North American Olympic Trials – Michael Landers


I am disappointed to say that I did not qualify for the London Olympic Games in North Carolina April 20-22, 2012, but I sure learned a lot. For one thing, I learned that failure is completely normal. And although I ultimately lost, I won in many other ways. The support that I have gotten from my family, friends, fans, and sponsors, along my journey, has been tremendous, and without them, I wouldn’t have gotten nearly as far as I did.

Though I am extremely disappointed that I failed to qualify, I realize that I’m still only 17 years old. To be able to say that I’ve had the experience of traveling the world and getting so close to making the Olympic Games is unbelievable in its self. All in all, I gave it my best shot and that’s what matters.

May 10-13, I will be traveling to Qatar for one more shot at qualifying for the Olympics, however, it will be extremely difficult because anyone in the world is allowed to play.

Wish me luck!

Michael Landers

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