Emma Poper – Profile
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My Skiing History:
I started skiing when I was three, I started as an alpine skier. Then at the ripe age of nine I decided to transition to telemark, being influenced by my parents of course. When I started telemarking my family found the SSWSC devo telemark team so we decided to join. I have been on the the devo team for six years now. I joined the National team after my second Nationals in New Hampshire in 2018.
My Goals and Motivation:
I hope to join the World Cup team and travel all over the world to compete in races with my friends on the National team. My motivation is my love the sport, and my love for competition. I love to be put to a challenge. My first year competing in the elite category was challenging, but it has made me better as a skier and a person.
I love the the community that comes with the National team as well as the community that comes with being the the telemark family. You can ski down the hill under a chair lift, and once you drop that knee you can hear hoots and hollers from above. Don’t forget about the connection between you and another telemarker when you discuss what the best binding is and how each other can benefit from a new binding.
Interesting Facts about Myself:
I am a twin with Rebecca Poper who is also on the National team. I also play the Baritone Saxophone and am joining Jazz band next year.
Finished 3rd in Parallel event.
Two first place and a third place in the 2018 US Telemark Nationals.
Two first place in Alta Utah 2018.
One time women’s Nastar National Champion.
A second and third place in 2015 US Telemark Nationals.