PRESS RELEASE: (A New Johnny Klister Column)
RHINELANDER, WI- In an organizational mishap preceding a rollerski workout Wednesday, J2 skier, Andy Anderson, was unable to locate his second rollerski amidst the gear in the team van.
“I swear I put them both in here” he noted, while searching under the bench seats for the third time. According to those close to Anderson, this was not the first time he has misplaced necessary equipment for a workout.
“One time he brought his skate skis to a classic race and had to double pole the whole thing” teammate and fellow J2 skier Sarah Klein added, “and he always forgets a water bottle”.
During the fervid search for the dryland training device, eyewitnesses reported several other team members being called into question. A skeptical Anderson carefully inspected each of their similar rollerskis for a signature “A.A.” mother had previously labeled with a sharpie.
The debacle came to a close as Anderson expressed his apologies to the coach for missing the 3-hour rollerski that he (Anderson) was “very much looking forward to”, and would “do the workout on his own as soon as [he] got home”. Friend and teammate Steve Wilcox also asked the coach if he could sit out the workout because of a misplaced helmet, but the request was denied, as Anderson’s helmet was available for use given the rollerski mishap.
A spokesperson for Wilcox declined to comment.
Summer training sessions resumed without incident on Thursday.
- the Newsdesk.