Aspen native Alex Ferreira has been climbing the freeskiing halfpipe ranks for some time now, and during the 2015 season he landed right where he wanted to be: on the X Games podium. (Getty Images/Doug Pensinger)
It was an American sweep for the men at X Games Oslo Sunday night with Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) making a triumphant return to the top of the X Games halfpipe podium. Alex Ferreira took silver and Gus Kenworthy bronze.
Eight U.S. athletes qualified for Friday’s halfpipe finals at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain.
American skier David Wise (Reno, NV) won the men’s superpipe event under snowy conditions at the Dew Tour Breckenridge on Saturday.
The final stop of the FIS World Cup halfpipe tour wrapped up under the lights in Tignes, France with David Wise, Alex Ferreira and Brita Sigourney all snagging podium spots and Wise walking away with his first crystal globe.
X Games officially wrapped up on Sunday afternoon with ski superpipe. Canada’s Simon d’Artois wins gold in dramatic fashion, Kevin Rolland of France wins silver, and hometown hero Alex Ferreira (Aspen, CO) wins bronze.
Nine U.S. Freeskiing athletes qualified for Friday's finals at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain.
Olympians David Wise and Maddie Bowman both grabbed X Games gold at the halfpipe skiing final in Aspen Friday night, just a few weeks before the historic halfpipe skiing debut at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Alex Ferreira boosted into second place Friday at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix, while Brita Sigourney became the second U.S. woman to secure an Olympic halfpipe team spot and Maddie Bowman took the victory for the women.
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.
Despite snow and wind Maddie Bowman displayed great athleticism with her left and right 900’s that landed her in first at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix.
Over 100 athletes from 37 countries took to Copper Mountain’s Main Vein Superpipe today at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix.
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Aspen native Alex Ferreira jumpstarted his freeskiing career with a bronze-medal performance on his hometown turf at X Games Aspen in 2014. Since then Ferreira has gone on to earn to earn two additional X Games medals--another bronze at X Games Aspen in 2015 and silver at the most recent X Games Oslo in 2016.
Known for his contagious smile and strong work ethic, Ferreira has technical ability and amplitude that matches the best of them. He linked three double corks in his 2015 X Games Aspen run and at Oslo in 2016 he used four total doubles to earn the silver.
A good friend of fellow Aspen native and U.S. Freesking teammate Torin Yater-Wallace, Ferreira has sport in his blood--his father, Marcelo, is a former professional soccer player for Argentina's River Plate team. Ferreira was first a mogul skier with the Aspen Valley Ski Club, but says it was "all over" once he noticed park riding.
OFF THE SNOW
4th, HP, 2016
12th, HP, 2013
25th, HP, 2012
Sixteen World Cup starts, one podium since his debut in 2011.
4th, HP, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2016
2nd, HP, Park City #1, UT, 2014
4th, HP, Park City #2, UT, 2014
8th, HP, Breckenridge, CO, 2014
6th, HP, Copper Mountain, CO, Dec. 2013
3rd, HP, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2015
1st, HP, Aspen/Snowmass Open, Aspen, CO, 2014
4th, HP, The North Face Park & Pipe Open Series, Copper Mountain, CO, 2013
3rd, HP, The North Face New Zealand Freeski Open, Cardrona, NZL, 2013
1st, HP, The North Face Park & Pipe Open Series, Whistler, BC, 2013
2nd, HP, Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing Open, Aspen, CO, 2013
2nd, HP, USASA Nationals, Copper Mountain, CO, 2012
3rd, HP, USSA Revolution Tour, Copper Mountain, CO, 2011
3rd, HP, Aspen/Snowmass Open, Aspen, CO, 2012
4th, HP, USSA Junior Nationals, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2012
9th, HP, AFP World Championships, CO, 2012