Powder & Rails: Brian Iguchi Part 3/4

April 7th, 2011 by

At the height of his freestyle snowboarding career, SoCal-bred Bryan Iguchi traded snowboard park notoriety for mountain man obscurity by permanently relocating to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Most of his sponsors dropped him as a result, leaving him, as Pat Bridges said, left quite literally alone in the wilderness. As the sponsorship checks disappeared Iguchi made ends meet by printing t-shirts for Bluebird and taking an apprenticeship as a sushi chef. But The Guch was now able to pursue his own mountaineering agenda, resulting in the pioneering of 90% of the filming spots now used in the Jackson Hole backcountry.

He soon went on to band with some locals and mentor a previously unknown rider by the name of Travis Rice.

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