4 episodes

Welcome to The Happy Podcast!

I'm Ava. :)

I'm an 12-year old mogul skier from Vail Colorado, & I want to be the FIRST black skier to ever win an Olympic gold medal in skiing.

Check out the Happy Podcast - where I talk to some of the best skiers in the nation!

Also, don't forget to check out my swag! You can find my store at: AvaKeenan.com

The Happy Podcast Ava Keenan

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Welcome to The Happy Podcast!

I'm Ava. :)

I'm an 12-year old mogul skier from Vail Colorado, & I want to be the FIRST black skier to ever win an Olympic gold medal in skiing.

Check out the Happy Podcast - where I talk to some of the best skiers in the nation!

Also, don't forget to check out my swag! You can find my store at: AvaKeenan.com

    Happy Podcast #04: Mikael Kingsbury

    Happy Podcast #04: Mikael Kingsbury

    Welcome to Episode 4 of the Happy Podcast!



    My guest for this episode is none other than the most accomplished mogul skier of all time: Mikael Kingsbury.



    Mikael is a ten-time FIS Freestyle World Cup title-holder for overall moguls and nine-time title-holder for overall freestyle.



    He also owns the records for Most Men's Moguls World Cup titles and Overall Freestyle World Cup titles



    And if this list of achievements isn't long enough...



    Mikael won the Olympic silver medal in 2014 and 2022, and won the gold medal in men's moguls at the 2018 Pyongyang Winter Olympics.



    Listen to Mikael & I talk about our mutual love of mogul skiing, how to stay motivated throughout the season, the importance of taking breaks, and our definitions of happiness!



    If you would like to learn more about me & the podcast, check out my website @ www.avakeenan.com

    • 49 min
    Happy Podcast #03: Nick Page

    Happy Podcast #03: Nick Page

    Welcome to Episode 3 of the Happy Podcast!



    My guest for this episode is none other than US Olympian & World Cup Champion Mogul Skier: Nick Page.



    Nick was the youngest man to ever win a NORAM event at only 16 years old— narrowly edging out legend Jeremy Bloom by just a few months.



    He holds the all-time record for the highest degree of difficulty run ever competed in a moguls competition.



    And in 2022, Nick became the first American man to win a World Cup moguls event in almost a decade.



    Listen to Nick & I talk about our mutual love of mogul skiing, the difficulties of competing at a young age, how to maintain discipline in order to succeed at the highest levels, and our definitions of happiness!



    If you would like to learn more about me & the podcast, check out my website @ www.avakeenan.com

    • 47 min
    Happy Podcast #02: Jaelin Kauf

    Happy Podcast #02: Jaelin Kauf

    Welcome to Episode 2 of the Happy Podcast!

    My guest for this episode is none other than Olympic Silver Medalist, Jaelin Kauf.

    Jaelin is the fastest woman on the moguls World Cup circuit. She finished the last four seasons ranked in the top 5 in the world. She competed for the United States at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships 2017 in Sierra Nevada, Spain, where she won a bronze medal in dual moguls. Two years later, Jaelin won a silver at the 2019 World Championships in dual moguls.

    Her most notable and recent achievement so far, she won the silver medal in freestyle moguls at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics!

    Outside of Skiing, Jaelin is involved with The Women’s Sports Foundation, an organization that advocates for women and girls in sport to reach their highest potential.

    • 46 min
    Happy Podcast #01: Tess Johnson

    Happy Podcast #01: Tess Johnson

    Welcome to the first episode of the Happy Podcast!

    My guest for this episode is none other than Olympic Mogul Skier, Tess Johnson.

    She became the youngest skier at the time to ever to make the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team at 14 years old. Several years later, Tess won her first World Cup in Japan and skied in the 2018 Winter Olympics as one of the six 17-year-olds on Team USA.

    In 2019, she skied to two World Cup podiums as well as a bronze medal in the 2019 World Championships. In 2021 she was part of the first USA Dual Moguls Sweep at Deer Valley placing 3rd, and helped her team earn the 2020-21 World Cup Nations Cup.

    And this past season she skied to two World Cup Singles podiums and won both Singles and Duals US National Championships. She is currently ranked 5th in the world at just 21 years old.

    • 49 min

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