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Maria Forsberg: Three-time X-Games Gold Medalist

Posted by Dan Egan September 19, 2013 05:42 PM

Maria Forsberg, a two-time American Motocross Association (AMA) Female Athlete of the year and three-time X-Games Gold Medalist, takes a rational look at her life as a professional Enduro X rider.

When you watch her ride you see the determination of a fighter as she manages the grueling Enduro X track – a mix of large rocks, logs and jumps with deep water pools, mud and rutted corners.

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In her X-Games Gold medal competition she battled the top women in the world in Munich, Germany. To watch this race you can see the endurance, balance and grit it takes to compete in Enduro X.

At just 25 years old, Forsberg balances her career, her marriage, and a full-time job as an electrician at Boeing. She credits her winning ways to the fullness of her life.

Listen to the entire interview on RadioBDC's Edging the Xtreme with Dan Egan:

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Chase Hasch: Professional Kiteboarder at 14 years old

Posted by Dan Egan September 11, 2013 01:37 PM


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At just 14 years old, Chase Hasch is hanging with the big boys. This young teenager hails from the notoriously heavy waves and strong winds of the Hawaiian Islands, and is one of the few athletes who has established his status as a “regular” among Maui’s kiteboarding scene.

Arguably one of the most technically-sound kite groms in the game, Hasch draws inspiration from today’s most promising athletes, as well as legends of the sport. Results include podium finishes in KB4K Events and participation at “Invite” only events such as Red Bull’s Sun Slider.

Mentored by Red Bull team rider Susi Mai, Hasch bounces between the Dominican Republic and the United States. He's sponsored by some of the top companies in the industry like Cabrinha and Hyperkite,and this teenager has his sights on any competitions that come his way – which may include the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Taking it all in stride, Hasch is a homeschooler is just looking and waiting for the next windy day so he can go out and play in the surf.

Check out the entire Edging the Xtreme interview on RadioBDC:

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For more, follow Dan Egan on Twitter at @SkiClinics and Like SkiClinics on Facebook or at Deganmedia.com

Saddling up with Professional Rodeo Champion Sherry Cervi

Posted by Dan Egan September 3, 2013 07:43 PM

In the world of Professional Women's Rodeo few have been as successful as Sherry Cervi , a three-time world champion who has won over $2 million and is currently leading the world standings and eying another world title.

She recently had a three-week span during which she won close to $70,000, which is somewhat unheard of in the sport of Barrel Racing on the Women's Professional Rodeo Tour.

Listen to the interview with Cevi on Edging the Xtreme on RadioBDC:

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Cervi was born on a range and races a horse she raised. If it sounds like fantasy story of a cowgirl making her dreams come true, it very well may be, but it hasn't been easy. Her husband, Mike Cevi, was a professional rodeo rider as well, and was tragically killed in a plane crash 2001.

Cevi's career spans the better part of 20 years and in that time, she has become the leading all-time money winner in Women's Professional Rodeo. She was featured during the 2002 Olympics as a western welcome to the world.

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And for the professional rodeo star, the yearly travel schedule is a non-stop mix of endless miles from rodeo to rodeo in search of the elusive "Gold Belt Buckle." The standings are based on purse winnings, so with such a successful season, her spot in the finals in Vegas are secure.

"I want another shot at a world championship and Gold Buckles are won in Veags, so that is my plan!" said Cervi.

Of course, she gives all the credit to "Stingray," her horse.

For more, follow Dan Egan on Twitter at @SkiClinics and Like SkiClinics on Facebook.

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