Girls Fast Forward Speaker Series – Episode #1: Transitioning to FIS

Join GFF and Antonia Wearmouth as she speaks about her journey, moving into FIS from U16, up to the Provincial team and racing as a NCAA student-athlete.

All BC female U16 and FIS athletes are invited Tues. May 12 @ 16:00 PST/17:00 MST via Zoom

GFF thinks Toni is awesome, and we want you to hear her story! She is currently a NCAA student-athlete at Montana State University (Go Bobcats!) majoring in Environmental Engineering, minoring in sustainability (no big deal). 

Toni’s Ski Journey: Grouse Tyee (#Grau5) → Vancouver Ski Team → BCST (‘14-’18) → NCAA New Mexico (Go Lobos, ‘18-’19) → Montana State (Go Bobcats, ‘19 – present) *She sprinkled a little U16/FIS coaching for Grouse Tyee!

Best Ski Racing Memory: Skiing fast is fun, but the best memory is when Sam Mulligan and I did the “Grouse 24 Hours of Winter”. We trained Saturday, skied all through the night for fun, trained Sunday Morning and skied until the end of the day. We skied over 115 runs!

Fav thing to do on skis: Spring Slush Bumps

Next best activity: Unicycling & Mountain Biking, and mix in some Frolf

Best Quote/Advice: When I was the 3rd racer from the start, at U18 Nationals, Coach Greg grabbed my pole and threw it down the start ramp. I had to run down and get it and he told me that I needed to “overcome adversity”. “Feeling Pain is better than feeling nothing at all” – Mike Janyk

Random Fun Fact: I’ve received medical care in almost every continent & have roller bladed the sea wall more than once

Activities I have dislocated my shoulder doing: Skiing, frolfing, sleeping, riding a chairlift (thanks Riley), grabbing a back pack, tightening my booster straps and many more.

Big Shout outs:

  • Tyee Club Cabin Hot Dog supplier (@mikejanyk)
  • Fall Line Fitness water bottles for keeping me hydrated (@falllinefitness, @danirobson)
  • Ryan Jazic’s “On-the-road 1 Person/1 Pot” cooking tips (@ryanjazic)

GFF is stoked to have Toni to kick start our series! To get the ZOOM LINK – Email or message us @girlsfastforward on instagram