Multiple podiums from the Grand Prix to the World Cup as well as invites to X Games Aspen and Tignes ensure that the world will be seeing a lot more of Aaron Blunck. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Freeskiing)
David Wise became the first-ever Olympic halfpipe skiing champion Tuesday night, winning gold at the sport’s debut at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Athletes completed the final training for halfpipe skiing Monday despite fog at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.
The North Face is being honored by the USSA and SnowSports Industries America (SIA) for its work with the new Olympic sport of freeskiing. Photo: Diane Bondareff/Invision for The North Face/AP Images
Tonight, 11 athletes were nominated to the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Freeskiing)
Lyman Currier and Aaron Blunck join David Wise on the first-ever Olympic team for halfpipe skiing after taking first and second Saturday at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix.
David Wise clinched a nomination to the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team Sunday with his victory in the snowy halfpipe final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face at Breckenridge.
The nation’s leading freeskiing athletes continue the battle for Olympic team spots Jan. 8-12 when the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face heads to Breckenridge for the third of five Olympic qualification events.
Aaron Blunck moved to the top of the U.S. Olympic qualification standings with his halfpipe win Friday at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Series presented by The North Face.
David Wise led a full-throttle U.S. sweep of the first-ever halfpipe skiing Olympic qualifier at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships Saturday night at Breckenridge with Aaron Blunck and Lyman Currier finishing second and third.
With just 100 days to go to the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, The North Face unveiled the official 2014 U.S. Freeskiing competition uniforms to be worn by U.S. Freeskiing athletes when the sport makes its historic Olympic debut.
Devin Logan returned to the scene of her season ending injury a year ago to lead four U.S. athletes on the podium in the season opener Audi FIS World Cup halfpipe skiing contest in Cardrona, New Zealand.
David Wise and Torin Yater-Wallace boosted ahead of the tough competition to win halfpipe gold and silver at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Oslo, Norway.
Defending slopestyle World Champion Alex Schlopy heads up a strong roster of U.S. athletes named to compete at the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.
The North Face is expanding support for U.S. Freeskiing to the rookie team.
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Colorado native Aaron Blunck has accomplished quite a bit in his 17 years on Earth. This young halfpipe phenom took bronze at the inaugural Youth Olympic Winter Games with his smooth style and tricks. After that, the crowd began to turn its head and check out this young up-and-comer. They are still waiting to see where he’s going to land. With five podiums in the 2011-2012 season, from USSA’s U.S. Revolution Tour to the Gatorade FreeFlow Tour, Blunck will continue to be a fun show to watch in the coming years.
In 2013 Blunck made some serious waves, starting his season off with a third at the North Face Park & Pipe Open Series and then his first World Cup podium at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. His impressive runs earned him a debut invite to X Games Aspen and Tignes. He also earned an invite to FIS World Championships and jumped from 29th to fifth in the AFP World Ranking.
After looking at this year, I could not have asked for a better and more fun season then this! As for next year I am looking to keep doing the same thing but maybe get a couple more podiums. Also since it is an Olympic year I really want to push towards those because this year really made me realize that hard work pays off, and I am super excited to see what the future has in store.
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