Keri Herman started out as a hockey star in college but found her true calling in skiing at the age of 21. One Olympic spot, four X Games medals and multiple World Cup podiums later, she has proven she’s here to stay. (Getty Images/Cameron Spencer)
Gus Kenworthy grabbed the final major slopestyle event of the season, the European Freeski Open in Laax, Switzerland.
Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT), in her first competition in more than a year, finished just off the podium in fourth in the X Games slopestyle Friday.
Five Americans made the cut in the Winter Games NZ slopestyle—Devin Logan (West Dover, VT), Keri Herman (Breckenridge, CO), Noah Wallace (Spokane, WA), Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) and Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO).
Nick Goepper won his third consecutive X Games slopestyle gold medal and Olympic champion Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) took home the silver. On the women’s side, Keri Herman (Breckenridge, CO) won the silver medal.
Devin Logan made history Tuesday earning a silver medal in the thrilling debut of slopestyle skiing at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Tonight, 11 athletes were nominated to the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Freeskiing)
Dara Howell of Canada took third, Julia Krass first and Keri Herman second at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Saturday at Park City, where Herman clinched her spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle skiing.
U.S. Freeskiing double-threat Devin Logan mathematically clinched her spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle skiing Friday with her impressive victory at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix.
A potent storm at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Breckenridge forced a jury decision to cancel Friday’s Visa U.S. Freeskiing slopestyle skiing finals, resulting in wins for Bobby Brown and Keri Herman based on qualifier results.
Crystal globe winner in slopestyle skiing Keri Herman is this month's Athlete Spotlight.
USSA TEAM Academy athlete and rookie team member Alexi Micinski took her first career victory at the World Cup slopestyle final on Saturday.
Nick Goepper soared to X Games gold winning the slopestyle skiing title Sunday.
VIDEO: Herman Wins Copper Slope
Keri Herman (Breckenridge, CO) clinched her second straight FIS World Cup slopestyle win of the season in the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Copper Mountain.
Keri Herman’s back-to-back switch tricks and clean landings sealed the deal for her second straight World Cup win at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Copper Mountain.
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Keri Herman is the girl having the most fun on the hill—just ask anyone. You can find her lapping the park with her friends and dancing at the top of the course, but beneath the fun times and laughter is a serious athlete who followed her passion for skiing all the way to the Olympics.
The road to Sochi was a grueling series of qualification events, and Herman rose to the occasion by winning the Breckenridge Grand Prix and taking second at the Park City Grand Prix, solidifying her spot on the first-ever Olympic slopestyle team. In Sochi, she represented the U.S. with her classic smile, finishing tenth and making history for freeskiing women at her sports first Olympics.
Herman grew up with a passion for competition. That originally meant playing competitive ice hockey, but after a move to the University of Denver, Herman shifted that passion into skiing and turned it into a career. In 2010 she made a grand entrance by winning a silver medal at the Winter X Games slopestyle and then another at Euro X. She then grabbed a Dew Tour slopestyle silver and the second overall spot in the 2010 AFP rankings. Herman kept things going during the next few seasons with a silver at Winter X 2011, a bronze at World Champs and a second overall in the 2011 AFP rankings. She also won the opening Olympic qualifying period slopestyle World Cup in Argentina and the Copper U.S. Visa Grand Prix World Cup, helping her snatch up the 2013 World Cup slopestyle title, the first American female to do so.
OFF THE SNOW
10th, SS, Sochi, RUS, 2014
9th, SS, 2016
2nd, SS, 2011
2nd, SS, 2009
3rd, Overall, 2012
Silver, SS, Aspen, CO, 2015
Silver, SS, Tignes, FRA, 2011
Silver, SS, Aspen, CO, 2011
Silver, SS, Tignes, FRA, 2010
Silver, SS, Aspen, CO, 2010
6th, SS, Aspen, CO, 2014
Bronze, SS, Park City, UT, 2011
12 World Cup starts, 3 wins
1st, SS, Copper, CO, 2013
1st, SS, Ushuaia, ARG, 2012
8th, BA, Big Air Fenway, MA, 2016
8th, SS, Park City, UT, 2014
1st, SS, Breckenridge, CO, 2014
7th, SS, Copper Mountain, CO, 2014
1st, SS, Freeski Open, NZ, 2015
4th, SS, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2013
2nd, SS, European Open, Laax, SUI, 2008
2nd, SS, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2011
3rd, SS, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2008
5th, SS, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2012