Brita Sigourey 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