Maddy Wendt grew up in Minnesota, so don't even consider complaining to her about the cold. She discovered Nordic skiing at an early age, joining Bill Koch league in fourth grade. She raced for her school's varsity swim and ski teams in Stillwater, MN throughout her middle- and high school years and went on to ski for the Williams College Ski Team. She has coached for Harvard and Newton North High School in addition to CSU. In 2013, Maddy went above and beyond in her L1 training hours and hiked the Appalachain Trail. She now teaches high school social studies.