For Rich Hutchinson, skiing is a passion. He was a member of the 1990 -1991 U.S. National Ski Team and the former National Race and Promotions Coordinator for Elan Ski Equipment. “I grew up skiing in New Hampshire at the age of two, ski racing at age four, and ski jumping at age eight,” Hutchinson said.
After years of heavy abuse and wear and tear to his knees, Rich developed severe osteoarthritis and as a result, had most of the meniscus in his right knee removed. By the time he was 40, Rich was in constant, debilitating pain. “The last six years or so I’ve been rubbing bone on bone creating arthritis and the degeneration of my knee,” Hutchinson said.