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Height
5-10
Weight
180
 

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Some of the legendary Aspen ski lore must have rubbed off on Simi Hamilton. Born and raised in the Colorado ski town, Hamilton was a force in the amateur ski ranks and finished a stellar collegiate career at Vermont’s Middlebury College as a three-time All-American. His early success was enough for him to jump him into World Cup competition (where he scored in his first race) and onto the 2010 Olympic squad.

In 2014 Hamilton continued to impress the nordic world, making his second Olympic Team in as many tries. Hamilton’s real highlight came at the Oberhof Stage World Cup, where he finished on top of the podium in the freestyle sprint final.

Known for his sprinting, Hamilton has a U.S. title to his name and over a dozen scoring efforts on the World Cup circuit. The Team athlete also has nine Junior National Championships under his belt and three 2012 SuperTour podiums.

Nowadays, Hamilton splits his time between Sun Valley, where he skis with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Program, and Park City, home of the U.S. Ski Team. Training this summer for a potential World Championships bid next winter, Hamilton will be working hard to increase power and speed heading into the new season.

FIRST TRACKS
Hamilton first started skiing when he was two. His mom attached him to a leash and let him go down the hill while she tried to keep him in control. He built his base in the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, starting cross country ski racing at 13 and winning nine junior national titles and three Colorado state high school crowns before heading to Middlebury.

OFF THE SNOW
Off the snow, you can find Simi on his bike as often as possible. He also enjoys climbing in Utah, Idaho, and Colorado and is always trying to find time to surf. In the spring he can be found backcountry skiing near his family's cabin in Colorado. He has recently started to teach himself how to crotchet.

 

Highlights

OLYMPICS
Team: 2010, 2014
6th, team sprint CL, Sochi, RUS, 2014
29th, sprint CL, Vancouver, CAN, 2010

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 
Team: 2011, 2013
25th, sprint FS, Oslo, NOR, 2011

WORLD CUP
Two top-10 sprint finishes in 2012
First World Cup points in debut World Cup, Sprint CL, Canmore, AB, 2010

Stage World Cup Results
1st, Sprint CL, Oberhof, GER, 2014

U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS
2010, Sprint FS, Anchorage, AK

Other
Three SuperTour podiums in 2012 including two wins
Nine-time Junior National Champion
Three-time NCAA All-American