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Your Name and/or Nickname: McKena Huffman (Ken)
Your Age: 15
Weapon(s) of choice: Snowboard
What’s an average day for you like? Get up and eat a good breakfast. Go to school, come home and work out.
What is the most difficult part of your activity/sports for a beginner? The easiest? Most difficult is getting up for wakeboarding. Snowboarding is getting on rails and mastering landings. The easiest part is having the satisfaction of doing it!
What is the best and worst thing about being female in your sport? The best is getting looked up to. The worst has to be the guys thinking you’re not as good as them.
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 every girl try stuff they have never done before.
Besides your ability and style factor as an athlete, how would you describe your personal style? My personal style has to be super fun! I love all these sports but I also love my friends.
What are your favorite brands/designers for your sports apparel and for stepping out? SheShreds & Ride.
Let’s hear your thoughts on how important looking good is to feeling good. “Being” your personal best? That is definitely one good fact. I love having swag when I ride. Makes me feel better than I am!
How dangerous do u really think it is compared to what people do in their regular activities? They are very dangerous. You have to know how to hit stuff under pressure and in different conditions.
I bet in your experience you have seen some crazy crashes. Describe one. I saw a guy crash so hard his femur bone popped out of his snow boots. It was nuts!
What usually gets people hooked on your activity/sport? I usually get people hooked by the swag and the pics and videos.
Do you own any other toys? We have a boat, a RZR, ATV’s, Snowmobiles, a camper…tons of fun stuff!
What gets you pumped up for the day? Putting on my [snowboard] boots and getting a good night’s sleep and yummy food!
What are three things you could not live without? My snowboard, my parents & food!
What are your expectations for this activity/sport? They are high! I plan to go very far in snowboarding.
Who have been your biggest supporters in getting you to where you are now? My mother and father ♥
Who’s your favorite rider/shooter (photo/video)? Jamie Anderson and well, I love them all!
What do you do in your spare time when you’re not riding/shooting/competing? Try and spend time with family or workout.
How about in the off season to stay in shape? I run cross country, play softball and get a ton of work put in.
What is your biggest goal to accomplish this/next season? I plan to work on big spins and flips!
What do you do to prep for a competition? I go to bed early, eat a ton of healthy food and drink water.
What competitions and other awards have you won? Include your non-sports accomplishments also. I have won medals for cross country, a ton of cool gear and such from snowboard comps!
What’s your favorite “way” to ride( wake sport- specific, cable, boat, winch)(Snowsport specific- park, freeride/backcountry, urban)? Cable or boat for wake and for snow I love park!
Favorite conditions? 40-50 degrees with a little sun, not slushy, not ice…right in the middle.
Where would be your biggest dream place to ride and why? The Olympics!
What song(s) do you listen to while riding that puts you in the zone? So many, it’s way too hard to pick. Some rap, hip-hop & pop
What turned you on to your sport? My cousin snowboarding
Any new tricks you’re working on? Spins and rails
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done in your sport? Getting a lipslide
What other extreme/action sports are you into? I love dirt bikes and quads!
If extreme/action sports didn’t exist, what would you be doing with all the free time you’d have? Probably nothing…haha.
What’s your favorite board/bike/sled to ride and why? My Ride snowboard…it’s my baby. ♥
What’s the trick to riding features and not killing yourself ? Go into it calm and relaxed. Light feet.
How would you describe your riding style? Very steezy!
What would you say is your signature trick? I have many!
Favorite drink of choice to refresh yourself after a long day of riding/shooting? Water. Sometimes a Redbull, Rockstar or Monster
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a pro snowboarder with a lot of family supporting me.