Freestyle Programs

Freestyle Junior Worlds Team Named

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USSA
2013-03-21 11:56
 

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 Micinski (Meridian, ID) and Jess Breda (Marshfield, MA) in slopestyle. Athletes attending hail from USSA club programs as well the U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team.

2013 U.S. FREESTYLE/FREESKIING JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SKI TEAM

Moguls
Men
Bruce Perry Jr., Winter Park, CO 10/9/95, Winter Park Competition Center
Casey Andringa, Boulder, CO, 10/6/95, Winter Park Competition Center
Thomas Rowley, Long Beach, NY, 7/2/94, Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club
Hunter Bailey, Vail, CO, 3/24/96, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

Moguls
Women
Ali Kariotis, Tiburon, CA, 4/29/95, Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle
Keaton McCargo, Telluride, CO, 7/10/95, Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club
Nessa Dziemian, East Hampstead, NH, 4/13/94, Park City Freestyle
Kaitlyn Harrell, Westminster, CO, 7//17/97, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

Aerials
Men
Mac Bohonnon, Madison, CT, 3/27/95, Stratton Mountain Freestyle
Zach Surdell, Marcellus, MI, 6/3/98, Elite Aerial Development Program
Harrison Smith, Pittsford, NY, 12/9/97, Bristol Mountain Snow Sports Club
Alec Carignan, Pelham, NH, 12/3/95, FLY Freestyle

Aerials
Women
Morgan Northrop, Park City, UT, 4/16/94, Elite Aerial Development Program

Halfpipe
Men
Dan Rosenblum, Stamford, CT, 9/22/94, Killington Mountain School
Jake Cummings, Vail, CO, 5/22/95, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
John Leonard, Vail, CO, 11/21/96, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
Broby Leeds, Vail, CO, 8/17/94, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

Women
Hannah Haupt, Sun Valley, ID, 12/19/93, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation
Jeanee Crane-Mauzy, Park City, UT, 6/5/96, Axis Freeride
Zyre Austin, Glenwood Springs, CO, 12/18/93

Slopestyle
Men
Griffin Rasmussen, Sandy, UT, 7/20/96, Axis Freeride
Colter Hale, Winter Park, CO, 3/28/96, Winter Park Competition Center
Brent Whipple, Stateline, NV, 3/19/95, Waterville Valley BBTS
Riley McDounough, York, ME, 12/16/96, Gould Academy

Women
Alexi Micinski, Meridian, ID, 9/19/94, ISSA
Jess Breda, Marshfield, MA, 9/23/95, Waterville Valley BBTS
Isabel Atkin, Newton, MA, 6/21/98, Axis Freeride
Julia Krass, Hanover, NH, 6/7/97, Waterville Valley BBTS

Skicross
Men
Brant Crossan, Steamboat Springs, CO, 3/19/92, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
Tyler Wallasch, Acton, CA, 6/8/94, Mammoth Mountain Ski Club
Nicolo Monforte, Olympic Valley, CA, 1/14/95, Squaw Valley Ski Team

Women
Tania Prymak, Goshen, NY, 10/12/92, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
Madeline Riffel, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 3/14/94, Mammoth Mountain Ski Club
Whitney Gardner, Stateline, NV, 6/24/94, Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2013 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships take place in Valmalenco, Italy March 26-31, 2013.
  • The event includes moguls, aerials, skicross, halfpipe and slopestyle.
  • Invited athletes must be between the ages of 13 – 19 years old.
  • Headlining the team are U.S. Team members Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) in aerials, Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) in moguls, Alexi Micinski (Meridian, ID) and Jess Breda (Marshfield, MA) in slopestyle.
  • U.S. Ski Team member Kariotis is the 2012-13 moguls NorAm Grand Prix champion.
  • Bohonnon earned a fifth place finish last year.
  • Bruce Perry (Winter Park, CO) has earned four top three finishes this season and is the men's NorAm Grand Prix champion.
  • Madeline Riffel (Mammoth Lakes, CA) recently took second at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, USANA Skicross and the U.S. Champion title at Canyons Resort.
  • Tyler Wallasch (Acton, CA) took second for the men at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, USANA Skicross at Canyons Resort.
  • Watch out for U.S. Freeskiing rookie Alexi Micinski, she took sixth at World Championships and first at the Seven Springs U.S. Revolution Tour.
  • Micinski recently placed third at the Aspen/Snowmass Freeski Open.
  • Broby Leeds (Vail, CO) is on a hot streak after recently taking first in halfpipe at Marriott Junior Championships.
  • Brent Whipple (Stateline, NV) took first at slopestyle Junior Nationals and will be looking to continue his solid skiing.
  • In addition to top three medals, the Marc Hodler Trophy will be awarded for overall team performance.

QUOTES
Todd Schirman, U.S. Freestyle Program Director
We are thrilled to have such a strong group of athletes representing the United States of America this year at Jr. World Championships. This is a great opportunity for athletes from different teams to work together with the common goal of being the best overall Jr. Worlds Team. Good luck to all the Athletes and Coaches in the individual events, let's bring home the Marc Hodler cup!

Abbi Nyberg, U.S. Freeskiing Program Manager
U.S. Freeskiing is excited about the talented group of athletes headed to Italy for Junior World Championships. This next generation of athletes comes from great USSA club programs. Junior Worlds is a great opportunity for athletes to gain international competition experience against the top juniors in the world. 

EVENT SCHEDULE
Tuesday, March 26 – Men’s and women’s aerial finals
Wednesday, March 27 – Men’s and women’s moguls finals
Thursday, March 28 – Men’s and women’s halfpipe finals
Friday, March 29 – Men’s and women’s skicross finals
Saturday, March 30 – Men’s and women’s dual moguls finals
Sunday, March 31 – Men’s and women’s slopestyle finals
Complete schedule here

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