Brita Sigourney flying to victory at Dew Tour in Breckenridge (Alli Sports)
Swany Gloves is excited to announce it will sponsor freeski pipe star Brita Sigourney at the Winter X Games in Aspen. (Here’s a guide & schedule for the competition).
Brita rocks some Toast 3N1 mitts from Swany Gloves at the Dew Tour
Brita has started the season with a bang. The Californian earned a dominating win at the Dew Tour in December wearing The Claw, the official glove of the Dew Tour. She followed that up with a third-place finish (just .02 out of second) at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain.
We caught up with Brita, who will compete at 6:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 25) in the Women’s ski superpipe final, to talk about her preparation for Winter X. Here’s what she had to say:
“I just finished up a week-long training camp in Breckenridge with the U.S. Freeskiing team, in which we had early morning sled laps at the half pipe. It was really nice to have access to an empty pipe and quick laps so we could really focus on what we wanted to accomplish before X Games.
“I have been working on cleaning up the run that has already been successful for me. I have also taken the last few days off of snow to get well rested and re-energized for next week. My knee has been a bit swollen and sore (Brita had knee surgery last spring), so I am hoping this break will help me be skiing at my top level when it comes time to throw down.
“I have been spending a bit of time in the gym to substitute for missing time on snow, and I am confident my body will be feeling great for our first official X Games practice on Tuesday (Jan. 22).”
Learn more about this talented freeskier in this feature story and at the U.S. Freeskiing website (Follow her on Twitter @britasig).
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