CORONA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Get the real story of the history-making X Games gold medal run that practically never ever took place! Monster Energy is happy to reveal the release of “Nerve”, a brand-new video documentary including a real story about American freeski phenom and two-time X Games gold medalist Colby Stevenson.
Released today to international audiences throughout Monster Energy’s social networks channels, the ten-minute video reveals the 24-year-old U.S. Freeski Team rider from Park City, Utah, conquering distressing brain injury and rehab after a near-career ending auto accident in 2016.
“My whole dream, everything was over. I might not ever be the same again, but I always had hope,” stated Stevenson, who dominated to make X Games history and win 2 2020/21 FIS Freeski Crystal Globes, in the brand-new documentary. “Before the crash, I did not see how lucky I was. Once it was all taken away, I started seeing the beauty in the little things. I started to be grateful.”
Produced by Monster Energy, “Nerve” was composed and directed by expert freeski professional athlete and filmmaker Clayton Vila. Mixing archival video from Stevenson’s profession with honest interviews, the documentary is offered now to expect complimentary on YouTube here.
After stepping on skis prior to the age of 2, Stevenson ended up being consumed with freestyle snowboarding throughout his youth and teenage years. Building his skillset in halfpipe and slopestyle, the Park City regional quickly turned heads on the amateur circuit. “I skied every day, all winter long. All I wanted to do was go fast, catch air, and learn new tricks,” stated Stevenson in the documentary.
His enormous bag of techniques and fondness for development landed Stevenson welcomes to Grand Prix Olympic certifying occasions and significant competitors series at age 15. Competing versus the greatest names on the circuit, the prodigy made an area on the U.S. Freeski Team in 2015 and appeared headed for the huge phase: The X Games and Winter Olympics. But his world shattered in May 2016 when, on an eleven-hour drive from Mount Hood resort, Stevenson dropped off to sleep at the wheel and diverted off the roadway.
The talented skier suffered several skull fractures in the crash and medical professionals had little expect a complete healing, not to mention freestyle snowboarding on an expert level. Over the coming months, Stevenson sustained vertigo and memory issues, however revealed the will to power through the experience. After just 2 months, he was not just able to stroll once again however ride his bike, asking medical professionals: “When can I ski again?”
Although his medical group provided Stevenson the thumbs-up to resume training, more fights were ahead. After all, finishing physical rehabilitation is something; landing huge aerials and backflips over a snow park ramp is a completely various ballgame. Speaking on the experience of landing his very first techniques after healing, Stevenson stated in the documentary: “I cannot tell you the rush I had. I never felt so much gratitude in my life. I was weaker, but I still had the muscle memory… It’s not over!”
As it ended up, Stevenson was simply beginning. Only 8 months after the near-fatal crash, Stevenson won his career-first FIS World Cup at Seiseralm, Italy, in January 2017. From there, he made a ticket to satisfy his youth dream: Competing at Winter X Games, the world’s greatest phase in action winter season sports.
The rest is freeski history: In his launching at X Games Aspen 2020, the Monster Energy professional athlete attained what no other X Games novice had actually carried out in the occasion’s twenty-year history: After winning the Ski Knuckle Huck competitors, Stevenson ended up being the very first novice in X Games history to claim Ski Slopestyle gold. Since then, he has actually made vital honor for his progressive IGNITE video part and ended his 2021 season with a first-place Slopestyle surface in the last at the U.S. Grand Prix World Cup, in addition to the FIS Slopestyle and Overall Freeski Crystal Globe prizes.
The secret to success? “The crash taught me life lessons that make me a better person and ultimately make me a better competitor,” stated Stevenson in the documentary.
But enough spoilers! Experience Stevenson’s motivating journey from catastrophe to individual victory today. Viewers can go on the internet and watch “Nerve” on YouTube here.
“Nerve” was composed and directed by Monster Energy professional athlete and filmmaker Clayton Vila. After maturing on Block Island, New England, Vila developed a profession as a professional freeskier on the strength of self-published online videos, consisting of 2008’s “Clayton Vila Shreds Block Island”. Vila’s launching as a filmmaker, the documentary “For Lack of Better”, amassed honors as Film of the Year at the Powder Awards in 2015. He got an X Games bronze medal for his freeski efficiency in the 2016 Real Ski video competitors. Vila produces commercials and movies through his production business, Greenpoint Pictures.
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