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Steamboat Magazine

Patrick Deneen

10/29/2013 06:19PM ● By Grant Johnson

Photo courtesy NBC Olympics/USOC

Steamboat Springs, CO-

Q. How do you like to relax?
A. With my iPad Mini.

Q. What’s on your warm-up playlist?
A. I do not use music.

Q. What’s your favorite career moment so far?
A. Wining the world championships, and training in Steamboat.

Q. If you weren’t a professional athlete, what would you want to be?
A. I would be riding horses.

Q. What drew you to your sport at a young age? 
A. My parents started me skiing at 11 months. We lived in a ski area and loved any minute of it.

Q. What’s your favorite junk food?
A. Dried mangos. 

Q. What’s the craziest dream you’ve ever had?
A. I sleep dreams. 

Q. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past year?
A. “Iron Man 3.” 

Q. If you could speak any language fluently, what would it be?
A. Russian.

Q. If you had three wishes, what would they be?
A. Stay healthy, train well, and compete the best I can.

Q. Describe the longest day of skiing you’ve ever had.
A. A World Cup in Japan that was fogged out. I was one of the next to go, but stood there most of the day.

Q. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A. Riding horses in the summer, skiing in the winter.