“Mentality” was chosen by SSWSC athlete Jett Seymour as our “Champion On the Mountain.” Jett currently holds the #1 World Age Ranking for Slalom in Alpine Racing. Jett said of his chosen word, “Mental strength is the most important thing to me. I’ve been in positions where I am incredibly nervous but I used self-talk and found the words to calm my mind. Mental strength re-instilled confidence into my skiing.” Mentality is a way of thinking, a mindset, and a mental attitude that our athletes can use both on and off the mountain to guide them to successes in their lives. Making purposeful decisions, having a never quit attitude, and getting back up after being knocked down are learned mentalities that will help athletes in every aspect of their lives. Former SSWSC athlete Ariel Verges shows that mentality goes a long way in life, and helps to determine what their future will be. Today, Ariel has co-founded a fashion design company, and her designs can be seen at the Country Music Hall of Fame and across many stages in the Country Music world. Thanks to her mentality, Ariel has landed where she is today, and is a great example of our “Champion off the Mountain”.