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Olympic athlete and dad David Wise shares on parenting, family and free skiing

Olympic athlete David Wise
Publicity still- used by permission

The Sochi Olympics 2014 are just weeks away, but Free Style Skier David Wise still finds time for family. This year freestyle skiing makes it's debut at the Winter Olympics and David and his whole family will be there. In the meantime he took some time out of his busy scheduled to share with the Houston Family Examiner some thoughts on parenting, family and freestyle skiing.

Watch our video interview and get his answers to:

  • How does a busy Olympic athlete make time for family?
  • His advice for parents of precocious children on how to handle their aspiring athlete..
  • What he hopes to see for the future of freestyle skiing.
  • And, he shares with us some fun facts about the Pampers Game Day Sweepstakes.

David has been an athlete his entire life. After entering his first Halfpipe and Big Air competitions at age 12, there was no turning back. David won his first Junior Olympic title in both Big Air and Halfpipe at age 13 and has been turning heads ever since. In 2008 David kicked off his professional skiing career with a host of podium and top five finishes capped off with a win in Superpipe at the 2009 World Skiing Invitational. That summer David made skiing history by being the first person to ever perform a double corked 1260 in the Halfpipe. Following an injured season in 2009/2010 David made his mark on the 2010/2011 season by ending up ranked 4th in the World in Halfpipe by the AFP ( and receiving an invitation to be a part of the first ever US Freeskiing Team.

The Pampers Game Day Sweepstakes is a fun way to show off your budding athlete's game day face. The event begins February 3rd and gives parents the chance to upload their baby’s best “game face” to create sharable custom memes and memories (viral internet photo or video) while vying for an exciting grand prize. Pampers and Proctor and Gamble are one of the official sponsors of the Sochi Olympics.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Sochi 2014 Olympics. You can get the full competition schedule online and learn more about the teams and individuals that will be competing in the first ever free style skiing Olympic competition.

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