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Logan Claims Top Spot in Dew Tour

02/11/2012

SNOWBASIN, UT (Feb. 11) — Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) won women's halfpipe on the Dew Tour in Snowbasin, Utah while claiming the Dew Tour Cup. She was also named the tour's Paul Mitchell Breakout Athlete of the Year for her consistent podiums throughout the Dew Tour....

Wise Continues Win Streak

02/11/2012

SNOWBASIN, UT (Feb. 11) — David Wise (Reno, NV) continued his winning streak at Dew Tour in Snowbasin, Utah winning his second straight halfpipe event. Wise's first run won the evening for him as his did his first ever 1440 in the halfpipe in his second run and couldn't...

Local Youth Jam it up After Grand Prix

02/11/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 11) — When your qualifying rounds feature triple pole spins and bunny ear maneuvers, it can only mean one thing: freeskiing progression at the North Face Junior Jam. With a rail, box, and "globe bonk" set up at the bottom of Doc's Run at Canyons Resort — and 17 local shredders strutting their stuff — creativity and steeze...

McNeal Top American in Sprint U.S. Grand Prix

02/11/2012

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Duran Bounces Back With Strong Showing

02/04/2012

BLUE MOUNTAIN, ON (Feb. 3) - Pat Duran (N. Fayston, VT) bounced back from a training crash to finish 21st in the World Cup Skicross at Blue Mountain. Slotted in the far left gate, Duran was caught in a tangle and went down before his finish. The tour moves to Bischofswiesen/Goetschen, Germany Feb. 25-26.

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Puckett Takes Final X Games Ride In Skicross

01/29/2012

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 29) – In his 10th and announced final Winter X Games, Casey Puckett (Aspen, CO) finished fifth in men’s skicross. A five-time Olympian, two-time X Games champion and three-time medalist, Puckett said it was his last run prior to the final, won by Canada’s Chris Del Bosco.

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Brown Wins Big Air Gold At X Games

01/28/2012

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 27) – Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) captured gold at freeskiing big air for a career fifth Winter X Games medal. Teammates Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) and...

Wise Claims X Games Gold, Yater-Wallace Bronze

01/28/2012

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 28) – U.S. Freeskiing's David Wise (Reno, NV) averaged airs of 17 feet en route to the Winter X Games ski superpipe title. His 93 on his second run of three nailed down the win for the 21-year-old, the oldest competitor on the podium in only his second X...

Americans Land Silver, Bronze At X Games Superpipe

01/28/2012

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 28) –Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) was second and U.S. Freeskiing's Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) third Saturday as Canadian Roz Groenwoud claimed the women's ski superpipe victory at Winter X Games. Groenewoud posted an X Games record 93.66 and...

Logan Wins Slopestyle Silver

01/27/2012

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 26) – Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) opened the 2012 Winter X Games with a silver medal in women’s slopestyle. It was Logan’s first X Games slopestyle medal in only her third appearance at the event. Canadian Kaya Turski won with the first women’s switch...

Wallisch Wins X Games Gold, Breaks Record

01/26/2012

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 26) – Crowd favorite Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) won his first X Games gold medal in slopestyle with a record-breaking score of 96 points, the highest in the event's hisotry. The win puts him in contention to be the winningest male athlete in one...

Wallisch Wins Second Straight Slopestyle Podium at Dew Tour Killington

01/22/2012

 

KILLINGTON, VT (Jan. 21) – Tom Wallisch's (Pittsburgh, PA) smooth moves and huge tricks, including a left double 1080 mute grab, scored him another victory at Dew Tour Killington following his win at Dew Tour Breckenridge. Canadian Kaya Turkski was in a league of her own with her performance on the rails and took the women's slopestyle...

Big Names, Big Jumps and Big Progression at Dew Tour Killington

01/21/2012

 

U.S. Athletes Mourn Sarah Burke as Pioneer

01/19/2012

KILLINGTON, VT (Jan. 19) - U.S. athletes and officials from all sports mourned the loss of pioneering Canadian freeskier Sarah Burke, who passed away Thursday from injuries suffered in a training crash just over a week earlier. Burke was hailed as a leader and role model in her sport who pioneered halfpipe skiing into the Olympics.

Blunck Takes Halfpipe Bronze at Youth Olympic Games

01/15/2012

 

INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 15) – It was a technical run with big air that got Ski and Snowboard Club Vail's Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) his bronze medal at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics Games. Blunck's large double flair and ability to spin both natural and unnatural tricks under the Austrian blue skies earned his spot on the...

Alpe d'Huez Skiercross Brings Sunny Skies and Great Competition

01/12/2012

 

ALPE D HUEZ, France (Jan. 11) – Joe Swensson (Niantic, CT) continued on his ski cross tear finishing 12th at the third stop of the ski cross World Cup tour in Alpe d Huez. John Teller (Mammoth Mountain, CA) finished just behind in 13th after qualifying fifth. The tour moves to Les Contamines, France this weekend, Jan. 14-15.

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Swensson Leads Again in SX

01/08/2012

ST. JOHANN, Austria (Jan.  7) - New-kid-on-the-block Joe Swensson (Niantic, CT) earned his third top 20 of the year by finishing 13th in Saturday night's World Cup skicross under the lights in front of 7,000 spectators at St. Johann. John Teller (Mammoth Mountain, CA) finished 18th. and Pat Duran narrowly missed qualifying heats coming in 35th...

Freeskiing Showcased at Copper Rev Tour

12/22/2011

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 22) – Big fields and big tricks ruled at U.S. Freeskiing's opening U.S. Revolution Tour stop at Copper Mountain. It was the first Rev Tour since halfpipe and slopestyle skiing were added to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, sanctioned as an Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) bronze level event. The Rev Tour...

Jimmy Beans Wool Joins USSA In Helping Athletes Reach Their Dreams

12/19/2011

Reno, NV. (Dec. 19) – Jimmy Beans Wool, a leading yarn and fabric retailer, has signed a multi-year partnership with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the national governing body of Olympic skiing, snowboarding and freeskiing, to become the first ever-official yarn, knitting and crochet supplier to U.S. Snowboarding and U.S....

Wallisch Takes Dew Tour Slope

12/18/2011

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 18) - U.S. Freeskiing Pro Team athlete Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) kicked off the season with a big win in the first slopestyle skiing contest since the International Olympic Committee decision last July to bring the event into the 2014 Olympics. Wallisch put down a stunning second run to take the title, his first major...

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