Name: Michaela Davis-Meehan
Slopestyle is a new Olympic event. I ride down a mountain and hit a variety of features including rails, boxes and usually three jumps anywhere between 30 and seventy feet. My event is judged on technical difficulty, style, execution and flow. Snowboarding is about much more than the Olympics. It is a lifestyle. In a perfect world my house would have a beach on one side and a mountain on the other.
My name is Michaela Davis-Meehan. I am from Newcastle, NSW. In our summer I am based in Breckenridge Colorado.
I love to ride. My event is Slopestyle. Spinning big jumps, hitting rails. I am on the Australian team and doing the 2012/13 World Cup and aiming for Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, 2014.
When did you start?
I started skiing at 3 years old and then at the age of 8 I figured out that snowboarding was where it's at and did my first competition at the age of 14.
Career highlight or biggest achievement?
Coming back to riding and competing after breaking my back and undergoing 2 surgeries.
What is your dream?
To make snowboarding my career and continue to travel and snowboard for as long as I can.
Who or what have inspired you?
My friends, my family, people who love life.
Who's your hero?
Any other special talents?
I'm a pool shark!
There are too many good movies to have one favourite.
Egg - from Benedict to Brulee
Favourite TV Show?
How the grant will help you/how will you use the money?
It's going to pay for my travel to the World Cups in Czechoslovakia and Sierra Nevada, Spain. These are Olympic qualifying events.
Last words: Quote or Motto you live by?
Just go with it.