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Dec 18, 2017

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

9:00:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and Diecutstickers.com (Listen for 10% off your first order with DCS 15)

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

34:30:  RESQWATER and Sierra At Tahoe

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

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