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      As a high school senior, Maddie Bowman came onto the women’s freeskiing scene with some serious heat. It’s safe to say that 2012 was her breakout season, featuring podiums at nearly every major event.

      In December 2011 she hadn’t yet been invited to the Dew Tour, but earned her January spot after winning a Rev Tour event and taking fourth at the VISA U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, CO. She converted the ticket into victory at the Killington, VT Dew Tour stop and also took third at Snowbasin, UT. Her top spots also merited an invite to her very first X Games in Aspen, where she took home the silver medal.

      The 2012 season came to a close with Bowman’s victory at the AFP World Championship halfpipe event thanks to her brand new cork 900. The win landed her third in the women’s AFP halfpipe standings.

      Bowman’s first X Games gold in 2013, a bronze at X Games Tignes and victories at both stops of the VISA U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix made for a sweet ski season. Top it all off with her first AFP halfpipe title and that wraps it for the 2013 winter. With this kind of momentum, it’s looking good looking towards Sochi.

      This season was crazy. The team and I traveled to a lot of new locations and my results were great. It was a highlight to win the gold at X Games. This season had its ups and downs for me. It was intense and a lot of travel, but it all went so well and it gets me pumped for the opportunity to maybe get to Sochi next season!

      Bowman's parents were both skiers. Her father was on the professional racing circuit and her mother raced in the Far West division and later became a coach. Her parents started her on skis on her second birthday on a small slope behind Sierra-at-Tahoe's lodge, the mountain that she now represents. After going through every ski racing program at Sierra-at-Tahoe (Rippers, Buddy Werner and the Foundation), Bowman had a change of heart and fell in love with freeskiing instead.

      This proud California girl enjoys everything the outdoors has to offer—from mountain biking, hiking and beaching to wakeboarding and backpacking. Bowman is also now taking classes at Westminster College.

      She says, “In the summer I try to do something outdoors every day. I try to live a really active life and am easily bored when I have too much down time. If I'm not competing or training and I have an opportunity to ski, you can definitely find me on the hill.” 



      AFP Ranking
      1st, HP, 2013
      2nd, HP, 2012
      9th, Overall, 2012

      X GAMES 
      Bronze, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2013
      Gold, HP, Aspen, CO, 2013
      Silver, HP, Aspen, CO, 2012

      Three podiums during 2013 season
      Finished 5th in HP standings, 2013

      1st, HP, Park City, UT, 2013
      1st, HP, Copper Mountain, CO, 2013
      3rd, HP, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2012
      4th, HP, Copper Mountain, CO, 2011

      1st, HP, AFP World Championships, Whistler, CAN, 2012
      1st, HP, Dew Tour, Killington, VT, 2012
      2nd, HP, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2012
      1st, HP, North Face Park & Pipe Open Series, Copper Mountain, CO, 2012
      1st, HP U.S. Rev Tour, Northstar-at-Tahoe, CA, 2012
      3rd, HP, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2012
      3rd, HP, New Zealand Winter Games, Snowpark, NZL