A nice piece written by Greg Peters and photographed by Cathrine Walters. The article describes the national trend of youth sports migrating towards more non-traditional sports and the impact that it has locally. Included with the Gnar Pirates are MT Alpha Cycling and Unparalleled Movement.
I am happy that the collective hard work of like-minded individuals has produced such an amazing opportunity for the youth of Missoula. On our end, the kids deserve all the kuddos. They train hard, sometimes on their own for something that they believe in and makes them whole. They travel long distances, make up school work at airports and hotel rooms and often times have to perform at a high level after a ten hour car ride. They get very little recognition from peers outside of their respective community, and at such a formative age that can be devastating. Congratulations Gnar Pirates. Keep up the strong work. You deserve every single bit of this!