PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 6) – One year out from the opening of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, U.S. skiers and snowboarders are scattered across the globe anticipating the opportunities they will face 365 days from now. The opening ceremony for Sochi is Feb. 7, 2014 with the first medal events the next day. The USA is coming of a Best in the World Olympics in Vancouver that saw 17 different skiers and snowboarders win 21 medals.
PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 2) – X Games champions David Wise (Reno, NV) and Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) stayed on their roll, winning in Park City’s superpipe at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. It was the third straight win for Bowman – second straight for Wise. The two were crowned U.S. champions for their results across the two U.S. Grand Prix halfpipes. Both men's and women's finals saw amazing runs with high scores for the combination FIS Freestyle World Cup and AFP Platinum level contest. Next up is Sochi, Russia for a FIS World Cup test event in the Olympic halfpipe Feb. 16.
ASPEN, CO (Jan. 25) - U.S. Freeskiing's David Wise (Reno, NV) soared to a repeat X Games gold leading a USA podium sweep. Hometown hero Torin Yater-Wallace (Aspen, CO) took silver in his first event back from injury while veteran Simon Dumont (Bethel, ME) won bronze. Wise threw back to back double cork 1260s to claim his second title and best the field in every run.
PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 24) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix returns to Park City Mountain Resort Jan. 28 – Feb. 2 with halfpipe snowboarding and freeskiing featuring 2002 Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT), defending freeskiing champion Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA), and four-time Grand Prix champion Louie Vito (Sandy, UT). Now in a record 17th season, the event opens with the Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air contest, followed by the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix halfpipe and Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix halfpipe finals.
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Jan. 2) – New to the Olympic sports roster, halfpipe and slopestyle freeskiing, will hit Copper Mountain Jan. 9-12 for the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. Headling the tour opener are four-time X Games medalist and AFP Slopestyle Champion Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA), Dew Tour Champion and two-time X Games halfpipe medalist Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) and two-time X Games halfpipe medalist David Wise (Reno, NV). The longest running domestic tour, the Visa Grand Prix is now in its 17th season and its third season for freeskiing. The Visa U.S. Grand Prix is a FIS World Cup and AFP Platinum level event, which allows for American athletes to garner qualifying points on home soil for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 14) – Brita Sigourney’s (Carmel, CA) amplitude and technical tricks won the judges over at women’s halfpipe finals at Dew Tour today. Teammate Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) whose run featured left and right 900’s with strong grabs, landed her in second. It was Sigourney’s first competition back after she suffered a knee injury in late February. Next up for halfpipe athletes is the VISA U.S. Grand Prix and FIS World Cup at Copper Mountain Jan. 9-13.
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 8) – The 2013 U.S. Freeskiing Team, a powerhouse squad of 33 athletes led by four-time X Games medalist Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) X Games Champion David Wise (Reno, NV), Overall Association of Freeskiing Professionals Champion Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and four-time X Game medalist Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) was named today at Copper Mountain. Freeskiing makes its Olympic debut at the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia, where both slopestyle and halfpipe disciplines will be showcased. The team is gearing up for its first competition of the season, the Dew Tour at Breckenridge Dec. 13-16, followed by the VISA U.S.
WHISTLER, CANADA (April 24) – U.S. Freeskiing athletes Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) and Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) were crowned the overall AFP World Champions following the season ending slopestyle and halfpipe competitions last weekend in Whistler. The overall trophies were named and presented in honor of the late Sarah Burke. It was Kenworthy's second straight winter atop the AFP standings which spans halfpipe, slopestyle and big air competitions across 35 events stretching from August to April each season.