Name: Makayla Tierney
Stance: 15, -12 (22 ½)
How many years have you been in competitive snowboarding?
What club and or snowboard camps have you participated with in the past?
Stratton Mountain School and Green Mountain Snowboard Team
Who were your past coaches?
Ian Kirk, Dave Redden, Scotty Johnston, Raschid Joyce, Ron Chiodi, Ross Powers
What is your strongest/favorite discipline in your snowboarding?
My favorite is slope style, but strongest is probably bx even though I haven’t done a lot of it. I want to start doing it more.
Results from last season?
5th Boreal Rev Tour BX
8th Copper Rev Tour pipe
6th Rev Tour Hood Slope style
5th Open Class Nationals BX
5th Open class nationals pipe
What are your sponsors and or hook-ups?
GNU, Snug Life
• Off snow in 2008- broken leg
• 2009 2nd BX Nationals
• 2009 2nd Slope style Nationals
• 2009 2nd Pipe Nationals
• 2009 5th Pipe Rev Tour Sugerloaf
• 2009 5th Slope Rev Tour Sugerloaf
• Off snow for a season (2009/10)- broken leg
• 8th Copper Rev Tour Pipe 2010
• 6th Rev Tour Hood Slope style 2010
• 5th Boreal Rev Tour BX 2011
• 5th Open Class Nationals BX
• 5th Open Class Nationals pipe
What is your workout/stretch routine in the past?
Currently I am doing a core routine for my physical therapy for the herniated disc in my back. It just involves activating my Transverse Abdominus to stabilize my back. I’ve also just been doing some leg and arm strength in the mean time.
What are your goals for the season?
Once I am healed from my back injury and physical therapy all goes well, I am hoping to get a lot done this year. First, I want to get all my tricks from last year back. I want to change my frontside spins in pipe to be more inverted and I want to change my cab 7 in pipe. I would like to learn front 7’s in pipe, and get back 5s back. I just want to put together a run that I can consistently land. In slope I want to learn front 5s, back 5s, cab 3s and 5s and start spinning switch back. I also want to get much more tricks on rails. This year I want to compete a minimum amount due to my recent injury, and focus on staying healthy and really progressing for the following years.
Why are you STOKED to be on the USASA SNOWBOARD TEAM?
USASA is a really good program. I’m stoked to work with this team and I really like everyone on it. I think its cool to have something like this to help in snowboarding.