Anchorage When you look at Kendall Kramer, you see a focused athlete. She's dominated the cross country skiing scene the past two years, as well as cross country running and track. But when you ask the West Valley high senior about skiing, she lights up like the Fourth of July.
"I really liked how it made me feel when I got out there and skied," Kramer said with a giant grin. "It wasn't necessarily the results because I was really bad at first."
It's hard to imagine Kramer being bad. The senior swept the 2019 U.S. Junior Nationals last year, made the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team and is atop the leader board in almost every race she competes in.
"I think it's given me a way of living that's... go all in or nothing," she says.
Go big or go home, something that Kramer has put to the test, her work ethic speaking volumes with her dominance on the trails.
"I want what I'm doing to make an impact, and I want as the margins get bigger and bigger than I'm winning by, I want that to be an example of how much work I'm putting in," Kramer says.
Dedication and determination that has Kramer chasing the next level, one stride at a time.