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Meet the Million Dollar Crew: Jakob and Matthias Weger

Feb. 10, 2022

Nearly 28,000 HERO10 Black clips from 131 countries were submitted for the chance to be featured in the fourth annual Million Dollar Challenge highlight reel. Ultimately, 62 creators made the cut, earning $16,129.03 a piece.

This series celebrates the stories and the creative processes of these talented creators. We hope these behind-the-scenes looks inspire you as much as they did us.

What’s better than one Million Dollar Challenge award-winning clip? THREE! And what could make it even sweeter? Getting the third award with your brother. This is the story of Matthias and Jakob Weger—brothers, athletes, HERO10 users and, most recently, Million Dollar Challenge recipients. 

We caught up with one half of the incredible Italian snowboarding/paragliding brothers to learn more about their journey to the Million Dollar Challenge. Check it out below.

GoPro: You were just awarded $16,129.03 USD! Congrats! What do you plan to do with your earnings?

Matthias: Another year of adventures and expeditions powdered by the GoPro Million Dollar Challenge!

When did you first start using GoPro?

M: Long time ago, when HERO4 Black first came out!

What inspired your awarded clip?

M: It was the last sunny day before the submission deadline, so we went up to our favorite playground—“Assen”—to play Snowboard vs. Paragliding. So much fun! 

What shots are you excited to chase on HERO10 Black now that you've seen the final video?

M: Actually, the first thing is going to get an FPV drone. My brother broke his hip* snowboarding a week ago, so he can keep flying at least with the drone.

*We hope you’re healing up well, Jakob!!

Is there anything else you’d like to share about your experience with the Million Dollar Challenge?

M: I love the Million Dollar Challenge, and I’m definitely down to submit to another one in the future. It’s so cool you guys are giving us the opportunity to do what we love most and help us with paying for all the expeditions and missions we do! Cheers!

Watch the HERO10 Black Million Dollar Challenge reel here.

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