Cover photo courtesy of Dakota Whitaker
John (Jahh) Spriggs recently signed a sponsorship deal with an Oregon farm-to-table cannabis company going by the name of Oregrown Industries. Besides the Tanner Hall X Black Rock SKIBOSS collection, Spriggs is one of the first skiers to openly represent a marijuana company. The culmination of competing in X Games with no ACL, a legendary segment in Everyday is a Saturday, and collaborating with Tanner Hall on Ring the Alarm last year, are just a few of the many feats that make Spriggs one of the biggest bosses skiing has yet to witness. And he's not quittin' yet! Ripping pow with friends and getting set up on some fatty Armadas, it looks like he's just getting started. It's obvious many skiers enjoy weed, whether that be during injuries, skiing, or in everyday life, it only seems fitting to have Spriggs stand out as one of freeskiing's biggest advocates.
Full Press Release:
BEND, Ore., Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregrown Industries, Oregon's premier farm to table cannabis company, has announced a sponsorship agreement with pro skier and back country legend John Spriggs. The agreement is the first between an Oregon cannabis company and a professional athlete.
"I'm extremely happy to partner with one of the best cannabis companies in the country," Spriggs said. "Oregrown cares about quality and keeping everything organic. I'm excited to represent a company and a product I truly believe in."
Spriggs' competitive accomplishments include being two-time "Best Trick" winner at Denver Big Air, and three appearances in the Winter X Games. He is well-known for his numerous film appearances, including 2008/9's "Every Day is a Saturday."
"John Spriggs is one of the greatest free skiers in the world. An absolute legend," said Oregrown co-founder Aviv Hadar. "It's no secret that many world-class skiers love world-class cannabis. Oregrown is proud to support athletes who appreciate the advantages of cannabis in their lives and careers."
Spriggs said he finds meditative and medicinal benefits in cannabis.
"I'm fortunate to live and work in spectacular settings like the Cascades, the Sierras and the Rockies. I use cannabis to enhance my mind and relax my body when I'm skiing, rock climbing or fly fishing in these beautiful places," Spriggs said. "Of course, as a professional skier, I've had my share of injuries. I find cannabis to be a very effective natural pain reliever and sleep aid. I'd much rather use cannabis than prescription painkillers."
Hadar says sponsoring athletes like Spriggs makes sense for Oregrown.
"An outdoor lifestyle is as much a part of Oregrown's DNA as our cannabis," said Hadar. "Like many of our customers, we're out there skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and mountain biking every chance we get. We're just getting started. Expect big things from Oregrown in 2017."
Oregrown is Oregon's premier farm-to-table cannabis company, garnering back-to-back awards for Central Oregon's Best Dispensary at its flagship store at 1199 NW Wall Street in Bend, OR. Offering an upscale retail experience with an amazing staff and high-end products including solventless extractions and one-of-a-kind cultivars, Oregrown continues to innovate, develop and release world-class offerings to patients and recreational customers.
John Spriggs is one of the most versatile pro free skiers of all time. Starting as a freestyle mogul skier in the 90s, he competed in Slopestyle and Big Air contests with the US Freeskiing Open and appeared in three consecutive Winter X Games from 2006-2008. Spriggs has created video with Rage Films, Poor Boyz Productions and Teton Gravity Research. His film catalog includes 2008/9's "Everyday is a Saturday" with Poor Boyz, which garnered Powder Segment of the Year and Movie of the Year for Spriggs and co-stars CR Johnson and Tanner Hall. In 2016, Spriggs and Hall collaborated on "Ring The Alarm," available on www.tannerhall.ski.
SOURCE Oregrown Industries