Last week we got the chance to interview our Athlete Ambassador Jonathon Davidson; he has been our longstanding leader in the climbing division of this quarters competition, we were dying to learn more about his climbing journey and ESPECIALLY his recovery from a major wrist injury.
What does being a Primo ambassador mean to you?
To me it means I have a company who believes in my goals for climbing all over the world, while supplying me with the best chalk offered today.
It means I have a whole company showing the world how there product has helped me reach the top of climbs and allowed me to climb hard day to day without down time due to ripped,dry, flaky hands.
I am the face of this company, and I will back them, just like they have me, and my dreams of being a professional climber.
How long have you been climbing?
Around 4 years. I started free climbing sometime in the summer of 2014
What got you into the sport?I would see these rock faces on my hikes, and I got hired to climb trees for trimming in the North East. I was addicted, and rock walls were bigger than trees.
Walk me through a day in the life of Jonathon.
I wake up with a protein shake, rice cake, and some finger boards on my way to the bathroom. Lol.
-I edit and work on videos and public/ social media while I drink my coffee.
I'm starting a 2 month training period so at 11am I'm heading to the climbing gym until 5pm.
I come home eat some dinner and enjoy my evenings with my girlfreind.
I live a normal life. I might be a little crazy and obsessed with climbing these beautiful walls.
I have family days, climbing days more than none, the only difference is I'm devoted to climbing instead of video games and other hobbies the average person does in there free time. Climbing is my life.
In your bio you mention a major fall that impacted your climbing progression, how did you cope with the recovery period, and how did you begin to train differently with your injury in mind?
What essentials do you pack when going on a big climbing trip?
What are your other passions besides climbing?
Primo is starting a new Athlete Ambassador program called #primoathlete.
You can check out all the new Ambassador's we've already onboard at the #primoathlete page.
As part of this program, we'll be giving away cash prizes each quarter, to the top-ranked athlete in each sport.
To level the playing field, our cash prize at the end of each quarter will be awarded based on which Ambassador gets the most unique views on their Athlete page.
Here's a snapshot of the top-performing pages since January 1st, 2017.
Rankings for Q1 2017.
Last updated January 5, 2017 @ 2:30pm
To get more views of your athlete page, be sure to share it with your friends on social media, and mention Primo to your friends and fans.
To get an athlete page of your own, apply here. We're currently looking for more women athletes to join! Do you know any?
We'll be back to update this graph about once a week with current rankings. keep an eye out!
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Check out the unique way we asked her to join our team
And her response
Welcome to the family Sierra!