Jake Bender seemingly always has a busy schedule. So a trip to the U.S. nationals is no big deal.
That’s where the 17-year-old Evergreen junior is this week, competing at nationals in alpine skiing, which includes the downhill, slalom, giant slalom and Super G. Bender left for Mammoth Lakes, Calif., on March 2 for the week and half long competition.
“It’s always been busy for me. I skied high school and club last year as well,” said Bender, who resides in Winter Park during the winter.