Andrew Matthews Pursu.it Video Full VersionHey fans...check out my first Pursu.it update from the other side of the world!...Snowboarding has been my passion since I was 8 years old. I’d like to tell you I was a natural but that would be a bit of a stretch. You see, growing up in Yellowknife made it challenging to fuel my passion: there isn’t a single ski resorts in the NWT. I did my best though. I built drop in ramps, rode behind snowmobiles and even borrowed snow from the local skating rink so that I could snowboard. After riding in my first real competition at the Arctic Winter Games, I fell... in love with competitive snowboarding!
Shortly after that I managed to convince a coach in Calgary to take me into his club for a few weeks trial. You guess it, I loved it. The following year I rode with the club for the entire winter and have been training year round with a club ever since.
Fast forward to the present: I’ve now represented the NWT & Canada at 3 World Cup events, the World Snowboard Championship this year, as well as many other international competitions. I’ve gain valuable experience from these competitions but have yet to crack the finals at a World Cup or 5 star TTR. My main goal at this point is to ride at a level where I’m a consistent podium contender at these high calibre events.
Getting on snow in Canada’s off season is critical for me to develop new tricks needed to reach my goal before the main competitive season starts in January. However this is also the most expensive time of year as it means traveling extensively. My plan is to train in Australia, New Zealand, Austria and Colorado - all before Christmas! The only small problem is this will be pricey! I need to raise at least $11,150 to pay for my coaching fees and lift tickets in order to make this possible. This will take a team effort. Join my Pursu.it Team today and you’ll send it with me at my competitions as I take a leap forward in my career!
My Pursu.it Team will get hooked up with some great Givebacks. Take a peek to the right as well as below for all the details.
'West Beach Hookup' Hoodies & Sweaters
'I Spy Someone Awesome' Sunglasses
'I Spy Someone Awesome' Goggles
'Huge Karma Points & Chance to Win' Backpack
'Welcome to the Team' Designed Tee Here
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