|Living proof that hard work pays off.|
Last year's struggles for Merissa would have discouraged a lesser individual. Faced with difficult rides, injuries, and trainers that demanded she take a season to relearn the basics, Merissa kept her chin up and resolved to improve her skills and forget the ego. If Merissa felt frustration on this long road, we were unaware, because all she expressed was the desire to improve.
|Merissa displays a beautiful position coming into the sunken road.|