Name: Chris Mahaney
Hometown: Bangor, ME
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, CO
Best Contest Result: 1st Place Open Class Men's SBX, 2008 USASA National Championships
Name one thing that makes you wake up in the morning with a smile on your face? If you are ready for a hippie answer, the fact that I do wake up every morning. After I got injured this past year and the fact that I might never walk again because my foot was broken in so many places, I realized how much I take for granted. Therefore, I wake up with a smile on my face because I’m simply excited for the day ahead of me, good or bad.
Who inspires you to greatness? Why? Without hesitation I would say my Dad. He pushes me in a unique way that makes me want to get better without him being by my side. I think that I have developed such a strong bond with him as a friend, that I want to show him how thankful I am for everything he has given me by pushing myself because I know that me succeeding will make both of us extremely content.
Who would you be proud to share the podium with? I am proud to share the podium with anyone else who made it up there. In boardercross, whoever makes it up there deserves to be up there and they earned it. However, if I were to pick my ideal podium I would have to say I’d be most proud to share it with two of my idols and friends Seth Wescott and Nick Baumgartner.
What item of clothing at PacSun is on your wishlist? Clothing, I’m not too sure. But definitely I have my eyes on some of those Sabre Poolside Sunglasses.