Top Five Mainstream Moments Of The Year: #2
Kevin Pearce Gets Brokaw’d
When Kevin Pearce sustained his tragic head injury last season, our world was turned upside-down. Fear, confusion, and distress were shared by many. But slowly, something very unique began to happen within snowboarding. The community (at times fractured in the past) unified almost overnight, banding together in a way not seen in several years. One of the premiere and most well-liked riders, personalities, and friends (Frends) throughout every corner of snowboarding, Kevin’s devastating fall affected us all in a personal, professional, and close-to-home, very human way. Coming together, we would all now Ride 4 Kevin.
KP has progressed brilliantly. He woke up, and he can see. He remembers, and he moves on his own. Just a few weeks ago, he was even at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, sitting in with the announcers. The smile is back, and the young guy is dedicated to riding his snowboard the same as before. His story is nothing short of inspiring, and we can’t wait to see what will come next.
The #4 mainstream moment of the year: Kevin Pearce sits down with famed journalist Tom Brokaw to discuss his injury, recovery, and what the future will hold.