Alex Ferreira has Aspen/Snowmass for his backyard and it has suited him well, as he consistently lands on the podium. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Freeskiing)
Olympians David Wise and Maddie Bowman both grabbed X Games gold at the halfpipe skiing final in Aspen Friday night, just a few weeks before the historic halfpipe skiing debut at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Alex Ferreira boosted into second place Friday at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix, while Brita Sigourney became the second U.S. woman to secure an Olympic halfpipe team spot and Maddie Bowman took the victory for the women.
David Wise clinched a nomination to the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team Sunday with his victory in the snowy halfpipe final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face at Breckenridge.
Despite snow and wind Maddie Bowman displayed great athleticism with her left and right 900’s that landed her in first at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix.
Over 100 athletes from 37 countries took to Copper Mountain’s Main Vein Superpipe today at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix.
Alex Ferreira Quick Facts
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Alex Ferreira, a high school senior, has been climbing the freeskiing ranks for some time now. The young gun had three podiums in 2011-2012 and took top ten at the AFP World Championships in April 2012. This Aspen local was born into skiing and he just gets better every season.
In 2013 Ferreira made it to both X Games Aspen and Tignes. He had a great halfpipe run going during X Games but couldn’t quite put it to his feet. Nevertheless, he jumped up from 25th to 12th in AFP rankings and finished sixth at the Grand Prix at Copper. He is on the verge of cracking the podium in an extremely competitive men’s field.
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