Breezy Johnson Quick Facts
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Rowmark Academy grad Breezy Johnson spent just one winter training with the U.S. Ski Team’s National Training Group and qualified for the Development Team for the 2015 season. How’d she do it? For starters, she finished fifth in the NorAm downhill standings, landed 15th in downhill at the 2014 FIS Junior World Ski Championships and tallied up a bunch of Europa Cup experience. She’ll spend the 2015 season ripping around with the National Training Group again – along with teammate Stephanie Lebby – but can be rest assured of some QT with the upper U.S. Ski Team ranks.
I think two words to describe last season are laughter and learning. The National Training Group was a great stepping-stone between Rowmark and the US Ski Team. I had an awesome time with an amazing group of girls and coaches. From Queenstown to Salzburg we worked our butts off on the hill and made inumerable jokes off the hill.
I am so grateful to all of the coaches and programs that have gotten me where I am. Frank Kelble took over the NTG last year and coached all of us to new and great heights and deservingly won U.S. Development Coach of the Year and U.S. Domestic Coach of the Year. I am so excited to be able to spend more time with him and the other NTG girls this coming season!
Breezy first strapped on skis to ski down her driveway at age 3 and hasn’t slowed down since. Her father was her first coach when she started competing in club races for the Kelly Canyon Ski Team while she was still in kindergarten. A few years later, she joined the Jackson Hole Ski Club, splitting her time between training under the lights of Snow King during the week and ripping up the black runs at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on the weekend. When Breezy was 13 she moved to Rowmark Ski Academy to further pursue her dreams of ski racing while maintaining a school-ski balance.
OFF THE SNOW
Breezy enjoys pretty much anything athletic although she admits that her coordination is pretty abysmal. In summer you can often find her out on her parent’s trampoline in Victor, Idaho. If she’s not doing flips on the trampoline, she might out running on the trails with her dog or slacklining in the woods. “With the Tetons in your backyard it’s hard not to be outside,” she says. She also enjoys curling up with one of her cats and a book, cooking delicious food, or gardening.
15th at 2014 World Juniors, Jasna, Slovakia, 1st place U18
5th 2013-2014 Nor Am Downhill standings
15th 2013-2014 Nor Am Super G standings