Silver Medalist Mike Schultz, Gold Medalist Noah Elliot and Bronze medalist Bruno Bosnjak of Croatia pose during the victory ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Banked Slalom SB-LL1 at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games on March 16, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
Members of the U.S. Paralympic Snowboarding team have all seen a lot of success on the biggest stages. But when asked for their best pieces of advice, it was all about the little things. Check out what some of them had to say:
“Train because you love it, and compete to show how much you love it.” - Noah Elliot
“If you want to go big, don’t think little.” - Keith Gable
“The advice I would give a newcomer would be: Stay in the gym and continue to build your body because it will come in handy on course and keep you from injury in even the worst crashes. Trust me, I have some experience in completely destroying myself on the course.” - Garrett Geros
Brenna Huckaby competes during the Women's Banked Slalom SB-LL1 at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games on March 16, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
“We all sucked in the beginning, but through hard work and perseverance, we were able to get to where we are now. Just because you see photos and videos of us at our best doesn’t mean our worst didn’t exist. You got this!” - Brenna Huckaby
“A lot of the work to be successful is put in off the snow.” - Joe Pleban
Silver medallist Mike Schultz celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Banked Slalom SB-LL1 Final at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games on March 16, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
“I believe the most important thing is to understand and appreciate your progression. Seeing my personal progression is probably the biggest motivator for me.” - Mike Schultz