Devin Logan is the youngest of 5 kids and was treated like a little brother by her two closest siblings, Sean and Chris. Chasing her brothers around in between runs at contests and their general influence on her has given her the relaxed confidence that she uses to reach the podium at places like the Olympics….which she is about to do so tune in to watch Devin go for Gold in Slopestyle and Halfpipe in South Korea.
Devin Logan Show Notes:
2:14: Coming up to Windell’s Camp and the perks of being an Olympic Silver Medalist
4:00: Growing up in Long Island, family, travel and getting into contests
7:00: Moving to VT, going to Mt Snow Academy, and brothers
11:15: Being the best at sports and seeing her brother move to Mammoth
19:30: Getting into partying and the influence of her bothers and breaking the law
25:00: Contest mentality, getting hurt in France and Maddie Bowman
33:00: Hurting her knee, skiing at 10 months to get ready for the Olympics
36:00: Backcountry is in her future and tats gone wrong
40:15: 2012 and on to Sochi and finding her boyfriend
47:00: Getting dropped by Armada and other post-Olympic happenings
54:00: The 2018 Winter Olympic lead up
62:00: Inappropriate Questions
David Wise is the most decorated halfpipe skier of all-time. Going into the Olympic Games, he is on fire and is everyone’s favorite to win back to back gold medals. He’s a likable 27 year old going on 40. He has a wife, 2 kids, and likes to spend a lot of time alone in the woods bowhunting. In a world of rock stars, he’s a man of faith with nothing to prove to anyone other than himself. We talk life, getting dropped from 4FRNT and more on the podcast
David Wise Show Notes
2:20: What is David up to one month before the Olympic Games and addictions (bow hunting and skiing)
14:58: Getting into skiing
16:21: The story behind his sisters and the 10% rule www.oneleguponlife.org
20:00: Wanting to try snowboarding once he mastered skiing, joining the freestyle team while on the race team and then quitting racing…..and other sports
26:00: Who was he in high school, travel and competing early on
30:00: Meeting Matt Sterbenz and working with 4FRNT and then getting dropped
38:00: There is nothing harder than competition skiing
41:00: Injury and the dark era of David’s life...
44:45: Coming back from injury and starting to win
49:00: What’s more important, X-Games or Olympics? His thoughts on the FIS, contests, and sales
59:45: Having faith and if that helps or hurts him
64:00: Sochi Olympics, winning the gold and the aftermath
72 :00: Setting the world record on a hip
71:00: Behind the post Olympic struggle
79:30: What else does he have to prove?
Brita Sigourney has spent most of her ski career in two places: Standing on the podium and laying in a hospital bed. She’s going into the Olympics with a clean bill of health and the some of the best results she’s ever had as a professional skier. On the podcast Brita and I talk about her whole life and focus on the multitude of injuries she has experienced over the past 8 years, coming back to podiums each time and more. It’s another good one!
Brita Sigourney Show Notes:
2:54: Big year for Brita
4:00: Growing up in Carmel California, sports, school and getting into skiing
12:00: Competing in every discipline as a skier
16:15: When does she decide to specialize in pipe and what is the up and coming contest scene like?
19:30: Should she go to college? How do her parents feel about that? Hell Week for college water polo
22:09: Injuries, injuries, and partying
30:57: Focusing on pipe at Junior Worlds and X-Games
36:20: Getting on K2 and other sponsors : Holden, Coal, Pow, Monster and Giro.
42:36: A bunch of wins and Injuries and injuries and more injuries and a lot of comebacks
49:30: Test event in Sochi and an injury, telling her sponsors about injuries and money
57:19: Getting ready to qualify for the Sochi Olympics, getting hurt before the games and the Olympic experience
63:00: Being injury free, having a lot of success and competing with Maddie Bowman
65:00: What is next for Brita?
67:00: Inappropriate Questions
Torin Yater-Wallace had to overcome more challenges than anyone I’ve talked to. From growing up with a dad in prison, to moving countess times as a kid, to injuries, to a sickness that became so bad that he was medically paralyzed for 10 days. Through all of this, Torin had skiing and all his dreams revolved around becoming a professional. With all the cards stacked against him, Torin never quit or felt sorry for himself and made his dreams happen. The funny thing is, listening to the podcast, it doesn’t even sound like he likes halfpipe skiing.
Torin Yater-Wallace Show Notes:
2:34: Qualifying for the 2018 Olympics
7:50: What is going on with his foot and does he think about the future
12:00: Video parts and halfpipe skiers
17:30: Born and raised in Basalt Colorado and talking about his dad going away to prison.
22:57: Growing up in the Aspen Valley and chasing the dream of becoming a pro skier with his mom.
28:00: Gatorade Free Flow Tour and making a name for himself
30:00: Armada fake recruiting trip
38:50: How much can he make as a skier in his best year?
43:00: He’s a normal kid, did his life feel like a rollercoaster and the whole dry needle collapsed lung saga
50:00: Back To Life Movie A must see documentary (produced by Clayton Vila) about Torin, and his mom’s cancer diagnosis
55:43: His Olympic experience and partying
59:00: The worst case of strep throat in the history of Olympic Pipe skiers