Bobby Brown made freeskiing history again in 2014 when he represented his country on the inaugural U.S. Olympic Team for slopestyle skiing in Sochi. (Getty Images/Cameron Spencer)
Bobby Brown had the best finish for the Americans in fourth as the European dominated the X Games big air events on Saturday night.
Gus Kenworthy grabbed the final major slopestyle event of the season, the European Freeski Open in Laax, Switzerland.
American Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) scored a silver medal in X Games Big Air under challenging, snowy conditions Saturday night. It was Brown’s sixth X Games medal.
U.S. Freeskiing member Annalisa Drew led the field in superpipe qualifying at Dew Tour Breckenridge.
Five Americans made the cut in the Winter Games NZ slopestyle—Devin Logan (West Dover, VT), Keri Herman (Breckenridge, CO), Noah Wallace (Spokane, WA), Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) and Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO).
Bobby Brown, Annalisa Drew and Torin Yater-Wallace all claimed World Championships titles at Whistler’s Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) World Championships.
Four U.S. Freeskiing athletes landed on the podium in the slopestyle skiing competition at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix in Park City, UT.
With fresh snow falling on Park City Mountain Resort at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, the conditions were tough for the athletes in the Visa slopestyle skiing qualifiers. The two heats became a game of survival, with the snow making speed a major issue.
Bobby Brown soared to a silver medal in big air skiing at X Games in Aspen.
U.S. athlete Noah Wallace landed in second Saturday during the final FIS Freestyle slopestyle skiing World Cup of the 2013-14 season, where Swiss skier Jesper Tjader took the win with Christian Nummedal of Norway third.
It was a U.S. podium sweep at the historic debut of men’s slopestyle skiing in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Thursday, when Joss Christensen took the first-ever gold medal with Gus Kenworthy earning silver and Nick Goepper bronze.
Tonight, 11 athletes were nominated to the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Freeskiing)
Gus Kenworthy claimed a spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle skiing Saturday with his second-place finish at the final event of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Tour at Park City.
Alex Schlopy landed two incredible runs in front of his hometown crowd to take the victory Friday at the fourth slopestyle Olympic qualifier at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix, while Bobby Brown finished second and secured his Olympic team spot.
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Colorado native Bobby Brown made freeskiing history in 2010 by becoming the first skier to win two X Games gold medals (slopestyle and big air) in one appearance. Four years later his name was once again etched into the freeskiing history books when he represented his country on the inaugural U.S. Olympic Team for slopestyle skiing in Sochi, Russia.
Brown’s X Games success in 2010 vaulted him to freeskiing poster boy status. That same year, Brown won the Junior World Championships for slopestyle, topped the overall AFP rankings and snagged silver in the Euro X slopestyle, all before his 19th birthday. In 2011 he made the podium in X Games Aspen big air, won the Dew Tour slopestyle title, took the AFP World Champs slopestyle title and became the first skier to ever land a triple cork 1440. In the 2012 season, he mined more X Games gold in big air at Aspen and in slopestyle at Euro X.
After recovering from two broken ankles in 2013, Bobby jumped right back onto the competition circuit as an Olympic hopeful. He placed in the top five at all five of the Olympic qualification events, including a win at the Breckenridge Grand Prix and a second-place finish at the Park City Grand Prix, where he clinched his ticket to Sochi. Brown finished ninth in Sochi and helped deliver the first glimpse of Olympic slopestyle skiing to the world. Capping the season with a third at The Dumont Cup and a second in the AFP slopestyle rankings, 2014 was a banner year for Brown.
In 2015 the Denver kid earned his fifth X Games medal--silver in Big Air. He then went on to win the Dumont Cup and the AFP World Tour finals (slopestyle) and placed second at the Jon Olsson Invitational. At the 2016 X Games in Aspen Brown earned another silver medal in Big Air with a left triple 1440 high mute under incredibly challenging, snowy conditions. It was his fifth XG big air medal, his sixth overall.
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