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.
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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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