racing in Maine after 2 dull days of travel for a North American Cup, with the goal of putting myself in a safe lead for North American Title. Excited for what the rest of the week holds!

Thank you to everyone who’s donated and encourage everyone to donate/keep donating to help with the rest of the season costs!
Stay tuned ! - Meryeta
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Update 2
Posted by Meryeta O'Dine
13 months ago
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Coming home in a sling after two very dissapointing North American Cups at Cooper Mountian, Colorado. Made a few poor race decisions and fell in my semi finals, but winning the small finals. The next day I was bringing all my frustration from the day before ready to win, but pushed it a little too hard and took some nice air time to the head. After missing the third race due to injury, I hold the slimmest lead in the North American series. On monday I will be off again for my second World Cup of the season in Peyongchang, South Korea with excitement and ambition. Learning to leave the mistakes made in Colorado behind but definitely will be bringing some sore muscles with me, heading directly to Sugarloaf, Maine afterwords for 2 more Nor Ams hoping to bring up my end season result.

Thank you to everyone who’s donated and encourage others to donate to help with the rest of my season costs. Stay tuned!
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Update 1
Posted by Meryeta O'Dine
13 months ago
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After three long months training in Austria, competing in Europa cups finishing 9th, 13th and a top 16 at my second World Cup in Montanan, Austria. Spending so long in Europe has built habits that I wouldn't be able to over the coarse of a regular season, and focusing on improving in every area possible to get me ready for the upcoming season. Im heading into the North American series strong healthy and confident, apart from battling off illness’s last season. Recently I competed in 4 NorAms at the hometown ski hill Tabor Mountain, Prince George. The first day was the first NorAm of the season and I fell hard in my final, disappointed but being able to pull it together and end off the first few sets of races with two wins, a second and a fourth.
Currently I am eagerly traveling to Cooper Mountain, Colorado for the next 3 NorAms, shortly after going to Pyeongchang, Korea for another World Cup and straight to Sugarloaf, Maine for another few NorAms. After the first four competitions I am leading the North American tour and more motivated than ever to continue to lead through out the season. This season I have been really focusing on the goals that I had set for myself early in the summer training period, placing top 3 overall in the NorAm series and getting World Cup experience. So far, proving to myself more than anything that I do have the ability to win and achieve my goal early in the season has been more motivating than I could've imagined, which has left me with anticipation and excitement for the rest of the season. With Junior World Championships being the last event of the year, I'm focusing on pacing the season and trying not to add too much pressure to the larger competitions ei. World Cups, but building confidence and trust into the bigger coarses and learning what to expect for years to come. Eager to prepare myself mentally and physically for World Cups once this season ends, but for now focusing on the goals I have worked long and hard for.

I’d like to thank everyone who has donated so far, and I encourage others to donate to be a big part in making my season happen. Thank you, and stay tuned !
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$1,340 of $12k goal

Raised by 24 people in 17 months
Created October 23, 2015
Meryeta O'Dine  
DO
$100
Dan O'Driscoll
1 month ago

Go get em!

TR
$110
Tim Reynolds
1 month ago

Because sometimes dreams need help to come true. Go get 'em, Meryeta!

DO
$50
Dana Olson
2 months ago
SV
$20
Sean Vickers
3 months ago
SP
$20
Shawn Petriw
10 months ago
$25
Ann Rinehart
13 months ago

Go Meryeta!

JR
$200
Judy and Jay Rockwell
13 months ago
$25
Anonymous
13 months ago
GB
$100
Gerald Brandt
13 months ago
DB
$20
Dawn Boudreau
13 months ago

Go Meryeta!! ♥

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