Roy Tuscany was that cocky, aspiring pro skier that I’m sure everyone knew at one point. He had his life together, graduated from college and moved out west to pursue his ski dreams. When Roy overshot a jump and suffered a life altering injury, everything changed. He realized that there was more to life than himself and that it was time to give others the support he received when he had his accident. Through the High Fives Foundation, that punk kid has become a selfless adult who strives to make the world a more fun place, especially for people going through what he did.
Roy Tuscany Show Notes:
2:00: What has Roy been up? Buying a house and engaged
5:02: Born and raised in Vermont and being an only child
6:40: Sports growing up and getting into skiing
10:10: Is into the ski scene back in the day, who influences him and summer camps?
12:00: What kind of kid was Roy in HS and being known for an unfortunate incident involving vomit and a police officer.
16:00: Going to UNH and UVM and the Budweiser Aerial Assault Tour and what is his personality like at this point.
23:00: Moving out west after college to pursue the ski dream in Tahoe.
27:30: The defining moment of his life: The injury
34:00: The hospital and surgery
39:00: The weeks after the injury
41:00: Physical therapy and walking out of the hospital and what’s next
45:40: Moving back East, getting botox and finding out that was a very bad decision and dark time in his life
50:00: Moving back to Tahoe and working with Ladd Williams and how long did it take him to get back on snow and what was that process
53:00: The first event and starting The High Fives Foundation
57:38: Drinking and divorce
60:00: Getting healthy
62:00: Amazing experiences
Spencer O’Brien is one of the top slopestyle competitors in the world, which is an amazing feat considering that she suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis. On the podcast, we talk about her decorated snowboarding career, what the Olympics mean to her and how she is still able to compete while suffering from a debilitating disease. Don’t’ miss it!
Spencer O'Brien Show Notes
1:15: What is Spencer up to now?
3:49: Vancouver sports and growing up in Alert Bay and getting into skiing
6:00: Three girls and how they were raised and working on fishing boats
10:15: Getting into snowboarding at 11 and riding everything at contests
15:00: Riding pipe, Olympic dreams and then getting into slopestyle
19:00: Air awareness and gymnastics backgrounds and where does snowboarding go
23:00: Who was she in high school and what was she like?
24:13: Sponsored sister living in Whistler and how does Spencer make it up there?
26:30: Getting an agent, getting sponsored, and affording Whistler
29:30: The strangest things she’s done for money
31:00: What are the big events that made people notice her?
33:00: The Olympics Vs. the X Games
35:55: Contests wins, droughts, and nerves while competing
39:00: Representing Nike as a snowboarder
43:30: Who pays her? And what happened to APO?
46:07: Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis before the Sochi Olympics, taking drugs for it and testing.
51:45: The negatives around the Olympics and what she things of them
58:34: Getting hurt at the X Games
101:00: Qualifying for the Olympics in North Korea
103:00: What’s next after this last Olympic experience
Jaimeson Keegan’s professional life has been one that every high school kid, who’s not the best at what they do sports-wise, dreams of. He went from college to the music industry in Seattle when it was on fire and left that world for a company, RedBull, that no-one had really heard of yet. That career choice created countless opportunities, the latest of which is his decade old sports agency, Superheroes Management. For a desk jockey, he has a great story.
Jaimeson Keegan Show Notes
2:29: What does an average week look like for Jaimeson
5:00: Growing up in Rhode Island, sports, skateboarding, punk rock and family
14:00: Indiana University, fraternities and more
19:25: Moving to Seattle, bussing tables and getting into the music business
31:40: Getting into Redbull and Lords of the Floor
35:20: Moving to Puerto Rico and becoming a sports marketing manager
42:04: Moving to Canada as the Head of Sports and Culture at RedBull and the athletes he worked with there.
50:14: How did he become an agent and starting Superheroes Management?
58:30: How much time do athletes get?
100:30: Breaking up with athletes
Bobby Brown didn’t start skiing until he was 11 years old and just 7 years later found himself standing on top of the X-Games podium, which he considers more important than the Olympics. Bobby and I talk about coming up, his career, his final shot at Olympic Gold and everything in between.
Bobby Brown Show Notes:
1:17: What is Bobby up to now and what was his summer like
2:25: Watching the Broncos lose the Super Bowl when he was in Sochi
3:50: Getting into skiing at 11 years old, the X-Games and what other sports he was into.
6:41: Is he one of those natural athletes that is good at everything and High School
10:00: Being inspired by Jonny Moseley and skiing everyday 11:30:
13:30: Was there any academy training in his life?
14:00: Skiing for 7 years and then winning X-Games gold and how the progression of tricks worked for Bobby
17:40: Winning his first contest and having Saga as his first sponsor and making sponsor me resume’s and getting real sponsors 16
20:00: Being part of the Salomon super team and being involved with his sponsors?
23:05: Not taking advantage of a RedBull opportunity with his first reality show and the RedBull performance side
26:09: His first X-Games experience and getting his first spot from Tanner Hall and then winning medals
28:30: Wrapping his head around the rotations that he’s doing
31:05: What skiers was he tight with?
32:17: Deciding to be a real athlete health-wise for the Olympics
36:16: What happened in Sochi? The drama of making the team
40:35: Gearing up for South Korea and the Olympics
42:23: The exposure of big events and the X Games is more important than the Olympics to Bobby
43:45: Slvsh and the excitement around it
44:40: What is the dumbest thing that anyone’s ever asked him to do for money?