One of the main contributing factors to getting my muscles strong, getting my leg back, was largely due to hunting and the fact I spent a whole lot of time walking around uneven terrain."
Meet First Lite Pro Team Member David Wise, a decorated Olympic athlete, bow hunter, and a man pushing his boundaries of self-sufficiency. Born in Reno, Nevada, David learned how to hunt from his father while pursuing mule deer to fill the family freezer. At the age of 18, he decided to pursue the life of becoming a professional skier. It was a grind, and along the way, he developed a mindset of creating balance in his life around the things that matter most to him. As his professional ski career reaches its final chapters with the 2021 X Games and 2022 Winter Olympics, David reflects on what made him successful and how that mindset will determine how he moves forward in his life.
I've been fortunate enough to accomplish a lot of the things I wanted to do. And it's fostered this inability to give up..."
That's what keeps me coming back, the possibility of success... I'm gonna keep coming back until the wheels fall off."