In Episode 004 of the World Pro Ski Tour Official Podcast presented by Ski Racing Media, 2017 Sunday River Pro Ski Challenge champion David Chodounsky joins host Craig Marshall for a conversation. Chodounsky is unique because he was an NCAA Champion at Dartmouth and made the move to the World Cup after graduation. Towards the end of the interview, Chodounsky comments on how he was disappointed that Mikaela Shiffrin and other top athletes didn’t compete in the Olympic team event. To begin, he discussed his retirement this summer and how he plans to take advantage of his degree in Engineering and Earth Sciences in the professional world going forward. He goes on to chat about how his college racing career helped him on the World Cup and and why the college circuit should be utilized for the US Ski Team. He moves on to chat about the World Pro Ski Tour- why he has enjoyed it, how its presence could affect future junior athletes, what the most important technical focuses are, when the double cross block is most useful, and why variety in the dual format can make it more exciting. He moves on to discuss why he’d like to see more European World Cup athletes compete on the WPST and his entire career in dual starting from a young age in Buck Hill to the 2018 Olympic team event. In conclusion, Daver hints that he may be in attendance at a World Pro Ski Tour event in the future- maybe as a spectator and maybe as a competitor!
Enjoy the interview.