Tweet Your Face Off With Jen Hudak

@JenHudak has been on fire recently. Two X Games victories in 2010, a whole bunch of Under Armour commercials, and she now has a pet peacock. We were lucky enough to sit down with her for a #TYFO. Click the link for the answer to the question: “Who-Dat Girl?”

Bio: 23 year old Jen Hudak won her first halfpipe competition in 2003 and as been honing her craft ever since. Self described as an “environmentally-friendly, nerdy, loud, people-loving jock,” Hudak went off in 2010. In January she won Superpipe gold at the X Games in Aspen, then in March she took her skis to Tignes, France and won gold at the inaugural Winter X Games Europe. Over the last 6 years she has 5 podium finishes at the X Games and 3 at the Dew Tour. She is one of the only women throwing a 900 in the pipe and will be a force to reckon with for years to come.

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Let’s get this #TYFO show on the road. Joining us today is 2010 Winter X Double Gold Medalist (US &Europe) @JenHudak

 

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@JenHudak Just for the record, unlike Chris Bosh, you will not need surgery after we #TYFO

 

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We’ve got some @skullcandy, @Under_Armor, & Deceive prizes to give away, so keep asking Qs for a chance to win

 

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Q: On a scale of 1-10, how awesome is the movie Face-Off?

Jen Hudak
A: haha! I’d say 11. (Ed. Note: The scale has been shattered.)

Jen Hudak
A: Re: Face-Off – It would be sweet to spend a day in the life of someone completely unlike you!

 

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Q: You won TWO X Games Gold Medals this year (US & Europe). How did you spend your winnings?

Jen Hudak
A: Most of the money I put in savings, but the rest I’m spending fixing up the house that my sister and I bought in Salt Lake!

 

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Q: So if you were in Face-Off, who would you switch places with that was completely unlike you?

Jen Hudak
A: I think I’d try out the life of a movie star… I want to see what is soooo great and what is soooo not great about their life

 

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Q from @skullcandy: What’s your pre competition pump up song?

Jen Hudak
A: in Aspen it was Lady Gaga’s “Eh, Eh” and in Europe it was Eve’s “Who’s that Girl” but it all depends on the mood I’m in!

Jen Hudak
A: (cont.) Some days I need to pump myself up and some days I need to calm myself down… music helps a lot!

 

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@tuckerperkins once said, & I quote, “Jen Hudak has disgusting hematomas.” We know that is not true. Tell us something about him

 

Jen Hudak

A: I do have a pretty bad hematoma on my left hip, but tucker travels with tanning oil and likes to bake in the sun on ski trips!

 

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Q: One of your favorite movies is Across the Universe. What is your favorite Beatles song?

Jen Hudak
A: My go-to seems to be “Revolution”, but “A Hard Day’s Night” is a great song too!

 

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Q from @Ridertech: Where is your favorite place to ride?

Jen Hudak
A: I love riding Buttermilk’s pipe esp. on a sunny spring day. But on a pow day Alta takes the cake!

 

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Q: What would you call a reality show about your life?

Jen Hudak
A: Gooood question. Probably “Who-Dat Girl?” just to play off my name. The names of those shows need to be cheesy 😉

 

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Q from @thedewtour: Read that you took a job waitressing one summer. What’s the perfect meal to eat before a competition?

Jen Hudak
A: I was a vegetarian for almost 5 years, so I like to eat a lot of veggies, but some good protein satisfies me the night before

Jen Hudak
A: (cont.) but I also need to have my carbs so I won’t be hungry 20 minutes after I eat…Chicken rice and veggies gets it done

 

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Q: If you owned a Delorean, where and when would you travel to?

Jen Hudak
A: Does it actually travel back in time? (Ed. Note: Yes it does. 1.1 gigawatz!) I would want to go follow Howard Hughes around

Jen Hudak
A: (Cont.) that man accomplished so much and without a computer or a cell phone! amazing!

 

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Q from @miles_k: What’s your biggest fear while competing and how do you overcome it?

Jen Hudak
A: I usually have very little actual “fear” while competing, just nervousness. But I just remind myself that I’ve trained for this

Jen Hudak
A: I run through the scenarios. Worst that will happen is I fall or don’t win. My drive to succeed usually kicks in and takes over

 

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Q from @pballin77: How many songs do you have on your iPod/mp3 player?

Jen Hudak
A: Sadly less than 1,000 songs right now. My computer died a while ago and I lost the majority of my music! 🙁

 

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Life Lesson time: Always back up your files. This is one of my nightmares

 

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Q from @erikseo: I hear you have a neighborhood peacock. Does it have a name yet?

Jen Hudak

A: She’s a black shouldered foulcock (aka peacock)…she’s all white with some black… I named her Rainbow- enjoy the irony 😉

 

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@JenHudak I thoroughly enjoy the irony. +1

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Still time to submit questions for a chance to wins prizes from @skullcandy & @Under_Armor

 

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Q from @bikerblue1972: Do you have any rituals you go through before competitions? How do you stay focused?

Jen Hudak
A: I always visualize my run perfectly before dropping in. I used to be more “ritual” focused but now I just try to keep my mind..

Jen Hudak
A: off of distracting or negative thoughts. Once i’m on the hill on contest day, my skiing is auto-pilot… I just trust my body.

 

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Q from @bojo20: Who was the best dancer at the Foggy Goggle during Kristi’s Homecoming Event this year?

Jen Hudak
A: haha!!! how’d you know? umm @keriherman, @dania_assaly and myself were on the podium for dancing skills!

 

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Q from @colinVAPOR: What’s worst place to ski? (Ed Note: Is there one?) and have u ever skied indoors?

Jen Hudak
A: ummm, don’t know where the worst place to ski is…it’s all fun! and nope, never skied indoors, but dubai is on my list!

 

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Q from @skiingrogge: What’s it like having @mattyhorn and @jerseymichael as agents?

Jen Hudak
A: It’s the best thing ever! Those 2 have my back through everything. it’s important to be surrounded by people who believe in u!

 

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Q: Today is Draw a Bird Day. http://bit.ly/bRASfV What bird will you be drawing?

Jen Hudak
A: Since i now have a part time peacock as a pet… i think i’ll draw a peacock!

 

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@JenHudak Use this peacock as a guide. Granted it is more colorful than yours. http://bit.ly/aNt1g3

Jen Hudak

haha! i forgot that NBC’s logo was a peacock! I’ll definitely do that!

 

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Q from @mizzo8: Any off-season plans, if there is an off-season anymore?

Jen Hudak
A: Off-season now means “non-major-comp” season. but I’ll be skiing lots! Probably in Hood, New Zealand and Chile/Argentina!

 

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That’s all the time we have for today. Big thanks to @JenHudak for joining us! Best of luck in “non-major-comp” season

 

Jen Hudak
Thanks @AlliSports for the great interview! And thanks everyone for your questions!

 

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Thanks to @under_armour & @skullcandy for supplying the goodies. Winners to be announced shortly

 

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