Who Was David Wise? 16 Facts About the Patron Saint of Saturday Mornings
David Wise was a ski racer who competed in the 1998 and 2002 Olympics. He is also the son of freestyle skier Steve Wise. David was born on November 12, 1974, in Plymouth, Vermont. He grew up skiing in his backyard, on frozen ponds, and at Mt. Snow resort. At age 10, he began skiing competitively. David won a gold medal in men's halfpipe at the 1998 Nagano Olympics and a silver medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. After his retirement from competitive skiing in 2006, David started coaching elite athletes and working as a commentator for ESPN's Winter X-Games telecasts. In 2009, he won the Skiing magazine editor's choice award for Male Athlete of the Year.
If you grew up in the '80s and '90s, you've seen Davis Wise's name hundreds of times. Don't you remember him? Next time you’re nostalgically watching old cartoons on YouTube, check the “written by” credit under the episode’s title -- chances are high you’ll find him there. But title cards don’t tell the entire story, so here we are to fill you in on the details (or at least some of them). So get ready, read on, and reminisce.