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Height
5-2
Weight
120
 

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Matthews' success began early on, and in 2006 she was the top ranked J3 in the U.S. In 2008 Matthews came in third in moguls and dual moguls at the NorAm Cup event in Val St. Come, Quebec. She continued her success in 2009, earning first place in the 2009 NorAm Cup in Arapahoe Basin and 11th in the 2009 U.S. Championships at Squaw Valley.

The 2013 season proved to be Matthews' best with her career-first World Cup podium in Inawashiro, Japan, and silver at U.S. Championships. Her 2014 season started strong but a crash in Lake Placid resulted in an arm injury that took Matthews out for the rest of the Olympic season. 2015 was a recovery year for Matthews, who consistenly put up top-20 World Cup finishes and walked away with a third place finish at U.S. Championships.

FIRST TRACKS
On skis just before the age of two, Matthews spent most of her beginning years skiing with her parents, both avid skiers themselves. At four Matthews started alpine racing with the Copper Mountain Race Club. She moved with her parents to Denmark after two years at Copper and began to explore the European slopes. It was during this time that she discovered her love for moguls. After living in Denmark for a year and a half, Matthews and her family moved back to the states. She then joined Team Summit at age eight, and has been skiing there ever since.

OFF THE SNOW
When she’s not skiing, Matthews enjoys hiking, crocheting, dabbles in photography, and volunteers at the local animal shelter. She is currently taking classes working towards a degree in architecture. 

 

Highlights

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
14th, MO, Voss, 2013
11th, DM, Voss, 2013

WORLD CUP
Eight top-20 finishes, 2015
2nd, DM, Inawashiro, JPN, 2013
6th, MO, Sochi, RUS, 2013
5th, MO, Lake Placid, NY, 2013

U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS
3rd, DM, Steamboat, CO, 2015
2nd, DM, Heavenly, CA, 2013