Olympic downhill skiers to speak in Bend Wednesday

US Ski Team and Olympians, Tommy Ford and Laurenne Ross will speak at Rebound Physical Therapy’s westside location Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. These elite and local ski racers will discuss their experience competing on the world’s stage and the injuries they experience and how they were able to come back and once again place best in the world.

Both athletes have experienced severe injuries in their careers and the psychological battle has been just as tough as the physical. Tommy and Laurenne open up about their challenges and just how hard they worked to make it back to not only skiing in general, but the Olympic Games.

Ross appeared in the 2014 and 2018 Olympic Games, finishing 11th in the downhill at the Sochi games. She’s competed in five world championships and has 28 top 10 finishes in world cup events.

Ford is a nine-time national champion who competed in the giant slalom in the 2010 and 2018 Olympics.

Both call Bend home and are graduates of the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation program.

Rebound’s west location is at 1160 SW Simpson Ave suite 200.

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