(Episode 6):On the Road: A Chat with Marcus Brown, John Travers and Dave Winegardner

April 06, 2021 Season 1 Episode 6
(Episode 6):On the Road: A Chat with Marcus Brown, John Travers and Dave Winegardner
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Show Notes

The Ski With Wade Podcast – Episode 06

On the Road: A Chat with Marcus, John, and Dave on the deck 




This episode of the Ski With Wade podcast brings four of skiing’s best bros together on a deck in Kirkland, Washington. Wade introduces three of his best friends in skiing, or “full-blown bromeos,” as he likes to call them: Marcus Brown, John Travers, and Dave Winegardner. 


Together, the three talk through their individual, but interconnected, relationships to Wade—hitting on everything from their biggest wins and redesigning skis together to fatherhood and why relationships, not wins, will be what they remember most about their skiing careers. Looking for some high-level shop talk with a whole lot of fun thrown in? Don’t miss this episode! 




·      A little bit about what’s up and who’s sponsoring the podcast.

·      Wade introduces his good friend, Marcus, and they take a trip down memory lane, recounting Marcus’ biggest wins and his journey in skiing. 

·      John talks parental figures in skiing and being a ski dad. 

·      Dave and Wade chat about how they met and Dave’s role in creating the A1 ski. 



“When my life changed a few years ago, I realized it was far more about the journey than the destination.” 


“Everybody’s who’s been skiing, at one point has lived at my lake house.” 


“People would ask me what kind of music I listen to, and I would tell them I listen to an eclectic mix, but honestly sometimes I would just spend eight hours in the car thinking about skiing. I’m like the biggest nerd in the world!” 


“I knew that in waterskiing, we were sort of stuck with our knowledge base. There were a lot of things we were doing that I was like, ‘hey man, I’m getting really frustrated.’” 



This episode of the Ski With Wade podcast is probably one of my favorites to date. I got to hang out on my good friend Dave’s back deck in Kirkland, Washington, talking all things skiing with three of my best buddies in the business. Marcus, John, and Dave are truly some of the best guys out there when it comes to water skiing, and I think, just awesome guys in general. I couldn’t wait to talk to each of them about how they’d shaped my own life and career and go through their long list of accomplishmen

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