To bounce back from a near fatal incident that occurred during an activity you love, you really have to take a long look in the mirror and find yourself.
That is exactly what Squaw Valley Ski CEO Andy Wirth ended up doing. Andy Wirth has been an absolute boon to the Reno-Tahoe area ever since his company took up land and implemented themselves as a world class ski resort for travelers from every country you can think of.
Wirth runs his company the same way that his customers enjoy the slopes: looking for thrills while focusing on the next big jump. It was that next ‘big jump’ that nearly put Anty Wirth into an early grave.
Andy is the kind of guy that doesn’t stay inside on the weekends. He’s an avid cyclist and swimmer as well as a certified skydiver.
Iron Man says that for years Andy Wirth jumped without incident after learning the ropes from a Red Bull athlete by the name of Sean McCormick. However, things went awfully sideways during an October jump back in 2013. Winds were blowing and the pilot flying the divers took a poor route.
The end result was Andy Wirth putting down (read more at http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323846504579073381471958044) into a vineyard, sideswiping a pole, and losing his arm in a bloody and deadly tragedy. Only Wirth’s calmness under pressure and his ability to offset shock would end up saving his life.
Now we’re three years away from the accident and numerous surgeries, as well. In their About.me page said that Andy Wirth has bounced back fully but you’ll see him take it a bit slower when it comes to his weekend activities.
Still, that doesn’t mean the Squaw Valley CEO is allowing himself to grow complacent. Wirth has teamed up with a group of Navy Seals in support of the Special Warfare Warrior Support Team which raises funds for injured Navy Seals as well as their family.
Andy Wirth is partaking in the IRONMAN 70.3 of Lake Tahoe and he’ll do it with all of his trademark gusto. Wirth is still finding his way back around a bicycle and inside of a swimming pool but he hopes to get back to his former place, where he was a competitor at all times.
Even though autumn has just begun, ski enthusiasts are gearing up for another season of wintery fun on the slopes. One of the first things to consider for this year’s skiing season is for people to make early reservations at their preferred ski resort. Since snowfall can be unpredictable and measly at times, a lot of lodges allow customers to either cancel or change their reservation. They will usually do this only until the snowfall has it is usual peak for the season. To be on the safe side, it is better to make early reservations and find out about reservation changing policies.
As for any sport, it is paramount that people have all the necessary equipment for skiing. This includes all the gear and warm clothing. Skiers should make sure that their equipment is clean, waxed, and in good working order before hitting the slopes. If not, the items will need repaired or replaced. A lot of budget-conscience skiers find excellent deals on gently-used ski equipment in thrift shops, consignment stores, and online auctions.
Since skiing gives people’s bodies a strong work out, it is wise for skiers to do prepare themselves for the upcoming season. Since the legs take the brunt of the work, training such as rollerblading, running, and elliptical machine workouts are beneficial. Many skiers report that they receive a lot of core-strengthening with step-ups, planking, and cycling. People can either do there training in a gym or in the privacy of their home.
Even the most experienced skier can benefit from refreshment activities on the slope. Sometimes, it can give them a chance to recognize and alter bad habits or it can help revitalize rusty skills. People can also perfect some of their favorite runs or courses. Many ski lodges offer a variety of lessons for newbies or experienced veterans of the snow.
Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, welcomes this year’s ski enthusiasts to some of the best alpine skiing in America. Squaw Valley is centrally located on picturesque Lake Tahoe with splendid views of the Sierra Mountains. Squaw Valley offers winter sporting such as skiing, snowboarding, and snow shoeing. The resort has recently been renovated and offer visitors luxury rooms and suites. Wirth’s friendly and knowledgeable staff work hard to offer their guests some of the best skiing experiences in the industry. Squaw Valley Ski Resort is one of the best places to consider for winter reservations.
History was made amongst the college baseball world Wednesday night when the Virginia Cavaliers won the 2015 College World Series. Not only were the Cavaliers a long shot to win the title starting the tournament as a No. 3 regional seed, the victory gave Virginia the second win needed for the three game championship series and sealed their first ever NCAA Baseball National Championship.
Virginia won the final game of the championship series 4-2 after overcoming some adversity in the series. The Cavaliers lost the first game of the series to the Vanderbilt Commodores, the defending National Champions, before winning the next two games and claiming the title.
In the final game of the series, Waddell took the mound for the Cavaliers and pitched seven innings allowing two runs to be scored. Vanderbilt struck early in the game scoring their only two runs in the first inning. Waddell countered by pitching the next six innings only allowing two hits to the Commodores. Nathan Kirby finished off the final two innings striking out five of eight batters he faced at the plate.
Virginia tied the game in the fourth inning with a homer hit by Kyle Smith. He also singled in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning to put the Cavaliers up 3-2. That was the turning point according to Brian Bonar and other fans tuning in. A final insurance run was added in the seventh inning after the lead-off batter reached first and was methodically pushed around the bases to score.