When Courtney Conlogue puts her mind to something, she goes for it with her whole heart. On August 29, 2020, she completed a 35-mile paddle from the island of Catalina to Huntington Beach to raise funds for Feeding America and A Better Chance.
After suffering from three concussions in a span of seven months, the Championship Tour athlete started experiencing vertigo, the sensation of feeling off balance. This condition challenged her ability to be in the water without feeling sea sick. But Courtney noticed that when she paddled she didn't feel ill.
Motivated, she then began training for the Catalina crossing with her brother Ryan Conlogue to raise awareness and money for two incredible non-profit organizations.
"I believe in influencing and inspiring the next generation. That's huge fuel for why I do what I do and the presence that I bring to every day," Courtney said.
Her ability to put her mind to something, train hard, and follow through is incredibly inspiring and something that we see her do on the Championship Tour.
Reflecting on completing her paddle, Courtney shared, "It's all about the journey. When I got to the finish line it almost felt like my first World Tour win. That build up and accomplishing something you've never done before. Just trusting the process."
In less than three weeks Courtney will get her 2021 Championship Tour campaign underway, and inspired by the recent journey she's one, this could be one of the best years of her career.