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ROSIE

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THIS IS ME

I am Rosie Brennan, a member of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center and a 2018 Olympian.

I was born and raised in Park City, Utah, attended Dartmouth College graduating with a BA in Geography, and now live in Anchorage, Alaska where I graduated with a MA from Alaska Pacific University and pursue my ski racing dreams.

the (LATE) BEGINNING

It took some time for me to find my true passion. I bounced around in sports from gymnastics to soccer and even a little alpine skiing, but nothing captured me. I found myself heading into 8th grade with not much going on, but with a lot of energy and competitive spirit. My mom tried again and again to find an activity for me and kept coming back to cross country skiing. Eventually, I gave in and told her I would try it. It instantly grabbed me and set me on a whole new path. With each year, I became more and more captivated and spent more and more time training while my goals and dreams grew big.

OFF DAYS

In my time away from skiing, I have spent many years studying both Geography and Education and look forward to pursuing more school in the future. I love spending time outside with friends, baking treats, painting, and perusing real estate. My community is also very important to me. I act as an ambassador for Fast and Female, a non-profit working to empower girls through sport, and Nordic Journeys, a non-profit that brings skiing to rural Alaska.