Get Joanna Dzierzawski to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi!
Hello! My name is Joanna Dzierzawski, but people call me PNut. I grew up in Chicago, Illinois and I started skiing at Wilmot, Wisconsin when I was 3 years old. I come from a family of skiers. Both my Dad and Grandpa started skiing in Poland when they were 3 years old. Today, my Grandpa is 91 years old and still skis in Michigan; My dad recently stopped racing, but he’s 64 and continues to ski as much as he can!
I started to split my time between skiing and snowboarding in my teens. At the time, I played volleyball in high school and club, but my senior year, I didn’t get accepted to a higher level club team. At first, I was disappointed, but this made me turned my passion to snowboarding; Everything happens for a reason, right? I graduated high school half a semester early and came out to Tahoe to ride/visit a friend; my visit, turned into a permanent vacation! It was the most amazing decision I’ve ever made and snowboarding has become my life, my passion.
I am so thankful for the direction my life has gone and that I am able to follow my dreams; It has brought me to some beautiful places, I have met some of the most amazing and inspiring people, and I’ve had so many wonderful experiences and memories; all thanks to snowboarding & the support I’ve received.
2011/2012 I had a great competition season. First, I won the Nike Chosen event at my home mountain, Heavenly; Next I went to my first Grand Prix event, in Mammoth which I took 1st place in. In March I went to Utah for the Dew Tour Championships where I podiumed in 3rd place, finished up with a 6th place finish at the Burton US Open in Vermont. These results qualified me as 1 of 5 girls who were guaranteed spots in the World Cups for the 2012/2013 season, which are the Olympic Qualifiers!
There are just two more Olympic qualifying events left, which is why I am asking for your support! I’m currently in Summit County, Colorado where I am training for the first World Cup event in December. So far training has been going great and I’m so excited! The second event is in Stoneham, Canada in January; Shortly after Stoneham, they will announce who will be invited, to compete in the 1st, Snowboard Slopestyle event at the 2014 Winter Olympices in Sochi, Russia; so please, keep your fingers crossed and spread the word!
Special Thanks to my Dad, family, friends, and sponsors: Polish Snowboard Team, SkiTest Krakow Klub, Heavenly Mountain, Arnette Goggles, Phunkshunwear, Bern Helmets, Tahoe Trail Bar, Push Fitness, Sports Performance Chiropractic, Garden of Life, Pow Gloves, 686, Ride Snowboards, Shoreline of Tahoe, and Shred Betties! Also, I’d like to thank you for all YOUR support!
Your donation will help me get to these events, focus on training, and make it to Sochi! Thanks for your help, positive vibes, and please remember everything helps! Please share with your friends and spread the word.