WARRIORS ATHLETE OF WEEK: Nordic state qualifier initially wanted to go down hills
A few weeks into his sixth-grade Nordic skiing season Riley Nelsen decided the sport wasn’t for him. As a cross country runner he was accustomed to running primarily on flat terrain.
“It just wasn’t my thing in sixth grade,” he said. “I was still trying to get over not wanting to go up hills, so I decided to try downhill skiing.
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