Andre Barbieri

The Art of Preparation

What is up folks, how is everyone doing? It always amazes me how much goes into preparation for a task… be it a training session, an international triathlon trip or a surf-camping trip with a baby! If you prepare early, the chances of being late or messing something up are smaller -although they still happen! Name it and chances are I already thought ahead and had it all prepared when the time came. I am known to plan things ahead of time [...]


2019 Annual PossAbilities Triathlon – Success!

Hey guys, For this year’s PossAbilities triathlon I had the same goal as previous years –to make sure I beat Zimri! We developed this healthy rivalry, even though we’re not in the same class. Tell you what, he kept me on my toes this year. For one, I wasn’t training full time like before, but still had been going strong. The main fact is that Zim’s new coach is a great athlete that I personally know and like, Jamie Brown. I [...]


Category: Andre Barbieri, Zimri SolisTags: , , , Comments: 0Post Date: April 30, 2019

Moments of uncertainty

Hello guys, As I’m transitioning into snowboarding, lots of questions come to mind… like: –do I really have it in me, to undertake such a challenge? I’m not getting any younger… I am a father now, priorities changed a bit –I don’t have the same amount of time to devote to sports, as much as I’m trying. I wanna make sure my daughter has love and my full attention, because she deserves my best! Costs also start coming -day care isn’t cheap! Still, [...]


Educational Fair Las Vegas

Gidday folks! As I’m returning from a working trip I was thinking how grateful and lucky I am. Freedom Innovations had me as their patient model in Vegas for an Educational Fair put on by Hanger Prosthetics. It’s a beautiful event that brings industry, clinicians, prosthetists and patients from all over the country. There’s workshops, classes and very inspirational speeches and shows. I have been using Freedom equipment for over 5 years, helping with testing and feedback. Doesn’t take me long to [...]


Category: Andre BarbieriComments: 0Post Date: February 22, 2019

New year – New challenges

Happy 2019 everyone, let’s wish and work for a great year for all of us! Winter is my favorite season! Temps here are not too bad -enough where you can wear puffy jackets if you want; surf is up -my favorite waves light up; weather is great for training; there’s rain -this year has been a great one, everything is green and water is gushing on creeks & falls! My snowboard journey has started, it is a moving process. All the [...]


2018 – Busiest year of my life in review

Hey guys! What a year… incredible ups, but also strong downs. I’m thankful for all places I’ve been, raced, worked & enjoyed. Think about a year pretty much living out of your suitcase. Still, I had time for my wife, since (most of) my trips were quick strike missions. There were race trips; convention work trips and a lot of overnight Irvine trips (working with Freedom Innovations, testing a state of the art knee they’re developing). Talking about racing, the witches were [...]


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Snowboarding World Cup at Dubai (?!!)

Hey guys, My sports life has just turned 360 degrees as of last week! As most of you know, my category in Paratriathlon is cut off from Tokyo2020. So… I’ve been thinking about a dream of trying for Winter Olympics in snowboarding, and my 1st opportunity just came up. It all happened faster than I wanted to, but I have been in touch with the Brazilian Snow Federation and the opportunity to get into the rankings presented itself and I had to [...]


“A change of career”

Greetings to everyone that follows Team PossAbilities! For those who are not aware, please refer to my post “Gold Coast World Championships Series – The 2018 Finals”: The sport of triathlon is taking a back seat (not my decision), so I decided to change sports, and I’m reaching out to announce that. I’ve been in touch with the Brazilian Snow Sports Federation and I have news: I am getting into snowboard racing!! There’s an indoor competition happening in early November, an indoor [...]


US Open Adaptive Surfing Championship – Oceanside

Greetings! In early October I participated in the 2nd edition of the US Open Adaptive Surfing, my first surf comp where there was a monetary prize purse, $1000 for the 1st place! There were 80 athletes and about 15 countries represented. As much as I love surfing, I didn’t do well at this competition, only going until the second round. Surfing can be a frustrating sport, and even though I can hold my own on big waves, competing is a different story. [...]


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Gold Coast World Championships Series – The 2018 Finals

Gold Coast World Championships Series – The 2018 Finals Gidday mates, as they say here in Australia. I raced Worlds on the beautiful state of Queensland, where they have a slogan, “beautiful one day, perfect the next.” Now my 4th year racing in the land of cangurus, thanks to my dear PossAbilities. I arrived a couple days earlier and stayed with Team Brazil in a state of the art training center that had it all: cafeteria, Olympic pool, running track, massage, physiotherapist, [...]


Category: Andre BarbieriTags: , , , , , Comments: 0Post Date: September 18, 2018