Joanna "Jo" Brashear - Snowboarder, Utah, USA

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Your Name (and Nickname): Joanna  "Jo" Brashear 

Your Age: 31

Your Location (where do you ride mostly): Powder Mountain, UT

Weapon(s) of choice:  Gnu board and the gopro during winter! Do a lil of everything in the summer, hoping to pick up wake surfin this year!

What’s an average day for you like? Coffee, pancakes, cardio. In winter hit Powmow and Lucky Slice, in summer hit the water or the hills.

What is the most difficult part of your activity/sports for a beginner? Getting hurt and losing progression is the most difficult in all sports. 

What is the best and worst thing about being female in your sport? The best is that usually other girls are encouraging and awesome, the worst is that a lot of boardsport brands are still centered towards males.

What would you like to see change in your sport to make it better for you and other female athletes? I would like to see more smiling girls faces on the mountian

Besides your ability and style factor as an athlete, how would you describe your personal style? All black everyday, I like real tree and anything purple!!

What are your favorite brands/designers for your sports apparel and for stepping out? Hurley makes great activewear, vans , DC, SheShreds of course!

Let’s hear your thoughts on how important looking good is to feeling good. “Being” your personal best? I don't think looking good is as important as it is to be healthy fit and active!

How dangerous do u really think it is compared to what people do in their regular activities? Well I've shattered my wrist, constantly have bruises,scrapes and bumps but it's all worth the risk when you get to feel the rush

I bet in your experience you have seen some crazy crashes. Describe one.  Shattered wrist and a gnarly scar as a souvenir

What usually gets people hooked on your activity/sport? The adrenaline

What is your favorite trick? Anything I can land

Do you own any other toys? Trophy Kart, Ralliart, couple dirt bikes, the usual

What gets you pumped up for the day? Fresh Snow!!!

What are three things you could not live without? Caffeine in any form, snow ,and Ktape to hold me together hahah

What are your expectations for this activity/sport? To see the younger girls at Sheshreds tear it up in comps !!!

Who have been your biggest supporters in getting you to where you are now?  Family!

Who’s your favorite rider/shooter (photo/video)? Jeremy Jones and the crew… Have you seen “Higher”

What do you do in your spare time when you’re not riding/shooting/competing? Eat Pizza

How about in the off season to stay in shape? Eat Pizza… Jk I love to hike and explore everywhere.

What is your biggest goal to accomplish this/next season? Have fun!

What do you do to prep for a competition? Get out my chair to watch haha

What competitions and other awards have you won? Include your non sports accomplishments also. Worlds best Mom maybe… and I'm pretty good at giving myself shots nowadays :)

What’s your favorite “way” to ride( wake sport- specific, cable, boat, winch)(Snowsport specific- park, freeride/backcountry, urban)? I love to freeride while listening to some tunes… Park is fun, powder is amazing! I tend to be the filmer now that my son is shreddin it up.

Favorite conditions? Spring Slush or Fresh Pow

Where would be your biggest dream place to ride and why? I've yet to make it to Mt Hood!!! Yea I know ….

What song(s) do you listen to while riding that puts you in the zone? Krewella, Dirty Heads, Beastie Boys

Any new tricks you’re working on? I've got a few up my sleeve

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done in your sport? Helped support girls who ride

What other extreme/action sports are you into? Off-road racing, dirt bikes, wake board sports,

If extreme/action sports didn’t exist, what would you be doing with all the free time you’d have? Racing cars

What’s your favorite board/bike/sled to ride and why? Gnu, Be Pro and BeNice , they are made in the USA and donate to breast cancer.