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Micinski Silver at Jr. World Champs

03/31/2013

VALMALENCO, Italy (March 31) - USSA TEAM Academy and rookie team member Alexi Micinski (Meridian, ID) took slopestyle skiing silver at the FIS Junior World Champs on Sunday. Lisa Zimmerman of Germany won gold for the ladies. In the men’s junior slopestyle competition, Brent Whipple (Stateline, NV) also took home the silver medal. Norway’s Felix...

Leeds and Austin Sweep Jr Worlds Silver

03/28/2013

VALMALENCO, Italy (March 28) – Freeskiers Broby Leeds (Vail, CO) and Zyre Austin (Glenwood Springs, CO) swept the men's and women's halfpipe silver medals Thursday at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships in Italy. Battling snowy conditions that made for challenging speeds the young athletes charged through the elements for the first...

Yater-Wallace 2nd and Wise 3rd

03/25/2013

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 25) – At the conclusion of the FIS World Cup halfpipe season Monday, Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt,CO) stood second and David Wise (Reno, NV) third in the halfpipe standings, yielding the globe to Canadian buddy/rival Mike Riddle. The men’s final was canceled due to fog, so officials used qualifier scores as the final...

Rookie Micinski Wins Slopestyle Final

03/23/2013

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 23) - USSA TEAM Academy athlete and rookie team member Alexi Micinski (Meridian, ID) took her first career victory at the World Cup slopestyle final on Saturday. Julia Marino (Boulder, CO) took second while rookie team member Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) also took his career first victory in the men’s final. At the...

Yater-Wallace Gold in Tignes

03/22/2013

TIGNES, France (March 22) - In a repeat of X Games Tignes 2012, Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) took the gold medal and left silver for David Wise (Reno, NV). Yater-Wallace’s smooth, versatile bag of tricks won out to Wise’s slightly less clean, but technical run. Women's halfpipe finals followed and Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) won...

Rookie Takes X Games Win

03/21/2013

TIGNES, France (March 21) – With sunny skis and a fresh course, talented up-and-comer McRae Williams (Salt Lake City) stomped his line and won gold at X Games Tignes on Thursday, claiming his first X Games medal in his first year competing in the big-league comps. Teammate Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) pulled it together in his third run and...

Freeskiing Junior Worlds Team Named

03/21/2013

PARK CITY, UT (March 21) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 35 talented athletes who are currently competing at the 2013 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships March 26-31 at Valmalenco, Italy. Headlining the team are U.S. Team members Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) in aerials, Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) in moguls, Alexi...

Swensson Fourth in Swedish World Cup

03/16/2013

ARE, Sweden (March 16) - Joe Swensson (Killington, VT) went out in the finals but finished fourth in a FIS Freestyle World Cup skicross in Are. It was his best finish since a podium in Val Thorens in December. Alex Fiva of Switzerland took the win with Anna Woerner of Germany victorious for the women. The season wraps up next weekend in Sierra...

Teller First Ever U.S. Skicross Medal

03/10/2013

VOSS, Norway (March 10) - John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) fought his way onto the podium, winning bronze at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships Sunday. It was the first ever U.S. skicross medal since the event was added in 2005. France’s Jean Frederic Chapuis took home the gold in the fierce men's final while Swiss Fanny Smith won gold...

Wallisch Gold to Lead USA Medals

03/09/2013

VOSS, Norway (March 9) – Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) stole gold in his first ever FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships Saturday, his best finish all season. Wallisch threw down on the course’s massive features, scoring an impressive 94.8 during his winning second run. Also at his first World Champs, Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) took the...

USA Gold, Silver in Halfpipe

03/05/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 5) – David Wise (Reno, NV) and Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) boosted ahead of the tough competition to win halfpipe gold and silver at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships. Wise and Yater-Wallace put down solid first runs that couldn’t be topped, landing them on the podium just 0.6 points apart. In women’s halfpipe,...

Freestyle/Freeskiing World Champs Team Named

03/04/2013

PARK CITY, UT (March 4) – Defending slopestyle World Champion Alex Schlopy (Park City, UT) heads up a strong roster of U.S. athletes named to compete at the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, including both freestyle and freeskiing events. Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and 2009 World Champion Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum,...

Teller Takes USANA Skicross Win

03/01/2013

PARK CITY, Utah – (March 1) John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) defended his lead down the tight, technical course to win the USANA Skicross and the U.S. Championship title at the Sprint Grand Prix at Canyons Resort. Madeline Riffel (Mammoth Lakes, CA) recovered after a first turn crash to snag second in the women’s race, also clinching the U.S....

USA 1-2 in Olympic Halfpipe

02/16/2013

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 16) - Torin Yater-Wallace (Aspen, CO) and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) battled through fog and rain to go one-two for U.S. Freeskiing in the pre-Olympic test event of the halfpipe at Rosa Khutor outside Sochi. It was the first opportunity for the top athletes in the Olympics' newest event to visit Sochi and test the...

Believe in U.S.

02/07/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 7) – With one year to go before the opening of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, U.S. skiers and snowboarders are busy preparing for one of the most important events of their careers. To help illustrate the support of their country behind them, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has launched a thematic campaign – ...

One Year to Sochi

02/06/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 6) – One year out from the opening of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, U.S. skiers and snowboarders are scattered across the globe anticipating the opportunities they will face 365 days from now. The opening ceremony for Sochi is Feb. 7, 2014 with the first medal events the next day. The USA is coming of a Best in...

The North Face Expands Support

02/06/2013

ALAMEDA, CA (Feb. 6) – U.S. Freeskiing and The North Face are taking the next step in their partnership with a broadened focus on both elite and development direction in freeskiing through U.S. Freeskiing’s new Rookie Team. This partnership builds off the The North Face's charter sponsorship of U.S. Freeskiing, which began in 2011 just...

Wise, Bowman Roll On at Grand Prix

02/02/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 2) – X Games champions David Wise (Reno, NV) and Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) stayed on their roll, winning in Park City’s superpipe at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. It was the third straight win...

Stacked Competition at Grand Prix

01/31/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 31) – Halfpipe freeskiers from all over the globe came out for the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort with X Games medalist Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) leading the charge. The FIS World Cup...

Goepper Takes Dominating X Slope Win

01/27/2013

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 27) - Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) was huge on the jumps and smooth and clean technically as he soared to X Games gold in slopestyle skiing Sunday. Goepper nailed a 94 on his second of three runs to take the victory. Norway's Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen won the women's title with Ashley Battersby (Park City, UT) the top...

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