Redneck Racing’s Tim Kelley was cut from the U.S. Ski Team in 2010, but that didn’t slow him down. He continued as a collegiate skier at the University of Vermont, where he claimed the NCAA slalom title in 2011 and helped lead the Catamounts to the national championship title in 2012. For the past three years, he has pursued his career as an independent racer competing at the World Cup level. He recently finished 23rd in the slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek, Colo. Through our arrangement with SYNC Performance, SkiRacing.com is honored to bring you his story of determination.