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XCLevation is here to redefine the recovery experience for athletes - are you ready?

XCLevation is dedicated to inspiring, educating, and connecting athletes across the globe recovering from sports injuries. Whether you have experienced a sports injury personally or have a friend/family member recovering from one, XCLevation was made for you. By reframing your perspective, taking advantage of the inspirational and educational resources offered, embracing the experience, and joining the XCLevation community, you will elevate mental game for a more positive recovery season.



athlete spotlight: Carro Djupsjö // INJURY: TORN ACL & MENISCUS

Caroline “Carro” Djupsjö is a professional wakeboarder from Sweden. The summer she turned 13, she spent every minute at the local waterski club in the freezing waters of Sweden. After endless attempts, crashes, and headaches from the sport, she finally landed her first backroll and discovered the incredible adrenaline rush of wake boarding.

Since then, she has not stopped following her passion for wakeboarding.

With the support of her sponsors and the Swedish Wakeboard Federation, she now travels the world competing and doing what she loves. In 2014, she was named European Female Wakeboard Athlete of the Year and has been competing internationally since 2008. Prior to tearing her ACL in 2016, she placed 1st in the Battle of the Backyard race in Sweden. After tearing her ACL, she trained hard in rehab and made an incredible comeback, winning 1st place in the US Open of Cable Wakeboarding in Dallas, Texas.

To help other athletes, she opens up to the XCLevation community about her journey through adversity, and advice for the road to recovery. View feature


Alexandrea Cervantes, Team USA Certified Trainer    Click image to view her full feature

Alexandrea Cervantes, Team USA Certified Trainer
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a message from the U.S. OLYMPIC Committee Certified Trainer, ALEXANDREA CERVANTES 

"As a former collegiate athlete, fitness professional, and current Team USA Certified Trainer, I have had my fair share of injuries. The last thing I could have imagined was going through a third ACL surgery, but that is exactly what happened earlier this year… Yes - any injury is a setback, but you can make it a minor setback. The tough skin you build while recovering will clothe you with the confidence you will walk with for the rest of your life.

As a top-level athlete and as a person who works with athletes at the top of their sport, I have seen that mental toughness is the one trait has that sets them apart from being good and being the best.

The road to greatness is not an easy one and it is not meant to be - it is meant to test you so that when you are on the big stage you are ready for whatever comes your way!…”




Be inspired by athlete interviews as they share their experiences and offer valuable advice
Be inspired by pro spotlights where we feature pro athletes who have overcome sports injuries
Be inspired by  featured stories as we celebrate comebacks
Be inspired by the perspectives section geared towards helping to reframe your mindset


Learn from health professionals in the field as they share valuable insights
Learn about the mental side of sports injuries based on research
Learn how mental exercises and other sport psychology resources can elevate your game 


Connect with other athletes located in your area recovering from similar injuries - join the community
Connect with industry professionals, as well as family/friends/coaches of the injured athletes
Connect through social media (follow us on IG @XCLevation)

Alex Ballou, MMA Fighter    Click image to view her feature

Alex Ballou, MMA Fighter
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"It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi