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Sochi Studio: Nick Goepper


Sochi Studio: Joss Christensen


Wise First Olympic Halfpipe Champion


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 18) – David Wise (Reno, NV) became the first-ever Olympic halfpipe skiing champion Tuesday night, winning gold at the sport’s debut at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Heavy snow didn’t slow down Wise, as he put down an unbeatable run in the first round and scored a 92.00 ahead of silver winner Mike Riddle of...

U.S. Freeskiing Talks Sochi Halfpipe


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 17) – Athletes completed the final training for halfpipe skiing Monday despite fog at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. The lack of sunshine helped to preserve the snow conditions, and top U.S. athletes commented on the vast improvement of the halfpipe in the last few days, anticipating an exciting Olympic debut for their...

Sochi Studio: Gus Kenworthy


USA Sweeps Slopestyle Debut


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 13) – It was a U.S. podium sweep at the historic debut of men’s slopestyle skiing in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Thursday, when Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) took the sport’s first-ever gold medal with his good friends Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) and Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) earning silver and...

Freeskiing Halfpipe and Slopestyle Wrap Up Rev. Tour Action


SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (Feb. 11) – Freeskiing took center stage for the second half of the Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort, and the high-flying competitors did not disappoint. Despite low visibility early on, Thursday’s halfpipe skiing event went big, with Jake Cummings (Vail, CO) and Jeanee Crane-Mauzy (Park...

Logan Lands Slopestyle Silver in Olympic Debut


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 11) – Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) made history Tuesday earning a silver medal in the thrilling debut of slopestyle skiing at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. A solid first run shot Logan into second behind Canadian Dara Howell, who went on to win the first-ever gold medal with her teammate Kim Lamarre taking...

Voisin Out for Slopestyle


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) - Team USA slopestyle skier Maggie Voisin suffered an injury to her right ankle after falling on a rail feature Friday. The injury will keep her out of Tuesday's Olympic slopestyle debut. Voisin, 15, a student at the USSA Team Academy, was one of the top qualifiers in the battle for spots on the debut Olympic...
Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour’s Second Stop Shifts to Mammoth


MAMMOTH LAKES, CA (Jan. 28) — The Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour has announced that the second stop on its three-stop tour will relocate from Boreal to Mammoth Mountain, California. The freeskiing and snowboarding event will still take place on Feb. 23-28 and will feature men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle competitions for both...

The North Face Honored For Freeskiing Campaign


DENVER (Jan. 29) – The North Face, one of the most recognizable global outdoor brands, is being honored by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and SnowSports Industries America (SIA) for its work with the new Olympic sport of freeskiing. The North Face was named as the 2014 recipient of the Doc DesRoches Award for its integration of...

Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour Kicks off at Seven Springs


SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (Jan. 28) - For the second year in a row, North America’s premier amateur snowboarders and freeskiers kick off the Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Mountain Resort. The event will be the first of three on the Rev Tour this season and will feature men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle...

Goepper Back-to-Back X Games Gold


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 26) – Olympian Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) became the first man since 2004 to win back-to-back slopestyle skiing gold medals at X Games on Sunday, just two weeks from the sport's Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia. McRae Williams (Salt Lake City) took silver and Norway’s Andreas Håtveit bronze. Fifteen-year-old Olympian Maggie...

Wise and Bowman Land X Games Gold


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 24) – Olympians David Wise (Reno, NV) and Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) 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. It was Wise’s third-straight gold medal at X Games Aspen, while it...

Additional Freeskiing Athletes Set For Sochi


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 21) – Five additional freeskiing athletes were nominated by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to be a part of the Olympic debut of halfpipe and slopestyle skiing. In addition, skicross athlete John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) was nominated to the team, following his win in the final Olympic qualifying World Cup last week...

First Olympic Halfpipe and Slopestyle Athletes Announced


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Freeskiing took another historic step towards its Olympic debut as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of 11 halfpipe and slopestyle skiing athletes Saturday night at the conclusion of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face. The events will be contested for the first...

Currier and Blunck Clinch Spots


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) and Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) join David Wise (Reno, NV) on the first-ever Olympic team for halfpipe skiing after taking first and second Saturday at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) took third in the fifth and final qualifier event. Nominations for...

VanLaanen Lands Sochi Spot


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Angeli VanLaanen (Bellingham, WA) secured her spot on the first-ever Olympic team for halfpipe skiing Saturday with her win at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) put down another impressive run finishing second with double-threat Devin Logan (West Dove, VT) in third. The rest of first-...

Freeskiing Pioneer Looks to Future


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Freeskiing champion Jen Hudak, a six times X Games medalist and the face of her sport of halfpipe skiing since it burst onto the Olympic stage, is on the sidelines this weekend with a knee injury that will keep her from realizing her Olympic dream. Hudak, who had recently staged a dramatic comeback following a knee...

Kenworthy Claims Olympic Spot


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) claimed a spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle skiing Saturday with his second-place finish at the final event of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Tour at Park City. Local favorite Joss Christiansen (Park City, UT) stomped the victory in front of a crowd of family and...