Skier Annalisa Drew was named to the US Olympic team just two weeks before the Sochi Games. It was the culmination of thousands of hours of jumps, spins, and “getting air.”
“I was speechless when I got the call from Coach Verge,” recalled Annalisa. “I really couldn’t talk.”
Today Annalisa competes in the halfpipe, which is all about hang time and acrobatics, things she learned skiing with her dad Bob and family at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire. Bob is the President of Auto Use, a tenant of Brickstone Square, a one million-square-foot business campus in Andover. Brickstone owner Pearlmark Real Estate Partners and leasing agent JLL produced a banner for Building 100 in support of Annalisa, Bob and family.
Annalisa made a name for herself at the 2013 X Games in Aspen. There she debuted her flashy move called “1260,” which is spinning 3-1/2 times in the air. It turned heads and made history as she became the first woman to attempt the move in competition.
“I’m on cloud nine right now,” she said from Sochi. “I’m competing with no expectations other than to do my best and land my jumps. After that anything can happen.”
Yes anything can happen and often does. Good luck Annalisa.