Double-threat Devin Logan may have wanted to be an alpine racer, but thanks to her brother—and thankfully for the world of freeskiing—the 2014 Olympic slopestyle silver medalist chose the freeskiing track. (Getty Images/Cameron Spencer)
Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA) was second and Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) was third for the ladies, while Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) was third for the men.
Maggie Voisin kicked off the season with a second-place finish at the Winter Dew Tour on Saturday in Breckenridge.
The U.S. scored three podium finishes at the final FIS World Cup halfpipe event of the season in Tignes, France.
It was a night to go down in ski history as the world’s best freeskiers threw down on a 140-foot-tall scaffolding jump at the Polartec Big Air at Fenway on Friday night.
The U.S. Grand Prix presents the Polartec Big Air at Boston’s Fenway Park Thursday and Friday.
Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT), in her first competition in more than a year, finished just off the podium in fourth in the X Games slopestyle Friday.
Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) skied her way to a second-place finish at the first stop of the 2016 U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain on Friday.
Eight U.S. athletes qualified for Friday’s halfpipe finals at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain.
U.S. Freeskiing member Annalisa Drew led the field in superpipe qualifying at Dew Tour Breckenridge.
Olympic Champions Wise, Bowman and Christensen lead 39 athletes named to 2016 U.S. Freeskiing Team
Summit Daily News sat down with Logan to ask her nine questions about her history, her take on the next Olympics, what Sochi did for her career, women’s freeskiing and more.
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).
Devin Logan soared to a win in the opening FIS World Cup halfpipe of the season in Cardrona.
Four Americans qualified for the halfpipe finals. Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) took first, as the only American woman to qualify. Among the men, Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO), Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) and Broby Leeds (Vail, CO) qualified.
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Devin Logan, or “D-Lo” as her friends call her, is an all-around talented freeskier that has competitive achievements in halfpipe, slopestyle and big air. The proof is in her resume--an Olympic slopestyle silver medal, five overall AFP titles (including 2016), an X Games silver medal and multiple Dew Tour, World Cup and Grand Prix podiums.
Logan's careeer kicked off in 2010 when she hit the podium in both slopestyle and halfpipe at the FIS Junior World Champioinships and the Aspen/Snowmass Open. In 2011, Logan made her X Games debut in both halfpipe and slopestyle and then went on to earn her first U.S. halfpipe skiing title and the overall AFP crown to cap her rookie season. She fully burst onto the scene in 2012 with 12 podiums, her first X Games medal and her second AFP Overall Championship title.
After winning the season-opening New Zealand World Cup halfpipe in August 2012, Logan suffered a blown knee, which forced her to the sidelines for almost a year. Committed to rehab and her college education, she stayed busy. That included becoming an AFP and FIS certified judge, and judging some events while injured to have a better understanding of her sport. That commitment and sport knowledge paid off just in time for her to hop back on the 2013-2014 competition circuit and qualify for a spot on the inaugural U.S. Olympic Slopestyle Team. In Sochi, Devin threw one of the best runs of her life to take home the silver medal and make freeskiing history.
Logan had a successful 2015 season highlighted by two Grand Prix podiums and a win in halfpipe at the Canadian Open Championship. The 2016 season started right with a win at the New Zealand Winter Games, but then hit a rough spot when she dislocated her shoulder at the Dew Tour in early December. She was back on point by January, however, when she scored second place in halfpipe at the Mammoth stop of the U.S. Grand Prix.
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