My name is Kaylee. I am a junior here. Also, a Communications major and Business minor. I have been extremely fortunate enough to always have been involved in sports. I am the oldest of six children and we were all involved in at least one club, sport, or activity of some type ALL year. I was involved in dance, softball, basketball, some volleyball, and did some on and off MMA sparring/wrestling during high school with friends. I just got into downhill mountain bike free riding and have been riding dirt bikes and quads my whole life.
Already this class has made me realize that I don’t actually see women sports on television and how skewed mediasport really is.
My sport that I am going to focus on is downhill mountain biking. I chose this sport because as I previously mentioned, I actually have gotten involved with the sport (kind of unwillingly). My boyfriend and a lot of his friends are in this sport and while my boyfriend only started riding a few weeks before I started, he already has a large skill lead on me. I want to learn more about the sport and how to be a part of it. This is a fast growing sport, it’s worldwide, there are amazing tricks and history being made already, and there are so many cultural variations that it is really interesting to see. Maybe I can convince my boyfriend to take me traveling so we can experience new places while doing what we enjoy.