About Josh and the SJF Team
Josh Lingelbach "Muzzy" - Owner of San Juan Freestyle Team and True Blue Landscaping in Durango, Colorado.
Born January 2, 1976 in Couer d'Alene, Idaho, Josh (pictured right, center) was raised in Denver, Evergreen, and Conifer, Colorado. He grew up skiing Summit County and started snowboarding in the early 1980's. Josh also skateboarded and by the age of 13 was sponsored by BC Surf and Sport. This gave him an understanding for competitions, teams, and demos.
Josh moved to Durango, Colorado in 1994 and bought the Shred Shed, a local skate/snowboard shop. This gave him experience in the industry as well as sponsorship and events. He was then able to sponsor up-coming athletes and create a temporary skate park called Folsom Park with the help of Durango locals. Eventually, Josh worked with Durango Parks and Recreation and Pete Sakadenski to create the "bowls" for the current skateboard park.
Josh sold the Shred Shed and began teaching snowboard classes for Purgatory (DMR) Ride School. He also started Muzzy's Mountain Bike Camp for local kids and a freestyle snowboard team called Rip Sessions. He then met Tim Pappy and Tim Cruz who were involved in the Adaptive Sports Foundation, and started a snowboard program for people with disabilities. He volunteered at Wolf Creek Ski Area to help establish their program.
Josh has worked for ESPN helping to put on the Winter X Games in Aspen, working with legendary athletes such as Shawn White and Terje Hawkinson. He has worked with many other great talents on and off the snow gaining much insight and perspective in the industry. Earlier influences came from Craig Kelly, Terry Kidwell, Todd Richards, Jim Rippey, and Shawn Palmer. Of these inspirations, Muzzy says, "I will never forget the tramp sessions with Shawn Palmer, visits from Terry Kidwell, skate sessions with Danny Way and the H-street crew, building booters on St. Marys glacier and endless shuttles on Loveland/Berthoud Pass back in the day!"
Teaching and progressing freestyle are Josh's passions. With over 17 years of teaching and coaching experience, as well as over 25 years of riding experience, starting a private snowboard team has given Josh the opportunity to become a national champion coach. All the athletes from San Juan Freestyle Team took spots on the podium which has given SJFTeam recognition and momentum.
The team riders make and have made this team what it is, all in the name of 'love for snowboarding.' I am truly honored!" - Josh Muzzy