Berkshire East, Carlemont MA & Killington Mountain, Killington VT
USSA TRI-STATE alpine racing association, USSA VARA alpine racing association, USSA eastern Region, FIS Alpine, Berkshire East Ski team USSA/FIS, Killington USSA/FIS training program, St. Mary's High School ski team, possibly Castelton alpine ski team
My full name is Emmanuel Umana Kimura (i have 2 last names).
I was born in Springfield, MA as a premature baby.
I speak 5 languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, French, and German
I had one brother, and have a sister who ski races as well
I did not start ski racing as early as some other people as both my parents almost never skied in their life. I basically taught myself how to ski until I was “drafted” by a race coach on the hill.
My father is from Costa Rica, and my mother is from Japan
Other than skiing, I go to a small school in Westfield, Ma and do many other sports and activities as well.
some facts about me:
– I am a very organized and disciplined person ( the thought of serving in the military has crossed my mind)
– I never quit, ever.
– there was this one race a few years ago where I had to hike close to 6 times in one run, I refused to ski out and made it to the finish with my goggles left somewhere on the hill
– I find myself constantly helping others, and trying to progress not only myself, but those around me
-I have 3 jobs, and am trying to save up money for ski equipment and trips, gas for my car, and college
If I do not choose ski racing does not work out as a career, one of my biggest dreams is to be a US Navy SEAL, and to move on to creating businesses and become a successful person (of my own definition, since success varies by each person)
-What drives me most is the fact that I can learn new things and techniques every day, as well as training and performing the best I can even when things seem to go really bad, that I know at least I am ski racing still, and I can still improve and get better as long as I work hard -What also is the satisfaction of finishing every run cleanly, and making the great feeling turns when I get out on the hill early in the morning and carve on freshly groomed snow for warmup -Ultimately what drives me a lot is the chance of having a good performance in a race, especially seeing my team and friends perform well, and to see my parents and all those who support my race career be proud of me and for me to be proud of myself not only for working hard and performing well when I can, but having SO MUCH FUN and LOVING THIS SPORT -coming out of the finish after a run and seeing all the people I love and being able to genuinely have a good time no matter what, and waking up every day looking forward to doing what I love doing most
My Skiing goals- My most important goal for this upcoming season is to improve as much as possible and to be able to create the "perfect turn" as well as having consistent race finishes Also to begin my FIS career, which the training was cut short due to a back injury I want to make a huge comeback from my injuries (I was able to race this past season but at a minimal level of performance) I want to be able to win a race again since these past few seasons have been rough I will try to take in as much information from the coaches and racers I surround myself and train with, and to use it in order to move forward to the next step in my sport whatever that may be
-I enjoy other sports such as golf (competitively), soccer, running, tennis, hiking, swimming, biking, fencing, football, -I love being creative in all fields of art such like all the types of design, I love filmmaking, photography, cooking (an art and a science) - I have so many interests, that they change almost on a monthly basis, and I am always doing and learn new things, whether it is something small, or a whole different option for a possible career path. Either way I am always learning, trying new things, and living the best life I can