Fast & Loose – Episode 4 with Tess Johnson
Fast & Loose Ep. 4: Tess Johnson
Episode 4 of our new IG Live Series, “Fast & Loose” is hot off the presses. Or maybe it’s hot off the Gram? Either way, host Adam Jaber, from The Out of Bounds Podcast is back to give you another behind the scenes look at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team and their athletes.
This week’s guest is Tess Johnson, of the U.S. Women’s Moguls Team. The interview was live on our Instagram at 12pm EST on Monday 2/22. But, if you missed it, not to worry, The Snow Report has you covered!
Tell Us About Tess
Tess Johnson may only be 20 years old, but she’s in her 6th year on the U.S. Women’s Moguls team. The Vail native was only 14-years-old when she joined the National Team in 2014, and was the youngest to ever do so at the time. Since then, she also became youngest American freestyle athlete ever to medal in a World Championships, went to the Olympics, and helped complete the U.S. Podium Sweep earlier this month at the Dual Moguls World Cup event at Deer Valley earlier this month.
In her interview with Adam, Tess talks about her original desire to compete in slope style, but was too young and ended up in moguls thanks to her mom signing her up for “Bumps & Jumps” instead. They also talk about embracing the pressure of competition and how that’s already starting to build up with the Beijing Olympics around the corner.
But how does that pressure compare to learning how to drive a stick shift? Or the Ukulele? That and more in the episode in full. Aloha and Mahalo!
More to come!
Thanks to our guest Tess Johnson and host Adam Jaber for going over the bumps, ups and downs that is competitive mogul skiing. Stay tuned and keep an eye out for more episodes of Fast & Loose on IG Live, to see more from the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team and to continue watching Adam Jaber’s hair race past his shoulders.