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Redemption for Logan in Opener Win

08/16/2013

CARDRONA, New Zealand (Aug. 17) - U.S. Freeskiing athlete Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) returned to the site of her season-ending injury a year ago to pickup a win in the Audi FIS World Cup freeskiing opener in the Cardrona halfpipe. The USA took four of six podiums with Angeli VanLaanen (Salt Lake City) second in the women's halfpipe while...

Athlete Spotlight: Gus Kenworthy

08/14/2013

Gus Kenworthy has emerged as a double threat, mastering both slopestyle and halfpipe disciplines while maintaining a rapid ascent through the freeskiing ranks. Both his recent success and his childhood spent skiing the legendary steeps and backcountry of Telluride have put Kenworthy on the path to becoming one of the top all-around...

Athlete Spotlight: Emilia Wint

07/15/2013

Emilia Wint took women’s slopestyle by storm with a Revolution Tour win in late 2011. Her fearless slopestyle tricks, big air and rails earned her invites to Dew Tour Finals and Euro X, all within weeks of her top finishes at the Killington Dew Tour stop, the Aspen/Snowmass Open and the Mammoth Mountain VISA U.S. Freeskiing Grand...

U.S. World Cup Tour Stops Announced

06/10/2013

CAVTAT, Croatia (June 10) – Olympic selection events and a preview of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships highlight a schedule of U.S. World Cup events announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and International Ski Federation at annual spring FIS meetings in Croatia. Each World Cup will be a part of the Olympic selection...

Mammoth Set for Pre-Olympic Training Camps

05/20/2013

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (May 20, 2013) – Top Olympic skiers and snowboarders will be heading to California’s Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in the lead up to Sochi. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named Mammoth Mountain as an Official Training Ground for U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding, providing valuable spring and fall training camps...

Sochi Spots On Line in Grand Prix

05/13/2013

PARK CITY, UT (May 13) – Tickets to Sochi will be on the line for snowboarding and the newest Olympic sport of freeskiing in America’s longest standing winter action sports tour, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix also incorporates the Visa U.S.

Kenworthy Keeps Overall Title at AFP Worlds

04/15/2013

WHISTLER, BC (April 15) – With a near-flawless first run, Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) won the AFP World Championship slopestyle event at Whistler Blackcomb Monday after taking second place in the big air comp on Sunday. The results earned him the AFP Overall World title for the third year in a row. Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) took the men...

Athlete Spotlight: Keri Herman

04/15/2013

Keri Herman grew up with a passion for competition. For the Minnesota native, that originally meant playing competitive ice hockey all the way through high school. After a move to the University of Denver, Herman shifted that passion into skiing and turned it into a career, taking the slopestyle scene by storm. In 2010,...

U.S. Freeskiing Wins Junior Worlds

04/04/2013

VALMALENCO, Italy (April 4) – At the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships last week, U.S. junior freeskiing and freestyle athletes won the overall medal count for the USA with nine medals. Topping the list was U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team and USSA Team Academy member Alexi Micinski (Meridian, ID), who took silver in slopestyle. The...

Micinski Silver at Jr. World Champs

03/31/2013

VALMALENCO, Italy (March 31) - USSA TEAM Academy and rookie team member Alexi Micinski (Meridian, ID) took slopestyle skiing silver at the FIS Junior World Champs on Sunday. Lisa Zimmerman of Germany won gold for the ladies. In the men’s junior slopestyle competition, Brent Whipple (Stateline, NV) also took home the silver medal. Norway’s Felix...

Leeds and Austin Sweep Jr Worlds Silver

03/28/2013

VALMALENCO, Italy (March 28) – Freeskiers Broby Leeds (Vail, CO) and Zyre Austin (Glenwood Springs, CO) swept the men's and women's halfpipe silver medals Thursday at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships in Italy. Battling snowy conditions that made for challenging speeds the young athletes charged through the elements for the first...

Yater-Wallace 2nd and Wise 3rd

03/25/2013

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 25) – At the conclusion of the FIS World Cup halfpipe season Monday, Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt,CO) stood second and David Wise (Reno, NV) third in the halfpipe standings, yielding the globe to Canadian buddy/rival Mike Riddle. The men’s final was canceled due to fog, so officials used qualifier scores as the final...

Rookie Micinski Wins Slopestyle Final

03/23/2013

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 23) - USSA TEAM Academy athlete and rookie team member Alexi Micinski (Meridian, ID) took her first career victory at the World Cup slopestyle final on Saturday. Julia Marino (Boulder, CO) took second while rookie team member Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) also took his career first victory in the men’s final. At the...

Yater-Wallace Gold in Tignes

03/22/2013

TIGNES, France (March 22) - In a repeat of X Games Tignes 2012, Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) took the gold medal and left silver for David Wise (Reno, NV). Yater-Wallace’s smooth, versatile bag of tricks won out to Wise’s slightly less clean, but technical run. Women's halfpipe finals followed and Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) won...

Rookie Takes X Games Win

03/21/2013

TIGNES, France (March 21) – With sunny skis and a fresh course, talented up-and-comer McRae Williams (Salt Lake City) stomped his line and won gold at X Games Tignes on Thursday, claiming his first X Games medal in his first year competing in the big-league comps. Teammate Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) pulled it together in his third run and...

Freeskiing Junior Worlds Team Named

03/21/2013

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...

Swensson Fourth in Swedish World Cup

03/16/2013

ARE, Sweden (March 16) - Joe Swensson (Killington, VT) went out in the finals but finished fourth in a FIS Freestyle World Cup skicross in Are. It was his best finish since a podium in Val Thorens in December. Alex Fiva of Switzerland took the win with Anna Woerner of Germany victorious for the women. The season wraps up next weekend in Sierra...

Teller First Ever U.S. Skicross Medal

03/10/2013

VOSS, Norway (March 10) - John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) fought his way onto the podium, winning bronze at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships Sunday. It was the first ever U.S. skicross medal since the event was added in 2005. France’s Jean Frederic Chapuis took home the gold in the fierce men's final while Swiss Fanny Smith won gold...

Wallisch Gold to Lead USA Medals

03/09/2013

VOSS, Norway (March 9) – Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) stole gold in his first ever FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships Saturday, his best finish all season. Wallisch threw down on the course’s massive features, scoring an impressive 94.8 during his winning second run. Also at his first World Champs, Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) took the...

USA Gold, Silver in Halfpipe

03/05/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 5) – David Wise (Reno, NV) and Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) boosted ahead of the tough competition to win halfpipe gold and silver at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships. Wise and Yater-Wallace put down solid first runs that couldn’t be topped, landing them on the podium just 0.6 points apart. In women’s halfpipe,...

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