In honor of Mother’s Day, EO caught up with some of our favorite outdoor athletes who are making their mommas proud!

Mother's Day - Brody

Brody with his mom, sister, and dad.

Athlete: Brody Leven
Age: 28 and a Half
Sport He’s Known For: Adventure Skiing, Type III Fun
Kids of your own? Not that I’m aware of.

What’s something you’ve accomplished that makes your mother proud?
My mom is proud of the fact that 12 years after I moved away from Ohio, I call home nearly every day.

A message for your mom on mother’s day?
Mom–I try my hardest to push my body and mind to make difficult and safe decisions every day in the mountains and in my life. I would never do something that I thought would unreasonably jeopardize my safety. You taught me that. Also, I wish that you and dad would move to SLC so I could live in your basement.

Follow Brody: @brodyleven

Mother's Day - Megan English

Megan and her mom.

Athlete: Megan English
Age: 25
Sport She’s Known For: Pro Ski Patroller at Wolf Creek, Voormi Marketing
Kids of your own?: Nope

What’s something you’ve accomplished that makes your mother proud?
Everyday that I shine as myself always makes her proud! But she’s probably most proud of who I am.

A message for your mom on mother’s day? Thanks mom for all everything you do, and always being there!

Follow Megan: @voormi

Mother's Day - Matti Wade

Matti and his son, Magnus Julius.

Athlete: Matti Wade
Age: 43
Sport He’s Known For:  Former Pro Skier, Ski Racing Judge, Kayaker, Onwer of Ten Mile Creek Kayaks
Kids of Your Own: Magnus Julius, 21 months

What’s something you’ve accomplished that makes your mother proud?
My mom passed away last August and never got to meet my son, Magnus. I think she would be proud seeing the father I’ve become. Going from competing around the world and following fresh snow, to now spending most of my time with my son. Coaching him and other tots at Woodward, introducing him to skiing, and just having him with me at my shop while I work.

A message for your mom on mother’s day?
This is the first mother’s day without my mom and it’s tough. But I miss her and feel her presence.

Follow Matti: TenMileCreekKayaks.com

Mother's Day - Adam Chase

Adam Chase showing us how snowshoeing is done.

Athlete: Adam Chase
Age: 50
Sport He’s Known For: Ultra-Distance Trail Running
Kids of Your Own: Two sons, Noah and David. I’m extremely proud of both.

What’s something you’ve accomplished that makes your mother proud?
My mother is your classic Jewish mother. That means that she will never say the words, “I’m so proud of you, son.”

Editors note: Adam was recently inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame…and we’re pretty proud! 

A message for your mom on mother’s day?
I may not be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States but my table manners and grammar are outstanding. And I love you.

Follow Adam: @adamwchase

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our mothers! As outdoor enthusiasts, we know we can be a bit of a handful, but we appreciate your patience and unconditional love! We’re proud to call you our moms!