April 11, 2022
The Teacup Board and Teacup/Mt Hood Nordic coaches are proud to announce Catcher Kemmerer is the Outstanding Junior Athlete of the Year.
Catcher approached the 2022 winter season with dedication to training and technique through the summer and fall. Qualifying to go to Junior National Championships has been a goal of Catcher's since he started skiing competitively, but jumping up to the U18 age group and having reduced opportunities to race in recent years due to COVID made achieving this goal this year a challenge. All his hard work was rewarded in March as Catcher was selected the the Regional PNSA U-18 team and competed at Junior Nationals in Minneapolis, MN.
This year Catcher not only impressed his coaches with his volume of training and acceptance of new strength elements to his workouts but by embracing a new role as role model and leader to many new younger teammates.
Moving forward Catcher looks forward to competing in more Championships and improving his technique and strength in the next seasons. Catcher also enjoys his studies at Catlin Gable Upper School, particularly calculus and writing poetry. He also plays violin in the Portland Youth Conservatory Orchestra and soccer for The United PDX club.
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