Athlete of the Week

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK | IRA EDWARDS
#HighFivesAthlete #10 IRA EDWARDS skis in the sunshine at Alyeska Resort on super fast groomers! "Super fun day of skiing with Alyssa in the sunshine at Alyeska Resort on super fast groomers with no ice till the very end. Put on 37k feet today. HUUUUGE day with high speed runs on my Rossignol #experience100 skis and Look Bindings #itrustlook. Thanks also to High Fives Foundation, Enabling Technologies and Ride Designs for making it...
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK | Molei Wright
#HighFivesAthlete Molei Wright had her first ski lesson at ADAPTIVE LESSONS - BRECKENRIDGE OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER! "I wanted to say THANK YOU!!! I had my first ski lesson this last weekend and I can't begin to describe how liberating it felt! It's easier than walking for me!" - Molei Molei and her boyfriend were driving up to the mountains...
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Athlete of the Week | Jeff Andrews
#HighFivesAthlete Jeff Andrews is making huge strides in his recovery process with the addition of a fully ADA compliant House! Jeff’s recovery goal from day one was to become as independent as possible and return to the most active lifestyle. This goal is now becoming a reality! Jeff Andrews suffered a c6 burst fracture and...
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Athlete of the Week | Andrew Kurka
#HighFivesAthlete Andrew Kurka shares how the start of his year is going! In 2005, at the age of 13, Andrew suffered at spinal cord injury at the T10 level.  In the words of Andrew Kurka -- The ski season has started off very well for team USA. With multiple podiums being put down at the...
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Athlete of the Week | Ryan St. Lawrence
Always an honor to have #highfivesathlete Ryan St. Lawrence visiting the CR Johnson Healing Center! Ryan just sent it from Boston to Colorado to pick up his newly adapted sprinter van then drove the van from Colorado to California to get a workout in at the CR Johnson Healing Center! "Picked up the rig at @my_tourig yesterday. Beyond psyched...
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Athletes of the Week | Drew Stephens, Allyson Mallory & Justin Pines
#HighFivesAthletes Drew Stephens, Allyson Mallory & Justin Pines joined the High Fives Crew in Winter Park, Colorado last week for the first adaptive ski camp of the year! The #HighFivesAthletes excitement and enthusiasm made this camp one for the books! Other athletes included TREVOR KENNISON, JOSH SCANLON & Alana Nichols. Read their social media posts below. Today...
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK | MIKE SCHWARZ
Congratulations #HighFivesAthlete Michael Schwarz for presenting #HelmetsAreCool to more than 1,000 students! Thank you Mike for presenting more B.A.S.I.C.S. presentations for the High Fives Foundation to 4 third grade classes! In March 2009, while attending his senior year at University of Vermont, #HighFivesAthlete Mike Schwarz suffered a traumatic brain injury while competing in a quarter pipe championship....
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Athletes of the Week | TANELLE BOLT, JEFF ANDREWS & ALANA NICHOLS
2017 STANCE ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship! Congratulations #HighFivesAthlete TANELLE BOLT, #HighFivesAthlete JEFF ANDREWS & High Fives Ambassador ALANA NICHOLS on your participation / success in the 2017 STANCE ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship! Alana Nichols won the first ever world adaptive surfing championship women’s #waveski world title and Tanelle Bolt got 3rd place! Jeff Andrews...
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Athlete of the Week | Alana Nichols
MagicSeaweed, your surf forecasting and news service, interviews the amazing ALANA NICHOLS, High Fives ambassador!  ALANA NICHOLS: THE MOMENTUM BEHIND ADAPTIVE SURFING IS INCREDIBLE, HERE by Jason Lock on 28th November 2017 Read the full article HERE
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK | ARASH BAYATMAKOU
#HighFivesAthlete ARASH BAYATMAKOU shares some exciting news! IN 2012 ARASH FELL FROM A THIRD STORY BALCONY OF AN APARTMENT BUILDING, LANDED ON HIS NECK BREAKING THE C5-C6 VERTEBRAE AND SUFFERED A SPINAL CORD INJURY. ARASH WAS INSTANTLY PARALYZED FROM THE CHEST DOWN, AND WAS RUSHED TO SURGERY A COUPLE DAYS LATER. IN SURGERY, THEY FUSED HIS SPINE...
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