Being good at too many things is a problem many people would like to have, but for Brita Sigourney, it was her reality. Fast-forward two X Games medals and numerous other podiums – who knows where she’ll end up next. (Getty Images/Doug Pensinger)
Maddie Bowman 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.
Athletes completed the final training for halfpipe skiing Monday despite fog at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.
Olympians David Wise and Maddie Bowman both grabbed X Games gold at the halfpipe skiing final in Aspen Friday night, just a few weeks before the historic halfpipe skiing debut at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Tonight, 11 athletes were nominated to the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Freeskiing)
Angeli VanLaanen secured her spot on the first-ever Olympic team for halfpipe skiing Saturday with her win at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix.
Alex Ferreira boosted into second place Friday at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix, while Brita Sigourney became the second U.S. woman to secure an Olympic halfpipe team spot and Maddie Bowman took the victory for the women.
Maddie Bowman clinched a nomination to the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team Sunday with a win at the halfpipe final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face at Breckenridge.
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.
Brita Sigourney gained ground on Maddie Bowman 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.
Maddie Bowman, Angeli VanLaanen and Brita Sigourney 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.
The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix returns to Park City Mountain Resort Jan. 28 – Feb. 2 with halfpipe snowboarding and freeskiing featuring X Games gold medalist David Wise and defending freeskiing champion Maddie Bowman.
Despite snow and wind Maddie Bowman displayed great athleticism with her left and right 900’s that landed her in first at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix.
New to the Olympic sports roster, halfpipe and slopestyle freeskiing, will hit Copper Mountain Jan. 9-12 for the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix.
Brita Sigourney’s amplitude and technical tricks won the judges over at women’s halfpipe finals at Dew Tour today.
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Being good at too many things is a problem many people would like to have, but for Brita Sigourney, it was her reality. While attending UC Davis for water polo, the freeskier balanced her busy collegiate athletic career with her ski competition schedule before she realized her passion was skiing. Sigourney then dropped water polo and positioned her focus on halfpipe, where in her first full competition year she took home the Junior World Championship title and a silver medal at the U.S. Championships.
She continued her hot streak into 2011, taking silver in her X Games halfpipe debut and grabbing a halfpipe win in the last stop of the 2011 Dew Tour. Her 2012 season proved just as successful with a bronze at her second X Games and two wins at the VISA U.S. Grand Prix in Copper Mountain, CO and Mammoth Mountain, CA.
Sigourney suffered a knee injury halfway through 2012 and immediately turned her focus to recovery. After rehabilitating her knee, Sigourney made a statement in December 2012 by winning the Dew Tour and taking third at the U.S. VISA Freeskiing Grand Prix. At the Sochi test event World Cup in February 2013, Sigourney fell, broke her collarbone and injured her shoulder. After undergoing surgery for her shoulder, she learned she had also reinjured her knee. Despite the bad news she is optimistic she will be strong and on the snow again, ready to dominate in the 2014 season.
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