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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...

Rookie Swensson Leads USA

12/18/2011

SAN CANDIDO, Italy (Dec. 17) Newcomer Joe Swensson (Niantic, CT) turned heads for the second day in a row at the first World Cup ski cross races of the season in San Candido. Swensson skied the second-fastest qualifying time then finished the day in 17th. Pat Duran missed finals by .03 of a second finishing the day...

Rolland Takes Dew Tour Pipe

12/17/2011

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 17) - France's Kevin Rolland soared to a win in the Dew Tour halfpipe skiing comp Saturday with a big 94.50 to win over Canadian Justin Dorey and hometown favorite Duncan Adams (Breckenridge, CO). U.S. Freeskiing's Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) was fourth with teammates Tucker Perkins (N. Hampton, NH) fifth and qualifying...

Teller, Swensson Top 16 in SX Opener

12/17/2011

Big Win for Sigourney in Visa Grand Prix

12/09/2011

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO. (Dec. 9) — A year after barely missing the podium at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix held at Copper Mountain, U.S. Freeskiing Pro Halfpipe Team member Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) took its topmost step to kick off the 2011-12 season. Wing Tai Barrymore won the men's with U.S. Freeskiing Pro Torin Yater-Wallace (Snowmass...

Freeskiing Team Announced at Copper

12/09/2011

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 9) – With a host of new action sports events on the docket for the 2014 Olympics just two years away, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) formally announced 2011-12 U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing teams Friday from its training facility at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper.

Americans Lead Visa Grand Prix Qualis at Copper

12/07/2011

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 7) - U.S. Freeskiing Halfpipe Pro Team members David Wise (Reno, NV) and Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) qualified one-two for the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix halfpipe finals as the 2011-12 North American competition calendar officially began in the 22-foot halfpipe of Copper Mountain on Wednesday. The Grand Prix...

New Olympic Event Showcased at Copper

12/07/2011

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 6) – A record field will be in the 22-foot halfpipe with the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Copper this week, the first major international competition since halfpipe skiing was added to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Simon Dumont (Bethel, ME ) and Jen Hudak (Salt Lake City), both medalists at the FIS Freestyle...

Visa Grand Prix Gets World Cup Status

11/10/2011

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 11) – The Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix in Copper Mountain, CO and Mammoth Mountain, CA got a boost from the International Ski Federation this week. Halfpipe skiing competitions at both sites, as well as the slopestyle skiing competition at Mammoth Mountain, were added to the FIS Freestyle World Cup calendar as the events...

Inaugural Slopestyle Team Named

11/04/2011

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 4) – Following on the heels of slopestyle skiing included in the 2014 Olympic program, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has announced another progressive addition to the Team with the formation of the inaugural U.S. Freeskiing Slopestyle Pro Team.

2012 Revolution Tour Announced

10/06/2011

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 6) - Young riders and skiers eager to make an impression on the world of competitive winter action sports are gearing up for the Dec. 19 start of the U.S. Revolution Tour. The well-established series will feature both snowboarding and freeskiing events at each of its stops.

In its eighth year, the Revolution Tour is a...

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