Tell us about you! Why and how did you get into your sport? My name is Brenden Kelly and I’m from Pemberton, BC. I got into it because in whistler it’s cheaper to put your kids in ski school than preschool. But really I grew up in a ski town and always loved watching the ski movies each year. I just love skiing. What's a fun fact about you? Oof, I play piano and love lots of different forms of art. I think my skiing is an art form and I try and appreciate all of them. What are your goals and aspirations? Olympic. Medal. What has been your biggest challenge throughout your career? How did you overcome it? I always felt like I was good but never amazing. I look back and see how much better I was than the kids around me but I would always finish 3rd or 4th at the big national events. It took me a while to realize that I could be winning these events and I think that’s one thing I would want to tell my younger self. Make more mistakes. Injury is a part of life and sport - how did you deal with yours? I injured my back a few years ago and still deal with it to this day. I did a lot of pilates and core for about 5 months straight and now I still do the core every day. What gets you the most excited about Stoko? I really enjoy the response of the tights while skiing. They make me feel solid and strong. Do you have any pre-competition rituals? Nah not really. I have my focus words at the top of my run but I don’t listen to music or eat anything specific. Favourite snack before/after a sweat session? Gatorade blue
Career Highlights: • 2018 - 1st Canadian National Championships, Dual Moguls • 2017 - 2nd Northstar NorAm, Single Moguls • 2016 - 3rd Canadian National Championships, Single Moguls • 2015 - 3rd Canadian Selections, Single Moguls
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