Sports Babe of the Day: Hana Beaman, Professional American Snowboarder
If you ever watched the X Games or love the sport of snowboarding, you will need no introduction to our next babe. Hana Beaman has been hitting the slops on a competitive level for the past 25 years. Yes, you read that correctly, Hana has been competitive snowboarder for 25 years! The snowboard extraordinaire has competed in numerous X-Games, Roxy Chicken Jams and Burton US Opens and has consistent top 10 rankings in international competitions. She has graced many magazine covers over the years, had a series of webisodes for Snowboarder Magazine in 2011 and has been sponsored by everyone from Nixon to Rockstar, etc. Beaman primarily competes in slopestyle events and is constantly working on new tricks to add to her already impressive trick list. She has a clear love for the outdoors and unlike most of us, learning to snowboard was as standard for her as learning to ride a bike is for the rest of us. No wonder she dominates the slopes everytime she hits them. So lets get to know this snowboarding champ.
21 Questions with Hana Beaman
1.If you weren’t snowboarding for a living, what would you be doing?
Hiking around in the woods somewhere… who knows.
2.Do you have any unusual talents?
Not really, but I am a killer thrifter and home decorator.
3.What is something you can tell us that no one else knows about you?
I’m good at keeping secrets.
4.How did you get into snowboarding?
My parents got me into it when I was six; it was just kind of like riding a bike or learning to swim. I don’t really remember learning.
5.What other sports did you play growing up?
I tried to do everything I could from tennis, softball, MTN biking, ski racing, swimming, hiking, wake boarding and surfing.
6.What is your favorite trick that you performed?
7.Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Not really, I just try to be rested and not hungover, hahaha.
8.What is your most memorable accomplishment?
I would say this last year has been a great far for me in general. I was really happy with a lot of things that happened this year, including trying my first double cork, a cab 9 and a back 7 over the Baker road gap.
9.Who is your favorite athlete?
10.What is the one thing you wished your followers knew about you?
My insatgram name is hibeams
11.Who is your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
I don’t twitter, tried for a month or two and just wasn’t into it.
12.What’s the funniest/craziest thing you have done to get someone’s attention?
Hmm, I don’t think I have done anything crazy.
13. If you could trade places with someone for one day, who would it be and why?
Madonna, because she is the queen.
14.There are a ton of inspirational sports quotes out there. What is your favorite one and is there a motto you live by?
“Decide that you want it more than you’re afraid of it” – Bill Cosby, “you don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward,” and “the best is yet to come.”
15.If we looked in your fridge right now, what would we find?
Condiments, haha… and maybe some sake.
16.What is your go to snack?
Chips and nuts.
17.Who has been the biggest inspiration in your life?
My parents, and friends, and especially Travis Rice.
18. You have had quite a career, what else do you wish to accomplish in your career?
I would like to land a double cork and win X-games gold in Real Women this season.
19. A lot of our followers have crushes on you so they are dying to know if you are single, taken, or locked down?
20. How do you want to be remembered?
As a good person, who followed their dreams.
21.Who would you like to see features on Sports Babe of the Day?
Robin Van Gyn, Leanne Pelosi, Megan Ginter, Erin Comstock, and Gabi Viteri
I know every single one of our male readers is currently upset Hana is taken however there is no reason why you can’t enjoy her pictures on Instagram so make sure to give her a follow at Hibeams. We wish Hana will get her twitter back so we can keep up with her and the latest tricks she will be trying on the slopes. But for now, there you have it, 21 questions with Hana Beaman! Stay Babely!
(Feature and Interview by Paulina Strzelec, @PaulinaElvira on Twitter)
(Photo Credit: NixonNow.com and Instagra @Hibeams)
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