WEST DOVER -- Happy Birthday Devin Logan!
She turns 21 today.
"I'm going to have a nice dinner with family and friends. Once everything is over and calms down, I plan to have a party in Vegas with all my friends," said Logan. "I'm still working everything out."
Coming off the celebration of winning a silver medal at the first ever freeskiing slopestyle event at the Olympics, she is currently in New York City, beginning a media tour this week.
As a West Dover native who trained at Mount Snow Academy and graduated from Twin Valley High School, Logan continues to represent the area as a member of the Carinthia Pro Team.
On Feb. 11, she competed in the games held in Sochi, Russia. There were two qualifying events, followed by two final events at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.
It was nerve wracking and there were butterflies in her stomach but Logan pretended it was any normal competition. She told the Reformer that she was living in the moment, having fun and not over thinking it.
"I just wanted to land the first run of qualifications. Then it was all fun and games from then on out," said Logan.
When it was announced that she had taken second place, the news did not sink in until a couple hours later. It happened to be in the middle of a flower ceremony to recognize the athletes.
"It feels pretty crazy, very surreal," she said. "I can't believe that it's happened."
Afterwards, Logan appeared on the Today Show when it was filmed in Russia. She is scheduled to appear on the show again in the United States on Feb. 24.
In early March, Logan will attend a tribute to Sarah Burke, a professional skier who had died in a halfpipe crash about two years ago. In addition, she will go compete in Austria and France.
"But it's all fun and games. Nothing to take serious," said Logan. "Just fun events to hang out in and ski how I want. No pressure, obviously."
Also in the making are plans to return to Vermont, which will likely occur sometime in April.
"I'm in a whirlwind right now," she added. "It's pretty crazy every time I think about it."
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