Alexi Mincinski seen here at the Copper Mountain Visa U.S. Grand Prix has been named to the freeskiing Junior Worlds team. (USSA/Sarah Brunson)
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 Micinski (Meridian, ID) and Jess Breda (Marshfield, MA) in slopestyle. Athletes attending hail from USSA club programs as well the U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team.
2013 U.S. FREESTYLE/FREESKIING JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SKI TEAM
Moguls Men Bruce Perry Jr., Winter Park, CO 10/9/95, Winter Park Competition Center Casey Andringa, Boulder, CO, 10/6/95, Winter Park Competition Center Thomas Rowley, Long Beach, NY, 7/2/94, Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club Hunter Bailey, Vail, CO, 3/24/96, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
Moguls Women Ali Kariotis, Tiburon, CA, 4/29/95, Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Keaton McCargo, Telluride, CO, 7/10/95, Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club Nessa Dziemian, East Hampstead, NH, 4/13/94, Park City Freestyle Kaitlyn Harrell, Westminster, CO, 7//17/97, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
Aerials Men Mac Bohonnon, Madison, CT, 3/27/95, Stratton Mountain Freestyle Zach Surdell, Marcellus, MI, 6/3/98, Elite Aerial Development Program Harrison Smith, Pittsford, NY, 12/9/97, Bristol Mountain Snow Sports Club Alec Carignan, Park City, UT, 12/3/95, FLY Freestyle
Aerials Women Morgan Northrop, Park City, UT, 4/16/94, Elite Aerial Development Program
Halfpipe Men Dan Rosenblum, Stamford, CT, 9/22/94, Killington Mountain School Jake Cummings, Vail, CO, 5/22/95, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail John Leonard, Vail, CO, 11/21/96, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Broby Leeds, Vail, CO, 8/17/94, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
Women Hannah Haupt, Sun Valley, ID, 12/19/93, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Jeanee Crane-Mauzy, Park City, UT, 6/5/96, Axis Freeride Zyre Austin, Glenwood Springs, CO, 12/18/93
Slopestyle Men Griffin Rasmussen, Sandy, UT, 7/20/96, Axis Freeride Colter Hale, Winter Park, CO, 3/28/96, Winter Park Competition Center Brent Whipple, Stateline, NV, 3/19/95, Waterville Valley BBTS Riley McDounough, York, ME, 12/16/96, Gould Academy
Women Alexi Micinski, Meridian, ID, 9/19/94, ISSA Jess Breda, Marshfield, MA, 9/23/95, Waterville Valley BBTS Isabel Atkin, Newton, MA, 6/21/98, Axis Freeride Julia Krass, Hanover, NH, 6/7/97, Waterville Valley BBTS
Skicross Men Brant Crossan, Steamboat Springs, CO, 3/19/92, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Tyler Wallasch, Acton, CA, 6/8/94, Mammoth Mountain Ski Club Nicolo Monforte, Olympic Valley, CA, 1/14/95, Squaw Valley Ski Team
Women Tania Prymak, Goshen, NY, 10/12/92, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Madeline Riffel, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 3/14/94, Mammoth Mountain Ski Club Whitney Gardner, Stateline, NV, 6/24/94, Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation
2013 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships take place in Valmalenco, Italy March 26-31, 2013.
The event includes moguls, aerials, skicross, halfpipe and slopestyle.
Invited athletes must be between the ages of 13 – 19 years old.
Headlining the team are U.S. Team members Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) in aerials, Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) in moguls, Alexi Micinski (Meridian, ID) and Jess Breda (Marshfield, MA) in slopestyle.
U.S. Ski Team member Kariotis is the 2012-13 moguls NorAm Grand Prix champion.
Bohonnon earned a fifth place finish last year.
Bruce Perry (Winter Park, CO) has earned four top three finishes this season and is the men's NorAm Grand Prix champion.
Madeline Riffel (Mammoth Lakes, CA) recently took second at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, USANA Skicross and the U.S. Champion title at Canyons Resort.
Tyler Wallasch (Acton, CA) took second for the men at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, USANA Skicross at Canyons Resort.
Watch out for U.S. Freeskiing rookie Alexi Micinski, she took sixth at World Championships and first at the Seven Springs U.S. Revolution Tour.
Micinski recently placed third at the Aspen/Snowmass Freeski Open.
Broby Leeds (Vail, CO) is on a hot streak after recently taking first in halfpipe at Marriott Junior Championships.
Brent Whipple (Stateline, NV) took first at slopestyle Junior Nationals and will be looking to continue his solid skiing.
In addition to top three medals, the Marc Hodler Trophy will be awarded for overall team performance.
QUOTES Todd Schirman, U.S. Freestyle Program Director We are thrilled to have such a strong group of athletes representing the United States of America this year at Jr. World Championships. This is a great opportunity for athletes from different teams to work together with the common goal of being the best overall Jr. Worlds Team. Good luck to all the Athletes and Coaches in the individual events, let's bring home the Marc Hodler cup!
Abbi Nyberg, U.S. Freeskiing Program Manager U.S. Freeskiing is excited about the talented group of athletes headed to Italy for Junior World Championships. This next generation of athletes comes from great USSA club programs. Junior Worlds is a great opportunity for athletes to gain international competition experience against the top juniors in the world.
EVENT SCHEDULE Tuesday, March 26 – Men’s and women’s aerial finals Wednesday, March 27 – Men’s and women’s moguls finals Thursday, March 28 – Men’s and women’s halfpipe finals Friday, March 29 – Men’s and women’s skicross finals Saturday, March 30 – Men’s and women’s dual moguls finals Sunday, March 31 – Men’s and women’s slopestyle finals Complete schedule here
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