Local Mono-Skier Ravi Drugan Wins Bronze at Winter X-Games in Aspen | Bent

Local Mono-Skier Ravi Drugan Wins Bronze at Winter X-Games in Aspen

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Local mono-skier Ravi Drugan took third place in the monoski-cross at the Winter X-Games in Aspen. A Mt. Bachelor season pass holder and sponsored athlete of Oregon Adaptive Sports, Drugan became a double amputee after being hit by a train in 2004 at the age of 15. OAS helped him learn to ski again, and he hasn't looked back.

“I’ve been with them (OAS) since my first day skiing about six years ago. They’re awesome and it’s great support to have them here with me and great to grow with the organization," Drugan told ESPN.

This was Drugan's third time competing at the X-Games. Before the competition, he spoke with the Source:

"At first," Drugan says, "I did not think skiing on one ski was gonna be easy or even much fun." Though, he adds, "But I kept a open mind."

By noon that day, Drugan was hooked. He explains, "After lunch, my dad and I went to the top of Hoodoo and I was skiing black diamonds with my dad; just me and him the rest of the day till last chair."

Read more about his path to the X-Games
in this week's issue of the Source.

And check out this video interview with Drugan following the race.





About The Author

Erin Rook

Erin is the Source Weekly's Associate Editor. Before moving to Bend in 2013, Erin worked as a writer and editor for publications in Portland including PQ Monthly and Just Out. He has also written for the Willamette Week, El Hispanic News, Travel Portland, OUT City, Boston magazine and the Taunton Daily Gazette...

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