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Brolin Mawejje's journey to become the first Ugandan Olympic snowboarder

Growing up in Uganda, Africa, snowboarding was the farthest thing from Brolin Mawejje's mind. He never even saw snow until he left the country in search of his mother and arrived in Lincoln, Massachusetts at age 12. Then, he only picked snowboarding up three years later in an effort to fit in to a new culture, but it since has become a force that has reshaped his life. After graduating from Westminster College, in Salt Lake City, Utah, last year the 24-year-old has put plans for medical school on hold while he pursues his dream of becoming the first Uganda to compete in the 2018 winter Olympics. FOLLOW BROLIN'S COMPETITIVE SEASON

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Brolin Mawejje Full Action Video 2011 – 2016

Brolin Mawejje Closing The Gap: Part 1

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Follow Brolin's Competitive Season

Dew Tour
Breckenridge, Colorado
Dec. 8 - 11
Rev Tour Slopestyle
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Jan. 8 - 13
World Cup Slopestyle
Seiser Alm, Italy
Jan. 25 – 28
University Games Slopestyle
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Feb. 1 – 5
World Cup Big Air and Slopestyle
Quebec, Canada
Feb. 8 - 11
World Cup Slopestyle
Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic
Mar. 24-15

Chole Kim and Brolin Mawejje both found snowboarding in very different ways. Chloe was raised on it in SoCal, starting at age four, thanks to her father. Brolin stumbled into it after coming to America from Uganda, Africa in search of his mother when he was 12.

Now, both have big dreams for the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea. Their journey starts here.

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