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True greatness requires extra effort. That’s true in any walk of life, and it’s certainly true in sports – no matter how much raw talent our young athletes possess.

In the unpredictable and fast-moving world of sports, extra effort goes hand in hand with proper preparation. If an athlete wants to be great and win, they’ve got to prepare...

Take Five with U.S. Freeskiing’s Emilia Wint


When it comes to sports, fans and athletes have come to expect one constant – the unexpected.

Give Responsible Feedback to Athletes


Brought to you by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program.


Nobody likes being criticized. But for young freeskiers to truly grow and learn, they must be open to constructive criticism. 

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Olympic Medalists Lead Park City Parade


PARK CITY, Utah (April 8) – The future dreams of Park City youth shined brightly through a spring snowstorm as Olympic medalists led a homecoming parade down Park City’s historic Main Street Saturday. Organized by the community’s Youth Sports Alliance, kids were inspired by the site of the many gold medals as they walked hand-in-hand with...

Prepare For The Unexpected


In sports, there is one given – expect the unexpected.

As fans, this excitement of not knowing what will happen next is a big reason why we attend, watch and talk about sporting events. For athletes, the unexpected, while thrilling, demands proper preparation to be successful.

From in-season practices to offseason cross training,...

Responsible Sports Download: Brush off Mistakes


At Liberty Mutual Insurance we believe that a setback presents every athlete with a chance to come back.

And not just to come back…but to come back even stronger than ever before.

Thanks to the shared insight, experience and advice from our world-class athletes and coaches, both you and your...

Teller Leads USA in Skicross Finale


LA PLAGNE, France (March 23) – Olympian John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) once again posted the top result for the USA, skiing into 17th during the skicross finale at the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup Finals. Teller ended the season ranked 13th in the World Cup standings, just 24 points from the top ten. Jean Frederic Chapuis of France earned...

Noah Wallace 2nd in Slopestyle Finale


SILVAPLANA, Switzerland (March 22) – U.S. athlete Noah Wallace (Spokane, WA) landed second place Saturday in the final FIS Freestyle slopestyle skiing World Cup of the 2013-14 season. His first run score of 83.60 put him just behind Swiss skier Jesper Tjader, who took the day’s victory as well as the 2014 World Cup slopestyle title.


U.S. Freeskiing First Tweets


Today, reading athlete tweets about their competitions and lives is a regular part of being a sports fan. But, it wasn’t always like that. Check out just how and when your favorite U.S. Freeskiing athletes made their Twitter debuts.

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Freeskiing Jr Worlds Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (March 19) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) named 22 athletes to the 2014 U.S. Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships team. The event kicks March 30 and feature halfpipe skiing, slopestyle skiing and skicross events. Some of the athletes highlighting the roster include Junior National Champions Birk Irving (Winter...

Krass Tops The North Face PPOS Finale


HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN RESORT, CA (March 17) – The 2014 season of The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series presented by Nissan concluded this past Saturday, March 15 with slopestyle skiing finals at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Olympian Julia Krass (Hanover, NH) took the top spot in women’s slopestyle, while Scott Nelson (Darien, CT) earned the victory...

Teller Top 20 in Are Skicross


ARE, Sweden (March 16) – Olympian John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) skied into the top 20 Sunday in the second skicross event of the World Cup double-header weekend in Are, Sweden. Thomas Zangerl and Andreas Matt of Austria went one-two in the final with Armin Niederer of Switzerland third. Next, the men head to La Plagne, France for the final...

Sixth for Teller in Are Skicross


ARE, Sweden (March 15) – Olympian John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) edged his way into sixth Saturday during the first of two skicross competitions at a World Cup double-header weekend in Are, Sweden. Teller skied into second place during the small final, which was good enough for sixth behind race winner Victor Oehling Norberg of Sweden. The...

U.S. Revolution Tour Concludes at Sun Valley


SUN VALLEY, ID (March 7) – Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour skiers finished up their season in style at Idaho’s Sun Valley Resort after a hectic week at Mammoth Mountain. Freeskiers made up for cancellations last week by dropping into the halfpipe for two separate competitions Tuesday. Jacob Beebe (Bend, OR) and Jeanne Crane-Mauzy (Park City, UT...

2014 Mammoth Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Mar. 6) – Stormy weather cut Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour ski action short last week, but not before the Tour crowned three new ski champions at Mammoth Mountain Resort. In the women’s skicross event, Mazie Hayden (Pittsfield, VT) topped the field, and Tyler Wallasch (Mammoth Lakes, CA) took top honors for the men....

2014 Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour Concludes in Sun Valley


SUN VALLEY, ID (Feb. 27) - After events in Seven Springs and Mammoth Mountain, the 2014 Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour pulls into its last stop next week at Idaho’s iconic Sun Valley. Part classic ski town, part reinvented terrain park powerhouse, Sun Valley will play venue to men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle competitions for both...

Sochi Olympic Winter Games Recap


SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 23) – A record-matching 17 Team USA skiers and snowboarders left the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with medals, including a record eight gold. From Sage Kotsenburg’s opening day slopestyle snowboarding gold to teen Mikaela Shiffrin’s brilliant slalom win under the lights Friday night, the American athletes electrified Sochi...

Bowman Golden in Olympic Debut


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 20) – Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) became the first-ever women’s Olympic halfpipe skiing champion Thursday, taking gold in the sport’s debut at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Bowman boosted to the top spot with her first run, and then extended her lead in a second round that saw Marie Martinod of France earn...

Teller 28th in Sochi Skicross


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 20) – John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) skied strong in a competitive heat Thursday but crashed during a pass attempt, finishing 28th in the skicross event at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Team USA’s sole skicross athlete was edged out of his heat by Jean Frederic Chapuis and Jonathan Midol of France, who went on...

Sochi Studio: Nick Goepper