Ashley Caldwell watched Olympic skiing on TV and thought it would be “totally awesome” to try aerials. After only three years of aerials training, Caldwell made the U.S. Ski Team and the rest is history.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has now confirmed Deer Valley Resort as the site for the 2014 U.S. Freestyle Championships Mar. 28 – Mar. 30.
Three-time Olympian Emily Cook landed the top result for the USA in eighth Friday night during her final Olympic appearance at the women’s aerials event of the 2014 Sochi Games.
Nine athletes, including Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney, will be representing the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team in Sochi.
The Visa Freestyle International returns to Deer Valley Resort Jan. 9-11 for moguls and aerials under the lights in vital Olympic qualifying competitions.
Olympian Emily Cook (seen here at Deer Valley) threw a massive full-double full, finished fifth and topped the results for U.S. women in front of a stadium of 40,000 people at the Birds Nest aerials World Cup Saturday.
Olympian Ashley Caldwell took second at the aerials World Cup opener on Sunday, her first competition in over two years.
The 2014 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s aerials squad, led by Olympian Emily Cook and World Cup podium finisher Dylan Ferguson, was announced in advance of the first World Cup of the season Dec. 15 in Beida Lake, China.
Olympian Ashley Caldwell and U.S. Snowboarding Pro Team athlete Ty Walker will headline WInter Jam in New York's Central Park.
Olympian Ashley Caldwell Out for Season
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The world's best freestyle skiers return to Deer Valley!
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Caldwell was a competitive gymnast for 11 years at Apex Gymnastics in Virginia before she watched Olympic skiing on TV and thought it would be “totally awesome” to try aerials. After only three years of aerials training, Caldwell made the U.S. Ski Team at a Selection Event in the beginning of the 2010 season and then went on to have what can only be described as a stellar rookie season.
In 2010, at 16 years old, Caldwell put the aerials world on notice as she claimed top 15 results in her first three World Cup competitions, finished 10th at the Olympics and claimed a silver medal at the U.S. National Championships, a feat she repeated in 2011. She earned her first two podiums during the 2011 season, including a victory at her beloved Lake Placid, with only four World Cup competitions under her belt.
A series of knee injuries have left Caldwell off the competition circuit, but she’ll be back for 2014 and is hungry to prove she’s stronger than ever.
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