Anita Emery

Alpine Skiing
Raymond, Maine
Multiple medals in the Diana Golden race series, Chip Crothers founders award (founder of Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation)
Path to the National Ability Center:
I met a few athletes that competed with the National Ability Center from attending race camps over the years.  I would keep in touch, and they were always telling me about training with the NAC, and how I should come train with them! I have always had a dream of being able to train out west and this season I decided to make it happen!
My goal overall is to become a better skier and racer.  I always try to push myself out of my comfort zone and try my best.  Another goal of mine is to maybe make the Paralympic’s one day!
Favorite quote / mantra:
Take every opportunity that you can, because you never know where it will lead you
Lucky charm / pre-race routine:
The day of the race, I like to listen to  music with a good bass.  Anything up beat. Before I get into the start gate, I will do a bunch of push ups.  It helps calm my nerves and keep me warm!
When I am not on the mountain, what am I doing?
I am in my home state of Maine.  My family has a camp on a big lake about 10 minutes from my house.  I spend most of my time there riding around on the jet ski, going on boat rides, swimming and hanging out with friends.  I also am getting ready for next ski season by lifting weights at a local weight lifting gym.

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