Gus Kenworthy is on a roll with no sign of slowing down. One of the most decorated freeskiers out there, Kenworthy has collected four straight AFP overall titles and an Olympic silver medal in slopestyle to add to his trophy case. (Getty Images/Al Bello)
American skiers took the top two spots in the men’s slopestyle competition at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada on Sunday with McRae Williams (Park City, UT) winning gold and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) silver.
Nineteen athletes will represent U.S. Freeskiing at the 2017 FIS Freestyle World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain, March 6-19.
McRae Williams finished second at the final FIS World Cup slopestyle event of the season to earn the overall FIS Crystal Globe for slopestyle.
Atomic teammate Gus Kenworthy and Jossi Wells took the Team Challenge competition at the Dew Tour on Sunday in Breckenridge.
As a part of Team USA’s web series Cooking With Team USA, Gus Kenworthy creates an open face chicken sandwich plated on his silver medal with celebrity chef Richard Blais.
Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) has received a nomination for the 2016 ESPY Awards after a stellar 2015-16 season. Kenworthy is nominated in the Best Male Action Sports Athlete category.
Gus Kenworthy grabbed the final major slopestyle event of the season, the European Freeski Open in Laax, Switzerland.
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.
American skier Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) scored a bronze medal in a highly competitive men’s big air competition at X Games Oslo on Saturday.
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Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) battled stormy conditions to double up his 2016 silver medal tally Sunday, leading the Americans in X Games Ski Slopestyle.
Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) led the Americans in the X Games SuperPipe Thursday night, earning a silver medal with what he called, “the best run I’ve ever done.” Kevin Rolland and Benoit Valentin, both of France, took gold and bronze respectively.
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A rare halfpipe and slopestyle double threat, Gus Kenworthy is a highly-talented skier with a drive and ambition that puts him on top of podiums around the world. One of the most decorated freeskiers competing today, Kenworthy has now collected an unprecedented six consecutive AFP overall titles. He was a star of the 2014 Olympic Games where he earned slopestyle silver, joining U.S. teammates Joss Christensen (gold) and Nick Goepper (bronze) on the podium for an American sweep.
When Kenworthy came out as gay in an October 2015 ESPN the Magazine article, he became the first male action sports athlete to do so. The announcement was met with positivity and though Kenworthy has said that he doesn't think an athlete coming out should be newsworthy, he has also said that being able to be his true self has helped with his competitive edge. That edge was razor sharp in 2016, when Kenworthy won slopestyle at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, halfpipe at the Grand Prix in Mammoth, double silver (halfpipe and slopestyle) at X Games Aspen and bronze in halfpipe at X Games Oslo, all while battling a bruised heel suffered in training at the Dew Tour. Despite his successes in nearly every other elite venue, it was the first time Kenworthy medaled at X Games Aspen (though he has a bronze from X Games Tignes 2013). It was also the first time an athlete had earned an X Games medal in both disciplines since Jon Olsson did it in 2005. Kenworthy then went on to win the final event of the season, the European Freeski Open.
As a member of the inaugural U.S. Olympic slopestyle team, Kenworthy made his country and sport proud by crushing the Russian slopestyle course and taking home the silver medal. He stood on the podium alongside his fellow teammates, Joss Christensen and Nick Goepper, who together swept the podium for the USA. It was only the third U.S. podium sweep in Winter Olympic Games history. While in Sochi, Kenworthy made headlines by adopting a family of stray dogs he met on the streets of the Olympic town and has since been working with the International Humane Society to raise awareness for the cause.
A Telluride native, Kenworthy first gained recognition for his park skiing with one of his ski movie edits he posted on the Internet. Shortly thereafter he began filming with well-known ski production companies and ascending through the elite freeskiing ranks.
OFF THE SNOW
Silver, SS, Sochi, RUS, 2014
1st, Overall, 2016
3rd, SS, 2014
7th, HP, 2014
1st, Overall, 2013
1st, Overall, 2012
1st, Overall, 2011
Silver, SS, Aspen, CO, 2016
5th, HP, Aspen, CO, 2015
7th, SS, Aspen, CO, 2015
7th, BA, Aspen, CO, 2015
5th, SS, Aspen, CO, 2014
4th, SS, Aspen, CO, 2012
5th, BA, Aspen, CO, 2012
7th, HP, Aspen, CO, 2014
7th, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2012
8th, SS, Aspen, CO, 2011
Teams: 2011, 2013
6th, SS, Voss, NOR, 2013
10th, SS, Park City, UT, 2011
19 World Cup starts, 5 podiums and 2 victories since debut in 2011
1st, HP, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2016
6th, HP, Copper Mountain, CO, 2014
3rd, HP, Park City #2, UT, 2014
2nd, SS, Park City #2, UT, 2014
3rd, SS, Park City #1, UT, 2014
3rd, HP, Copper Mountain, CO, Dec. 2013
1st, BA, Paul Mitchell Progression Session, Park City, UT, 2013
7th, HP, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2012
7th, SS, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2012
1st, SS, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2015
4th, HP, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2014
1st, SS, The Dumont Cup, Sunday River, ME, 2014
2nd, SS, SFR Tour, La Clusaz, FRA, 2014
1st, HP, The North Face Park and Pipe Open, Copper Mountain, CO, 2013
1st, SS, AFP World Championships, Whistler, CAN, 2013
2nd, BA, AFP World Championships, Whistler, CAN, 2013
2nd, SS, The Dumont Cup, Sunday River, ME, 2013
1st, HP, SFR Tour, Tignes, FRA, 2013
1st, BA, AFP World Championships, Whistler, CAN, 2012
1st, SS, AFP World Championships, Whistler, CAN, 2012
1st, SS, Dumont Cup, Bethel, ME, 2012
1st, SS, Aspen/Snowmass Open, Aspen, CO, 2012
1st, HP, Aspen/Snowmass Open, Aspen, CO, 2012
1st, HP, North Face Park & Pipe Open, Whistler, CAN, 2012
1st, SS, NZ Winter Games, Cardrona, NZL, 2011
1st, BA, Dew Tour, Mount Snow, VT, 2010
2nd, SS, Dumont Cup, Bethel, ME, 2013
2nd, SS, Austrian Freeski Open, Kaprün, AUT, 2012
2nd, HP, Dew Tour, Killington, VT, 2011
2nd, SS, Junior World Championships, 2010
4th, SS, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2011
4th, HP, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2011