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Wise Clinches Sochi Spot

01/12/2014

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 12) – David Wise (Reno, NV) clinched a nomination to the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team Sunday with his victory in the snowy halfpipe final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by the North Face at Breckenridge. Adverse weather forced officials to reschedule the halfpipe final twice, but the...

Bowman Bound for Sochi

01/12/2014

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 12) – Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) clinched a nomination to the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team Sunday with a win in the halfpipe final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face at Breckenridge. Adverse weather at the venue forced FIS officials to reschedule the finals twice, and snow...

Halfpipe Skiing Finals Postponed to Sunday

01/11/2014

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 11) – Challenging weather conditions from a weekend storm that dumped eight inches of new snow on the venue at Breckenridge have forced a variety of cancelations and postponements at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. The International Ski Federation jury for freeskiing has moved the halfpipe skiing event to Sunday at 9:30 a.m....

Weather Shines on Brown and Herman at Breck

01/10/2014

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 10) – A potent storm brought heavy snow and limited visibility to the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Breckenridge, forcing a jury decision to cancel the Visa U.S. Freeskiing slopestyle skiing finals scheduled for Friday. According to FIS Freestyle rules, qualification results stand in as official results, putting local skier...

Breckenridge Grand Prix Schedule Change

01/10/2014

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 10) – Challenging weather conditions and new snow have prompted officials to move the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix halfpipe finals up a day to Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10:00 a.m. MST. This decision was reached in order to achieve the greatest opportunity for success on Saturday, by keeping all manpower and resources at the...

Visa U.S. Grand Prix Heads to Breckenridge

01/06/2014

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 6) – The nation’s leading freeskiing athletes continue the battle for Olympic team spots Jan. 8-12 when the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face heads to Breckenridge for the third of five Olympic qualification events. The athletes will compete in the FIS World Cup event with top international...

Goepper Clinches Olympic Spot at Copper

12/21/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO. (Dec. 22) – Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) became the first skier to secure a spot on the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team Saturday with his second-place finish in the slopestyle final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face. Goepper was the top American finisher behind Norway’s Andreas...

Stevens-Eliassen 2-3 at Visa Grand Prix at Copper

12/21/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO. (Dec. 22) – Rookie Darian Stevens (Missoula, MT) took second and the top U.S. spot at Saturday’s slopestyle final while Grete Eliassen (Salt Lake City) came in third at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face. Dara Howell of Canada won the women’s FIS World Cup event, and fifteen-year-old rookie...

Blunck Top Qualifier After Copper Win

12/20/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO. (Dec. 21) – Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) moved to the top of the U.S. Olympic qualification standings with his halfpipe win Friday at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Series presented by The North Face. Blunck sealed the victory in the FIS World Cup event with French favorite Kevin Rolland in second and teammate Gus...

Sigourney Gains on Bowman with Win

12/20/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO. (Dec. 21) – Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) gained ground on Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) in the U.S. Olympic qualification standings after her victory in Friday’s halfpipe final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Series presented by The North Face. Sigourney and Bowman took first and second in the FIS World Cup event...

Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Coming to Breckenridge

12/20/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 20) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, America’s top tour for freeskiing and snowboarding, is coming to Breckenridge Ski Resort Jan. 8-12. The second stop on the Grand Prix tour will be among five events being used to qualify the 2014 Olympic Team for freeskiing and snowboarding. The tour stop for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard...

Biggest Broadcast Schedule Ever for Grand Prix

12/19/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 19) – The race for spots on the 2014 Olympic snowboarding and freeskiing team will continue with broadcast coverage on NBC and NBCSN plus live streaming at each tour stop beginning with this weekend’s event at Copper Mountain. NBC and NBCSN will combine for 16 hours of coverage on the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix including...

Olympic Qualifiers Continue at Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix

12/17/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 17) – Top freeskiing athletes from the USA converge at the second of five Olympic qualification events and the opening of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Series Presented by The North Face, part of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour, at Copper Mountain Dec. 20-21. The athletes will compete in the FIS World Cup event...

Goepper Seals First-Ever Slopestyle Olympic Qualifier

12/15/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 15) – Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) sealed the top spot and took home the Dew Cup at the first-ever slopestyle skiing Olympic qualifier final at Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships on Sunday. Canadian Alex Beaulieau-Marchand and Australian Russ Henshaw rounded out the podium, mastering the massive features and...

Wise Clinches First Olympic Qualifier Victory

12/14/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 15) – Two-time X Games gold medalist David Wise (Reno, NV) led a full-throttle U.S. sweep of the first-ever halfpipe skiing Olympic qualifier under the lights at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships Saturday night. Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) and Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) secured the sweep after battling it out...

Logan Claims First-Ever Olympic Qualifier

12/14/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 15) – Three-time X Games medalist Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) sealed the victory Saturday in the first-ever slopestyle skiing Olympic qualifier at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships. U.S. Freeskiing rookie Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) also made the podium on Saturday, which also happened to be her 15th birthday,...

Hudak Still Hopeful After Injury

12/13/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 13) – Freeskiing champion Jen Hudak (Park City, UT), six-time X Games medalist and the face of her sport of halfpipe skiing since it burst onto the Olympic stage, is still hopeful for a shot at the Olympic Team following a crash at the Dew Tour on Wednesday. Hudak suffered a torn meniscus and partially torn anterior...

Bowman Leads U.S. Dew Tour Sweep

12/13/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 13) – Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA), Angeli VanLaanen (Bellingham, WA) and Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) set a high point standard with their U.S. sweep of the women’s halfpipe skiing final at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships, the first-ever Olympic qualification series for halfpipe skiing. Bowman elevated the...

Goepper and Voisin Top Dew Tour Qualifiers

12/12/2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 12) – Both men and women U.S. Freeskiing athletes rose above a tough field of competitors to qualify for the top spots in the finals at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships and kick off the first-ever Olympic qualification series for U.S. Freeskiing. X Games gold medalist Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) sealed the top...

Kenworthy and Drew Take TNF Open

12/09/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 9) – AFP overall points leader Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) and U.S. Freeskiing rookie Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA) laid down unbeatable halfpipe runs and took home the dual victory for U.S. Freeskiing at The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series Sunday. With the first Olympic-sized halfpipe in North America, Copper...

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