Sammi Eaton 
About this Skier
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  Name: Sammi Eaton Nickname: [NA]  
  Hails From: Janesville, WI usa    
Interview
  How did you learn to barefoot?
started on the boom and was long line weeks later
  Who was your first barefoot instructor?
Kenny Kaestner
  Tell us about your first tournament
First tournament was Mid-West Regionals. At the time I had only footed for 3 weeks. My trick score was 90 and Slalom was 1.2!
  How did you feel the first time you barefooted?
First time I tried I was 10 with a show ski team. I didn't get any instruction besides "hold on tight and keep your toe up" It didn't end well...
  Why do you continue to barefoot?
I love the mental & physical challenge of barefooting. I love the look on peoples face when you tell them what you do!! Mostly for the Barefoot Community. The are amazing! The only sport that I've seen were your competitors are your friends! I also like that I now have friends all over the world that I met at 2016 Barefoot Worlds.
  Who has inspired you in this sport?
Kenny Kaestner, Jacqueline Kumline, Betsey Gillman,
Joe Knapp (boo-ya Grandpa!) Keith St Onge, Jim Boyette
  Have you held any World Records?
not yet!
  Have you won any medals at a world championship?
Not yet!!
  How often do you train ski?
3-4 days a week with Kenny Kaester
  Do you have a nickname and how did you get it?
Sam-beanie...its just what my Mom has always called me
  What other activities do you participate in?
Swim team
  When did you first start barefooting? 2013
  What is your Personal Best Score in Wakes? 4.9
  and what year 2017
  What is your Personal Best Score in Tricks? 1030
  and what year 2016
 


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