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Freeskiing Junior Worlds Team Named

03/21/2013

PARK CITY, UT (March 21) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 35 talented athletes who are currently competing at the 2013 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships March 26-31 at Valmalenco, Italy. Headlining the team are U.S. Team members Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) in aerials, Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) in moguls, Alexi...

Swensson Fourth in Swedish World Cup

03/16/2013

ARE, Sweden (March 16) - Joe Swensson (Killington, VT) went out in the finals but finished fourth in a FIS Freestyle World Cup skicross in Are. It was his best finish since a podium in Val Thorens in December. Alex Fiva of Switzerland took the win with Anna Woerner of Germany victorious for the women. The season wraps up next weekend in Sierra...

Teller First Ever U.S. Skicross Medal

03/10/2013

VOSS, Norway (March 10) - John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) fought his way onto the podium, winning bronze at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships Sunday. It was the first ever U.S. skicross medal since the event was added in 2005. France’s Jean Frederic Chapuis took home the gold in the fierce men's final while Swiss Fanny Smith won gold...

Wallisch Gold to Lead USA Medals

03/09/2013

VOSS, Norway (March 9) – Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) stole gold in his first ever FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships Saturday, his best finish all season. Wallisch threw down on the course’s massive features, scoring an impressive 94.8 during his winning second run. Also at his first World Champs, Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) took the...

USA Gold, Silver in Halfpipe

03/05/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 5) – David Wise (Reno, NV) and Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) boosted ahead of the tough competition to win halfpipe gold and silver at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships. Wise and Yater-Wallace put down solid first runs that couldn’t be topped, landing them on the podium just 0.6 points apart. In women’s halfpipe,...

Freestyle/Freeskiing World Champs Team Named

03/04/2013

PARK CITY, UT (March 4) – Defending slopestyle World Champion Alex Schlopy (Park City, UT) heads up a strong roster of U.S. athletes named to compete at the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, including both freestyle and freeskiing events. Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and 2009 World Champion Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum,...

Teller Takes USANA Skicross Win

03/01/2013

PARK CITY, Utah – (March 1) John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) defended his lead down the tight, technical course to win the USANA Skicross and the U.S. Championship title at the Sprint Grand Prix at Canyons Resort. Madeline Riffel (Mammoth Lakes, CA) recovered after a first turn crash to snag second in the women’s race, also clinching the U.S....

USA 1-2 in Olympic Halfpipe

02/16/2013

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 16) - Torin Yater-Wallace (Aspen, CO) and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) battled through fog and rain to go one-two for U.S. Freeskiing in the pre-Olympic test event of the halfpipe at Rosa Khutor outside Sochi. It was the first opportunity for the top athletes in the Olympics' newest event to visit Sochi and test the...

Believe in U.S.

02/07/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 7) – With one year to go before the opening of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, U.S. skiers and snowboarders are busy preparing for one of the most important events of their careers. To help illustrate the support of their country behind them, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has launched a thematic campaign – ...

One Year to Sochi

02/06/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 6) – One year out from the opening of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, U.S. skiers and snowboarders are scattered across the globe anticipating the opportunities they will face 365 days from now. The opening ceremony for Sochi is Feb. 7, 2014 with the first medal events the next day. The USA is coming of a Best in...

The North Face Expands Support

02/06/2013

ALAMEDA, CA (Feb. 6) – U.S. Freeskiing and The North Face are taking the next step in their partnership with a broadened focus on both elite and development direction in freeskiing through U.S. Freeskiing’s new Rookie Team. This partnership builds off the The North Face's charter sponsorship of U.S. Freeskiing, which began in 2011 just...

Wise, Bowman Roll On at Grand Prix

02/02/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 2) – X Games champions David Wise (Reno, NV) and Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) stayed on their roll, winning in Park City’s superpipe at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. It was the third straight win...

Stacked Competition at Grand Prix

01/31/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 31) – Halfpipe freeskiers from all over the globe came out for the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort with X Games medalist Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) leading the charge. The FIS World Cup...

Goepper Takes Dominating X Slope Win

01/27/2013

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 27) - Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) was huge on the jumps and smooth and clean technically as he soared to X Games gold in slopestyle skiing Sunday. Goepper nailed a 94 on his second of three runs to take the victory. Norway's Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen won the women's title with Ashley Battersby (Park City, UT) the top...

Wise Repeats X Gold in USA Sweep

01/25/2013

 

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 25) - U.S. Freeskiing's David Wise (Reno, NV) soared to a repeat X Games gold leading a USA podium sweep. Hometown hero Torin Yater-Wallace (Aspen, CO) took silver in his first event back from injury while veteran Simon Dumont (Bethel, ME) won bronze. Wise threw back to back double cork 1260s to claim his second title...

X Games Gold for Maddie Bowman

01/25/2013

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 25) - U.S. Freeskiing's Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) put together back-to-back 900s to take her first X Games gold in only her second appearance. It was the second straight win for Bowman who topped the field in the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix in Copper Mountain two weeks earlier. Bowman popped a huge 91.33 score on her...

Grand Prix Returns to Park City

01/23/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 24) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix returns to Park City Mountain Resort Jan. 28 – Feb. 2 with halfpipe snowboarding and freeskiing featuring 2002 Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT),...

Teller Takes Second World Cup Victory

01/16/2013

MEGEVE, France (Jan. 16) – After battling weather delays and multiple schedule changes John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) took the top spot at the Audi FIS Freestyle Ski Cross World Cup in Megeve, France. Teller, an X Games champion won his first World Cup nearly two years ago to the day in St. Johann, Austria. Teammate Joe Swensson (Niantic, CT)...

USSA, FIS, and AFP Partnership

01/16/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Jan. 16) –The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s fifth annual Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Copper Mountain this past week brought together an International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup and the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (...

Teller Top Finisher at Les Contamines

01/14/2013

LES CONTAMINES, France (Jan. 12) - After significant snowfall delayed qualifications until the morning of race day at Les Contamines, France the first Audi FIS Freestyle World Cup ski cross race of the New Year is in the books. Team USA Ski Cross athlete John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) took top honors...

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