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Height
5'7"
Weight
120
 

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Being good at too many things is a problem many people would like to have, but for Brita Sigourney, it was her reality. While attending UC Davis for water polo, the freeskier balanced her busy collegiate athletic career with her ski competition schedule before she realized her passion was skiing. Sigourney then dropped water polo and positioned her focus on halfpipe, where in her first full competition year she took home the Junior World Championship title and a silver medal at the U.S. Championships.

She continued her hot streak into 2011, taking silver in her X Games halfpipe debut and grabbing a halfpipe win in the last stop of the 2011 Dew Tour. Her 2012 season proved just as successful with a bronze at her second X Games and two wins at the VISA U.S. Grand Prix in Copper Mountain, CO and Mammoth Mountain, CA.

Sigourney suffered a knee injury halfway through 2012 and immediately turned her focus to recovery. After rehabilitating her knee, Sigourney made a statement in December 2012 by winning the Dew Tour and taking third at the U.S. VISA Freeskiing Grand Prix. At the Sochi test event World Cup in February 2013, Sigourney fell, broke her collarbone and injured her shoulder. After undergoing surgery for her shoulder, she learned she had also reinjured her knee. Despite the bad news she is optimistic she will be strong and on the snow again, ready to dominate in the 2014 season.

BRITA SAYS 
It all went so well at the beginning of the season. It’s a big bummer that I had to hurt my shoulder and collarbone, only to learn that I also reinjured my knee. It was a double whammy that I wasn’t expecting. Luckily the team doctor, Dr. Cooper, is the man and I am in great hands. I really wanted to ski this summer and learn new tricks, but I will just have to give it a go in the fall when my knee is ready and healed.

FIRST TRACKS 
Sigourney's parents stuck her on skis as soon as she could walk. Even though it was a five hour drive from her home, she spent a good amount of her life in the mountains of Tahoe. She caught the bug early and was obsessed from the start, joining the Alpine Meadows Freestyle Team when she was eight, a move that would eventually introduce Sigourney to her new domain: the halfpipe.

OFF THE SNOW 
Since Sigourney takes so much time off of school in the winter, she spends most of her off-snow time in class. She tries to get in as many classes as she can in the summer and fall. In the next couple years she will be finishing up her degree at Westminster College. This California girl has a love of traveling, everything outdoors and, of course, the beach. 

 

Highlights

AFP Ranking
5th, HP, 2012

X GAMES
Silver, HP, Aspen, CO, 2011
Bronze, HP, Aspen, CO, 2012

FIS WORLD CUP

GRAND PRIX
1st, HP, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2012
1st, HP, Copper Mountain, CO, 2011
3rd, HP, Copper Mountain, CO, 2013

FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
6th, HP, Park City, UT, 2011