Jonny Moseley was the competitor that brought “New School” skiing to the masses. While the changing of the guard was happening in skiing on an underground level via the New Canadian Airforce, Jonny took it mainstream, winning Olympic Gold. Outside of competitions, Jonny was a fixture in early ski movies and has remained an ambassador for the sport he loves. He dives deep into the details of what made Jonny Moseley successful.
Jonny Moseley Show Notes:
2:10 The charmed life of Jonny Moseley and what’s up at K2
4:06: Glen Plake stories
7:03: Born in Puerto Rico
12:02: Growing up in CA and getting into skiing
13:58: Inspired by Dan “Squirrel“ Herby and Brad Holmes
16:26: When skiing gets more serious and winning Junior Nationals
21:00: Getting on the US Ski Team
23:57: The sport is changing, are you a part of it?
27:09: The scene and wanting to be a part of it.
29:28: Winning, earning the 360 Mute Grab and becoming an Olympic Gold Medalist
33:37: Fun partying and growing up after the Olympics
36:36: Skiing’s New School has fully arrived
38:37: The K2 Days and the real story of why he left
43:58: Getting on Head and winning the US Open
46:44: Mad Trix
49:16: The road to 2002 Olympic Games, getting FIS approval on the Dinner Roll, and 4th place
56:43: Top moments and regrets
1:00:59: My perception of Moseley shattered over dinner conversation
Anthony De Rocco has done all there is to do in the Snow Sports Industry. From engineering, to sales and marketing to CEO. The “work hard, play hard” philosophy has led Anthony to the peaks of many mountains, the heart of China and now, the forefront of American Ski, Snowboard, Surf and Skate manufacturing.
Anthony De Rocco Show Notes
2:50: I ask what life was like as a youth for Anthony. Anthony gives an overview of his career.
4:51: Getting into snow sports and skiing at Ski Acres (Summit Central)
5:43: Playing soccer for University of Washington and Gonzaga
6:30: Getting older and living younger. Anthony lives by the phrase “work hard, play hard”
8:06: Scholarships, Spokane and skiing
9:45: Anthony’s best college story involves a party reptile and meeting his future wife.
11:00: What happens after graduating from Gonzaga?
13:31: Being recruited by Notre Dame and University of Washington
14:55: Working for Boeing, The Robbins Company and finally Olin in 1990
16:30: The Olin, the early K2 days and the travel that goes along with it.
19:10: What was his role in the snowboard side of things in the early days?
20:18: What synergies are you finding between ski and snowboard design in the early days? How did you learn from each other?
23:52: What was the problem with skiing in the mid 90’s?
25:49: Executive Vice President of K2, the production shift and being the messenger
29:44: The travel and how much does it impact the family?
33:00: 2011-2014 CEO of K2. Did he have CEO aspirations?
34:15: How did he end up moving from CEO of K2 to running K2 China?
35:00: How did he get the job as CEO of Mervyn Manufacturing and what’s it like?
36:58: Green manufacturing, solvents, why Mervyn is the best he has ever seen (Anthony has seen almost every snow sports factory in the world) and American Made.
40:08: State of the art new offices in Seattle
41:45: The differences between K2 and Mervyn and getting better every year
43:00: What’s on the horizon: Bent Metal, Skis
44:48: Surf: Mike Olson driven process that creates counter-seasonal business.
Leanne Pelosi is known for putting her blood sweat and tears into any project she is a part of aside from working at Earl’s (A long time ago). She’s been named Rookie of the Year, Rider of the Year and this year won the first-ever Influencer Award. Leanne’s career and film project can be looked at as a vehicle for the progression of snowboarding and raising awareness for women, both past and present, who shred.
Leanne Pelosi Show Notes:
:20: What has Leanne been up to this fall?
5:12 From oil to snowboarding
7:44: Getting carded in Canada
10:43: Moving to Whistler against her parents’ wishes and sponsorship the Bieber way
13:30: Contest mentality
15:35: Focusing on filming
16:45: Working at Earls
19:40: Full Moon movie
25:30: Loyalty to her snowboard sponsors
27:35: Gender inequity in snowboarding
30:40: Best trip ever
33:15: What does snowboarding need?
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