Vital's B Practice Podcast - Frida Rønning 0

Jason Schroeder, Austin Hackett-Klaube, Dakotah Norton, and Tanner Stephens sit down with professional downhill racer Frida Rønning to discuss her 2022 season.

Welcome back to another episode of Vital's B Practice Podcast! In this episode, we chatted with professional downhill racer Frida Rønning. Originally from Norway, Frida became part of the #USDH scene after moving stateside for college and now resides in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she is working towards her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. On top of pursuing her education, she has chased World Cup racing for the past several years, and 2022 marked Frida's first season on a properly supported team - The Union

We had a great time chatting with Frida and discovering how she balances school, racing, and continuing to live in the U.S., how she got into downhill racing, and what it was like transitioning from privateer support to racing for a legitimate World Cup team. We then broke down the crash that ended Frida's season and left her with a lengthy concussion recovery. Concussions are, unfortunately, a part of mountain biking, but the information surrounding rehab and healing is limited. We gained a ton of helpful insight from Frida's experience and recovery, and hopefully, anyone dealing with post-concussion symptoms finds this episode useful.

Thank you, Frida, for taking the time to chat with us, and we can't wait to cheer you on next season! 


After supporting our Inside Line podcast series for years, Maxxis has stepped up to also sponsor the B Practice Podcast moving forward. That's right; enough of you enjoy listening to us ramble about bikes and racing that we are starting to move up in the podcast world. Hopefully, now we can get Dakotah a hotspot for his potato phone and invest in some real mics. No promises. 

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