Karina Nowlan was, and still probably is, one of the best female water skiers that ever lived. But over the past few years, her life (and career) have taken a bit of an unsuspecting turn.

I had the chance to catch up with Karina and see what she’s been up to, and maybe find out a bit of what she’s got planned for the future. In this episode we talked about the following:Won

Won her first pro event in 2008

2009 MC Pro Tour Champion
Co-World Record Holder
2 US Masters
2 Bronze medals at World Championships
Junior World championship tournament record holder…and Jump Champion

-lake life…what are the most memorable moments in your life or career?
-Why did you ski?
-Why do you ski now?
-top 2 coaching tips for skiers trying to progress
-CrossFit: How you got introduced to it, and how its changed your life?
-What are you doing now?: — startup company…out of vancouver. #BeautifulTough
-Moomba?…why did you ski? what did it feel like skiing with your sister?
-Future: will you get back into skiing?
-How has your mindset evolved or changed over the past few years?

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Coming at you from a different angle this week, with 3 folks that are well versed in the ways of fitness, specifically CrossFit.

Brooke Ence is a CrossFit Games competitor, and she’s twice as strong as you’ll ever be.  Her husband, Marston, works for CrossFit Media, was an Olympic hopeful, and is the most funny least assuming person you’ll ever meet.  Tommy Marquez is producer for CrossFit Media, a host on the CrossFit Games update shows and a wealth of knowledge and wisdom.

Getting to sit down with these 3 for 30 min was a treat.  Some of the topics we discussed are below:

-Lake Life
-Lake Powell
-Brooke Ence – CrossFit Games, Wonder Woman, Good Morning America
-Bad Moustaches
-Water Skiing and CrossFit
-Olympic Luge
-CrossFit Games
-Overcoming Challenges
-Common threads between CrossFit and Lake Life
 
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Italian Pro Skier and Sports Psychology PhD Student Matteo Luzzeri is my guest this week, and we get to talk about some pretty sweet stuff. Mainly, stuff that not only applies to sports (water skiing and others) but also to life.

We get to talk about youth and teen skiing (and sports in general) and maybe some of the things you can do as a child (and parent) to stay stoked on life and keep from getting burned out. We want people to stay in water sports for life, so we cover some things that might help kids and parents keep things from getting too serious, too early on.

Matteo is smart, much smarter than I am…but he has a great ability to keep complex concepts simple, so everyone can understand.

So, he may end up being our “FlowPoint Professor” and we might have him on here every couple months.

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In this episode I got to sit down with HO Skis Vice President Dave Wingerter, 5-Time World Champion and ski designer Bob LaPoint & Head Design Engineer Jeff Shaw. Got to talk about some very water ski specific concepts and processes....so if you start feeling tired, please pull over and change the station. Thanks

Cooper Marley

Cooper Marley is 12. He is the son of Comedian Bob Marley, and he’s also a die hard water skier….I think he might actually love it more than I do!!

Coop had a school project for a class, on the topic of Changemakers, so he decided to call me up. Why?…I dunno. As humans, there is an innate desire to do what we can to make the world a better place. We wanna leave it better than we found it. But most people don’t have any idea how to accomplish that. There’s no “right way” and there’s not really a road map to follow. I am one of those “most people”, as I’m still trying to figure out how to become a change maker. But, Cooper is 12, and I’d say he’s well on his way.

This is a phone conversation between Cooper in Maine, and me in California, so the audio is not ideal, but I think its more than good enough.

Let me know what you think of this episode, and what you might want to see more of down the road!