Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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January 28, 2014

Area skier looks forward to Olympics

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The 19-year-old trains in Breckenridge, Colo., and “they have the best terrain park in the world.” He is looking forward to the Olympics and “competing in the world’s biggest stage and having friends and family witness it.”

He adds, “My family is the best thing in the world. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be where I am today. They are everything I could ask for: supportive, loving, caring, funny and my best friends.”

After hearing that his son qualified for the Olympic team, his dad says, “Linda and I are both excited and very proud. These are the types of things that happen in life when hard work and goals intersect. Nick’s sisters and brother are so excited.

“We are all hoping that Nick performs well at the Olympics and beyond. I think Nick understands partly that not only is this his quest to reach his ultimate goal, it is the journey that is also important. In the end, we want him to be happy and a positive contributor to his family and society. We do our best to give our kids love and values. We hope that they then move on in life and make the most with their opportunities.”

The father stresses, “Goal/objectives combined with hard work pay off. I’m a believer that it is the person who persists and works the hardest who succeeds in the end. Nothing will take the place of persistence.”

After the Olympics, Nick Goepper hopes to attend college in the summer. “I have not chosen a school yet, and as of now, my major is undecided .... I have a lot of future plans. I plan to create my own brand, continue competing at the highest level and producing film content that will amaze.”

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