Young Trudy Mickel earned her spot on the U.S. Ski Team in 2017 when she won the moguls competition at FIS Junior World Championships. She completed her first year on the NorAm tour as well with four top-10 finishes, including a third place podium.
Q: What are your pre-competition rituals/superstitions?
A: Before my competitions, my superstition is that I can only have my phone and chapstick in my pockets. Nothing else allowed! My rituals include a 10-minute warm-up and visualization. I always give my coach a hug in the gate and a double fist pump right before my run!