Mar 10, 2016 8:46 PM by Ross Field
Our latest Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week is a real up-and-comer. Maybe ten years down the road she will be on the top of the skiing world, who knows? Action News Now's Ross Field sits down with Shasta freshman Sabrina Sutter who recently won a state championship in skiing.
To say skiing is in Sabrina Sutter's blood is an understatement.
"My dad was a skier, my grandpa was a skier, my great grandpa was a skier, and my great-great grandpa delivered mail on skis," Sabrina Sutter said. "It's always just been a part of my life."
A part of her life that's become more than a hobby.
This 15-year-old, who carries a 4.0 GPA, just might be the hardest working girl in snow business.
"I go to Mt. Shasta as often as I can, about 3-4 days a week, and when Mt. Shasta is closed I go to ski camps in the summer, like up to Mt. Hood and I also travel to Colorado to train," said Sutter.
Dedication that's paying off. Sabrina competes in slalom and giant slalom, and earlier this week she raced her way to a state ski title at Mt. Shasta, capping off a season in which she did not lose. Oh did we mention, she's just a freshman!
"I was pretty happy that I got state champion because that was my goal the whole year. I was trying to win all the races and it was just a reward for all the work I put into it," said the soft spoken Sutter.
Sutter says she tries to treat each run, whether it's practice or competition, like it's the most important race of her life. She appears to be as strong mentally as she is physically, and in a sport where athletes race to the bottom, Sabrina is already clearly focused on the top.
"My goal is to make it to the Olympics," said Sutter.
A goal that seems attainable when you consider all that she's already accomplished.
Shasta High's Sabrina Sutter is our Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week.
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