Date of birth:
1995.01.23
Hometown:
Boulder, Colorado
Sponsors:
Slackline Industries,
Hobbies:
Climbing, skiing, mountain biking
Favourite athletes:
Tom Wallisch, Phil Casabon, Carlos Zuniga, Andy Lewis

BIO

"Justin Wagers"

Hey there! It’s your buddy, Justin Wagers. I am a professional slackliner from Boulder, Colorado. I fell in love with slacklining about 5 years ago when my brother and I started learning in our backyard, and before I knew it I had entered the competitive slackline scene.

Slacklining has allowed me to travel all over the world, meet all sorts of interesting people, and taught me more than I had ever thought possible. I am focused on keeping my slacklining smooth and stylish. I will never stop!


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2012: 1st place- Spokane Hoopfest Slackline Competition
  • 2012: Top 16-Slackline World Cup Austria
  • 2012: 2nd place- Gibbon Games SLC
  • 2012: World’s first 900
  • 2013: 4th place- slackline world championships Vail
  • 2013: 4th place- slackline world cup Munich
  • 2013: Top 8- slackline world championship Las Vegas
  • 2014: Cirque Du Soleil show in Sochi, Russia
  • 2014: Top 8- Outdoor Slackline Open (Friedrichshafen, Germany)

INTERVIEW 2015.12.02

What are you looking for to accomplish?

The goal that I have for myself in my slackline career is to be as innovative as possible and remain focused on style.

Justin Wagers

What would be your greatest achievement?

Landing the first ever 900 on a slackline!

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

Injury is the main difficulty I have. Overcoming and moving past broken wrists, dislocated shoulders, and broken jaws is always a challenge.

"Justin Wagers"

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

The satisfaction of learning a new trick is amazing.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

I have a great slackline “playground” on the University of Puget Sound Campus.

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

Don’t take it too seriously! The more you are having fun, the more you will progress.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

My biggest worry is not performing to the best of my ability. I don’t care if I win as long as I do everything I can do.

"Justin Wagers"

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

My mom and dad! They have supported me through my entire career, injuries included.

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Spin to win.

"Justin Wagers"

What are your future plans?

Keep slacklining but focus more on longlining and highlining. I also eventually want to make a full-length slackline film.

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Have fun with it, and get your friends involved! If you are feeling discouraged, don’t get caught up on a single trick. Move on to something else and always focus on enjoying yourself!

"Justin Wagers"