Rookie Dylan Walczyk wasn't supposed to get World Cup starts in 2012-13, but earned a third-place finish in Lake Placid and went on to take six top 10 finishes, proving he is a serious force in the mogul scene. (Kirk Paulsen)
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Dylan Walczyk podiums in his second World Cup start at the USANA Lake Placid Freestyle Cup at Whiteface Mountain.
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After four years in John Kroetz’s Bristol Mountain Freestyle program in New York, Dylan Walczyk’s family packed up and moved to Summit County, Colorado. There, the young Walczyk trained with John Dowling of Team Breckenridge, whom Walczyk calls the greatest influence in his current skiing style. “I attribute much of my success to the use of all different types of coaches from different programs,” says Walczyk. “I was able to pull little things from each one to improve my skiing.”
Walczyk gained his spot on the U.S. Ski Team by winning at the U.S. Selections event for the 2013 season. With a healthy boost of confidence, he went on to earn a third place finish in Lake Placid, the first World Cup event of his career. He rounded out his season ranked eighth in the world after a series of top 10 finishes.
It was great to be able to travel to some really great places with the team this season. Partway through the season we arrived at the Olympic test event in Sochi, Russia. I didn't have my best skiing, but the mountain was amazing and I was able to do some great freeskiing in my off time.
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