Thomas Missert really just wanted a Red Bull jersey.
It’s the reason why he originally tried out for the Red Bull Crashed Ice pre-qualifiers in December, a chance for ice skaters to showcase their speed and technical skating skills by racing around a series of flat-ice obstacles at a rink in Boston.
Turns out, the tryouts were at least partly a disappointment.
“They never gave the jersey,” the 25-year-old from Laconia, N.H., said. “So, I was like, all right, I’d better at least go to the finals.”