LifeProof Limelight: Erik “The Flying Fish” Fisher — Alpine Skiing

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Erik “The Flying Fish” Fisher not only a two-time Olympian, World Cup champion skier, entrepreneur, extremely motivated athlete but also a LifeProof sponsored athlete!

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The road to the Olympics is never an easy one. Before reaching this career high, Fisher persevered through many injuries and set-backs but his motto “Never Quit!” has pushed him through it.

Fisher began skiing at the age of 3 in Idaho and instantly was hooked to the sport and speed. He began racing at the age of 7 with the Bogus Basin Ski Racing Alliance. After moving around during his youth, he came back to Idaho and became a Junior Olympic medalist and Junior National medalist. After high school he joined the Rowmark Ski Academy and after 10 years of work was named to USA Ski Team, developmental squad.

In 2007 Fisher injured his ACL and took a year off to fully recover. The following year Fisher was ranked within the Top 30 in the world, set 2 US Skit Team records and assisted to put 5 Americans in the top 10. He then reached his life-long goal being named to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Team. Unfortunately, a crash during a race in France left him with a broken wrist and hand, leaving him unable to compete. After this crushing defeat, Fisher also dealt with multiple knee injuries forcing him to stay out of two World Cup seasons. After regaining his strength and competing his way back to the top, Fisher won two FIS downhill races and finished in the top 30 during the 2013-2014 World Cup season.

In addition to his incredible athleticism he also a founder of Skodeo.com, an online classifieds for new and used sporting equipment. And, that is how he lives LifeProof.

Highlights:

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games, DNS
  • 2013-14 Val Gardena World Cup, 13th (downhill)
  • 2011-12 Chamonix World Cup I, 12th (downhill)
  • 2011-12 Chamonix World Cup II, 12th (downhill)
  • 2011 National Championships, 3rd (downhill)
  • 2009 National Championships, 2nd (downhill)
  • 2008-09 Val Gardena World Cup, 7th (downhill)
  • 2008-09 Kitzbuehel World Cup, 11th (downhill)
  • 2007 National Championships, 2nd (downhill)
  • 2005 Junior World Championships, bronze (downhill)
  • 19-time Nor-Am Cup top-three finisher (2005-08, 2011)

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