Crystal Wright | JH Summer Athlete Team
Crystal Wright is a professional skier, but this true Jackson Hole local is equally active in the summertime. As owner of her own gym (Wright Training), Crystal knows the value of cross training and year-round activity as well as anybody. When not in the gym, Crystal brings her fitness to rodeo, mountain biking, rafting and climbing as well.
In Crystal's Words:
"I grew up on a ranch from when I was 5 years old on so I always loved horses. I started doing horses shows and rodeo at age 6. At that age you are fearless and I loved to go fast! I loved the sport of rodeo and being around all different kinds of people. I rodeoed all through high school and college. Now I love participating in the local Jackson Rodeo on Wednesdays and Saturday nights."
"I compete in Breakaway roping and Barrel racing"
"I think my favorite event is barrel racing. There is nothing like running full speed into an area on a horse and having to make tight turns around 3 barrels!"
"With my lifestyle now it is hard to practice as much. I try to rope a hay bale or a roping dummy 4x a week. I also ride my horses and practice with them about 4x a week. I work on roping off my horse Katie and patterning my horse fiddle on the barrels. Practice is so important and keeping the horses and myself strong are also important."