Perseverance........the Cross boys will NOT give up.
While this year has not been an easy one, the Cross family have definitely had their share of hurdles to overcome.
It honestly started as a pretty decent season and Son Charlie found himself skiing into his seeding of 2nd place at the Midwest Regional Tournament. They traveled to LA for Nationals with high hopes of a decent placement for Charlie, to find that coming to a quick halt when he missed the gates of his first pass. He held his head high like a man, came home ready to prepare for the next year, quickly making passes at 36 mph. Two days later, that came to a screeching halt when Dad Jeff had a freak accident, resulting in a rare, very serious injury and surgery. Knowing he had a tournament coming up that he was leading, Charlie was determined to make it happen and make it great. 7 days later, he found himself being pulled out of the water with a pretty serious injury too, resulting in surgery and a quick end to his season, as well. It didn't stop either skier. They both were determined to fulfill their commitment to their lake and broader ski community and found a way, with some help, to finish preparing for and hosting a record tournament, resulting in 2 records. Both have continued to rehab and prepare themselves for next ski season. Let us not overlook the influence of a strong, supportive wife and Mom, Jill and the support from the Champion Lake community.
Cross Family Strong!
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