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Catching up with Heather McPhie's Biggest Fans

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Bozeman's Heather McPhie was one of the first people to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics, and she finished 14th in the qualifying runs in women's moguls earlier today, it wasn't enough to get her automatically qualified for the finals, but she'll have another chance in the second round of qualifiers on Sunday, before the Olympics started...our Kaplan caught up with some of McPhie's biggest fans.

Kendra and Arnie Owen have all the pictures and souvineers, but watching in person, from the bottom of the hill, as their niece Heather McPhie skied in the Olympic games, is something they will cherish forever.

"To see her fulfill that amazing dream and to have it come on so suddenly and to be there with my sister and brother in law, Heather's parents, was just spectacular."

The Owens have watched as heather progressed from beginner, to Olympian.  
They watched as she finished 18th in the moguls in Vancouver, a brief rough patch on her final run, keeping her from placing much higher.

"She did a mis-landing, a little bit on her tails on the second air."

The Owens also watched as Heather attempted to make it back to the Olympics for a second time.

"We were at 3 of the 6 World Cup Events."

So imagine their excitement when they saw, she was named to team USA, again.

"Just thrilled that they would take four women, because the women were so strong... so it as pretty obvious they really liked Heather."

Because of various factors, including possible safety issues in Russia, a lot of Heather's extended family won't be making the trip.

"I think her sister is going to have the ability to use her cell phone over there, we're assuming."

So they are making sure heather will hear their support.

"Go Heather... Go Team USA... Go Heather..."

Cheering her on, like they have for so long now, only this time, the bottom of the hill is a little further away.

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