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  • Adore Creative Produces USSA Brand Spots | USSA - Foundation
    in Boston featured newly released creative showcasing Olympic champions David Wise and Kelly Clark The spots premiered in January at the opening U S Grand Prix from California s Mammoth Mountain on NBC A similar spot featuring Olympic champions Ted Ligety and Lindsey Vonn premiered earlier this season in NBC coverage of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup races from Aspen and Beaver Creek in Colorado Both spots filmed by Adore Creative s Barker Gerard this past November during pre season training camps at Colorado s Copper Mountain Resort have been available online for much of the season generating great viewership through digital and social channels Crafting this branding campaign for the USSA was a real joy added Wainwright When they say Best in the World they really mean it Olympic Champions Kelly Clark shown here competing in Park City UT and David Wise are featured in the 30 second spot for the U S Grand Prix The USSA sought out Adore Creative for the campaign to highlight its athletic vision and create excitement around its brands The U S Ski Team brand is one of the most iconic in skiing worldwide with broad recognition in the USA Europe and Asia built over its nearly half century of use The USSA s U S Grand Prix brand is celebrating its 20th season as the longest running winter action sports tour in the world and the platform for selection of the U S Olympic Team in freeskiing and snowboarding Skiing and snowboarding are on the edge action sports with an amazing collection of Olympic champions telling our story said the USSA s Chief Marketing Officer Michael Jaquet Adore s past work attracted us and led us to find a partner who could tell our Best in the World story We have

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/adore-creative-produces-ussa-brand-spots (2016-04-30)
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  • Ted Ligety | USSA - Foundation
    David Chodounsky was 16th Ligety and Weibrecht Podium Ted Ligety Park City UT and Andrew Weibrecht Lake Placid NY stood on the podium on Saturday taking second and third place respectively at the Birds of Prey super G Winning a Trip to Ski With Ligety Last month nearly 1000 racers sent in their view of What Makes a Champion all for an opportunity to ski with Ted Ligety Auden s talked about his love for practice the importance of sportsmanship and having fun Ligety picked the winner himself Announcing WhatMakesAChamp Winners Inspired by the official U S Ski Team mascot Champ the Team kicked off a content series asking athletes and fans about the moment they truly felt like a champion Ted Ligety Adore Creative Brand Spot State of Sport Honors USSA Throwback Vail Ligety Injured Behind The Gold World Cup PGS Ligety fourth Chodounsky fourth Val D Isere disappointment Tech Europe Beaver Creek GS Ligety Weibrecht WhatMakesAChamp Winner WhatMakesAChamp Winners Headlines Adore Creative Produces USSA Brand Spots Governor s State of Sport Awards Honors THROWBACK Victory at the 2015 World Ch Ligety Injured in Germany Stein A Champion with Style Downhillers Dominate New PGS Event Ligety Leads Recharged U S Team Career Best Slalom Result for Chodounsky Disappointment in Val D Isere Tackling Europe Åre and Val d Isere Te Ligety Streak Ends at Beaver Creek Ligety and Weibrecht Podium in Beaver C Ted Ligety Quick Facts Hometown Park City UT Birthplace Salt Lake City UT Birthdate 08 31 1984 Years on Team 12 Club Park City Ski Team School The Park City Winter School Olympics 2006 2010 2014 Worlds 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 Results Career Results Alpine Athletes Ted Ligety Equipment Suppliers 2XU Head Leki Shred Slytech Sponsors 2XU Audi Citi Coca Cola GoPro Putnam Investments Additional Info Height 5 11 Weight 190 Ted Ligety Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Skiing always comes first for 2006 and 2014 Olympic gold medalist and five time World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety Whether it s dropping cliffs taking the snowmobiles into the Utah backcountry or laying down some of the most incredible angles in all of ski racing Shred is constantly pushing and evolving the sport Ligety had a lot to live up to following a historic 2013 season that solidified him as one of the legends of the sport He again set the tone with season opening wins in Soelden and Beaver Creek and then rocketed into Sochi as the favorite to win the giant slalom gold medal Being the favorite and then delivering on that expectation is the most challenging position to hold in all of sport Ligety delivered and became the first American man to win a giant slalom gold medal which also marked him as the only man in U S history to win two Olympic gold medals in alpine skiing After such a successful 2014 season 2015 proved to be a challenge for Ligety Defending his

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/ted-ligety (2016-04-30)
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  • Joss Christensen | USSA - Foundation
    Feb 25 Mar 1 at Park City Mountain Resort X Games Three Peat for Goepper Nick Goepper won his third consecutive X Games slopestyle gold medal and Olympic champion Joss Christensen Park City UT took home the silver On the women s side Keri Herman Breckenridge CO won the silver medal Olympic Medalist Kenworthy Wins Gus Kenworthy opened the slopestyle season with his first Dew Tour win with Nick Goepper third Joss Christensen Gus Joss U S 1 2 Dew Tour Qualifying Freeskiing Team Named Christensen NZ NZ Slopestyle State of Sport Awards Christensen Slopestyle Tour Kenworthy Titles U S Men Sweep at Grand Prix Slopestyle Qualifiers Grand Prix Finale Park City Goepper Three Peat Kenworthy Wins Headlines Kenworthy and Christensen Pull From Fenway Christensen and Williams Go 1 2 at Gran Drew Leads U S In Dew Tour Superpipe Q 2016 U S Freeskiing Team Named Christensen Grabs 3rd at Winter Games NZ Olympians Battle for Slopestyle Suprema Athletes Nominated for Utah State of Sp Joss Christensen Takes 2nd in Slopestyl Kenworthy Goes for Halfpipe and Slopest U S Men Sweep at Grand Prix Americans Qualify 7 to Slopestyle Finals Grand Prix Finale Set For Park City Joss Christensen Quick Facts Hometown Park City UT Birthplace Salt Lake City UT Birthdate 12 20 1991 Years on Team 3 Club Park City Freestyle Ski Team School Winter Sports School in Park City Olympics 2014 Results Career Results Freeskiing Athletes Joss Christensen Equipment Suppliers Fischer Oakley Sponsors Giro Oakley Park City Mountain Resort Rockstar Energy Additional Info Height 6 1 Weight 175 Joss Christensen Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Joss Christensen made history on February 13 2014 when he won the first ever gold medal for men s Olympic slopestyle skiing What makes the win even sweeter is that Christensen was an underdog going into the Olympics having been nominated to the team by coaches discretion Christensen had a rough start to the 2013 2014 Olympic qualifying season and wasn t landing the podiums needed to earn his Olympic spot through objective criteria When it came to the last qualifying event in Park City his hometown he knew he had to step it up After throwing down one of the smoothest runs the judges had ever seen Christensen won the final qualifying event Later that week the coaches awarded him the coveted discretionary spot on the inaugural U S Olympic Slopestyle Team At the Olympics under sunny Sochi skies and spring like conditions Christensen had the best day of skiing of his life He threw down two unbeatable runs in qualifiers and then went on to dominate finals with another two unbeatable runs His last run a victory lap included a switch triple 1260 japan a trick he had only learned earlier in the week during practice Christensen 22 led fellow Americans Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper in a podium sweep marking only the third time in Olympic Winter Games history that the U S

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  • David Wise | USSA - Foundation
    Prix tour will take place Feb 25 Mar 1 at Park City Mountain Resort Bowman Wins Pipe at Mammoth Olympic champion Maddie Bowman s solid run during halfpipe skiing qualifications at the Visa U S Grand Prix translated to a first place podium David Wise Adore Creative Brand Spot Wise Nine Knights World Cup Halfpipe X Games Preview Halfpipe Sweep Mammoth Grand Prix Mammoth USGP Wise Dew Tour Freeskiing Team Named Wise Globe World Cup Kenworthy Titles GP Halfpipe Qualifiers Grand Prix Finale Park City Bowman Wins Pipe at Mammoth Headlines Adore Creative Produces USSA Brand Spots Watch David Wise Break a World Record Wise and Drew Lead U S Into Pipe Finals What to Watch For at X Games Kenworthy Crowned U S Grand Prix Winner USA Qualifies Eight to Grand Prix Halfp U S Grand Prix Kicks Off at Mammoth Mo Wise Wins Dew Tour Superpipe 2016 U S Freeskiing Team Named David Wise Wins World Cup Title Kenworthy Goes for Halfpipe and Slopest Seven Americans to Compete at GP Halfpi David Wise Quick Facts Hometown Reno NV Birthplace Reno NV Birthdate 06 30 1990 Years on Team 4 Olympics 2014 Worlds 2009 2011 2013 Results Career Results Freeskiing Athletes David Wise Equipment Suppliers Sponsors 4FRNT Skis ForMaxResults com Monster Energy Northstar at Tahoe Resort Procter and Gamble Smith Visa Additional Info Height 6 0 Weight 185 David Wise Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Family man David Wise has been on the top of the halfpipe podium since early 2011 and now has his own chapter in the freeskiing history books for becoming the first ever Olympic gold medalist for halfpipe skiing Wise a family man from Reno NV had a consistent road to Sochi winning two of the five Olympic qualifying events and clinching his team nomination through objective criteria Ticket to Sochi in hand Wise made a quick stop in Aspen CO before heading to Russia and bagged his third straight X Games Gold medal the only athlete to accomplish the feat since Tanner Hall s three peat from 2006 2008 In Sochi unfavorable weather conditions in the Olympic halfpipe venue provided a challenge to competitors but Wise remained focused and professional and threw down a smooth and technical run that was unbeatable Heading into the Olympics Wise considered it a huge achievement just to represent his country at his sport s debut With the gold medal in hand and his family cheering him on at the bottom Wise truly achieved freeskiing greatness in 2014 Wise began competing in halfpipe at a young age winning his first U S National title at 15 and then turning professional at 18 Wise has all the tools to compete on the highest level style technicality and amplitude So it should come as no surprise that Wise kicked off a dominant streak in 2012 winning the Winter X Games The Dew Tour Finals and The Grand Prix finals consecutively The 2013 season was another

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  • Maddie Bowman | USSA - Foundation
    Halfpipe Wednesday kicked off qualifying rounds for all Sprint U S Grand Prix events in Park City UT including the Visa U S Grand Prix ski halfpipe Bowman Wins Pipe at Mammoth Olympic champion Maddie Bowman s solid run during halfpipe skiing qualifications at the Visa U S Grand Prix translated to a first place podium Maddie Bowman Tignes Halfpipe X Games halfpipe X Games Oslo Grand Prix Halfpipe Grand Prix halfpipe X Games Gold X Games Preview Grand Prix Halfpipe Mammoth Grand Prix Freeskiing 2015 Freeskiing Team Named State of Sport Awards GP Halfpipe Qualifiers Bowman Wins Pipe at Mammoth Headlines Bowman Wins Tignes Halfpipe Yater Wallace Leads American Sweep at X Bowman Highlights X Games Oslo Bowman and Blunck Grab Grand Prix Wins Bowman and Blunck Lead Halfpipe Qualifying Bowman Golden Again at X Games What to Watch For at X Games Logan Second in U S Grand Prix Halfpipe USA Qualifies Eight to Grand Prix Halfp Top 7 Moments of 2015 2016 U S Freeskiing Team Named Athletes Nominated for Utah State of Sp Maddie Bowman Quick Facts Hometown South Lake Tahoe CA Birthplace South Lake Tahoe CA Birthdate 01 10 1994 Years on Team 4 Club Sierra at Tahoe Education Foundation School Westminster College Olympics 2014 Worlds 2013 Results Career Results Freeskiing Athletes Maddie Bowman Equipment Suppliers Bolle Head Sponsors Rockstar Energy Sierra at Tahoe The North Face Additional Info Height 5 1 Weight 125 Maddie Bowman Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery South Lake Tahoe native Maddie Bowman burst onto the halfpipe scene in 2012 and two years later into the history books by winning the first ever Olympic gold medal in women s halfpipe skiing It s safe to say that for 20 year old Bowman 2014 will be a year to remember for the rest of her life Having earned four podium finishes at five of the Olympic qualification events two of them were wins Bowman clinched her ticket to Sochi by the third competition Before heading off to Russia for the Games Bowman made a quick stop in Aspen where she bagged her second straight X Games gold medal Bowman turned up the heat yet again at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games and put down two unbeatable runs to take home the gold medal Her first run included back to back 900 s something she had never done before which shows that Bowman knows how to step it up when it counts the most She then finished the historic 2014 season by winning her second straight AFP halfpipe title As a high school senior Maddie Bowman came onto the women s freeskiing circuit with some serious gusto Her 2012 breakout season featured podiums at nearly every major event She sealed a victory at the Killington VT Dew Tour stop and also took third at Snowbasin UT which merited an invite to her very first X Games in Aspen and resulted in a silver medal Bowman s first

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/maddie-bowman (2016-04-30)
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  • Devin Logan | USSA - Foundation
    Team Named Summit Daily NZ Slopestyle Logan Win Halfpipe Qualis Giving Back Giving Back Headlines Bowman Wins Tignes Halfpipe Historic Night at Fenway Park Polartec Big Air at Fenway Kicks Off Voisin Fourth in X Games Slopestyle Logan Second in U S Grand Prix Halfpipe USA Qualifies Eight to Grand Prix Halfp Drew Leads U S In Dew Tour Superpipe Q 2016 U S Freeskiing Team Named 9 Questions With Devin Logan Olympians Battle for Slopestyle Suprema Victory for Logan in Cardrona Halfpipe Qualis Send 4 to Winter Games Devin Logan Quick Facts Hometown West Dover VT Birthplace West Dover VT Birthdate 02 17 1993 Years on Team 4 Club Mount Snow Academy School Westminster College Olympics 2014 Worlds 2011 Results Career Results Freeskiing Athletes Devin Logan Equipment Suppliers Sponsors Armada Giro Monster Energy Paul Mitchell The North Face Additional Info Height 5 9 Weight 175 Devin Logan Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Double threat Devin Logan or DLo as her friends call her is one of the most decorated female freeskiers out there With multiple overall AFP titles X Games medals and World Cup podiums to her name Logan can now add an Olympic slopestyle silver medal to her long list of accomplishments After winning the season opening New Zealand World Cup halfpipe in August 2012 Logan suffered a blown knee which forced her off skis for almost a year Committed to rehab and her college education she stayed busy That included becoming an AFP and FIS certified judge and she judged some events while injured to have a better understanding of her sport That commitment and sport knowledge paid off just in time for her to hop back on the 2013 2014 competition circuit and qualify for a spot on the inaugural U S Olympic Slopestyle Team In Sochi Devin threw one of the best runs of her life to take home the silver medal and make freeskiing history In addition to her Olympic success Devin took the 2014 AFP overall title for the third time in her career and finished second in slopestyle At 15 Logan was on the U S Championships podium finishing second in halfpipe skiing and jump starting her career During 2011 her first full competition season the 17 year old Vermont native made her X Games debut in both halfpipe and slopestyle collecting her first X Games medal with a halfpipe bronze at the European X Games But Logan wasn t done there She earned her first U S halfpipe skiing title and the overall AFP crown to cap her rookie season She went on to repeat the feat in 2012 with 12 podiums and two X Games medals claiming her second AFP Overall Championship title DEVIN SAYS This year was my best yet of my career It was pretty grueling during Olympic qualifications and getting right back into competition season after my knee injury and rehab but it was the most rewarding Receiving my silver medal

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  • Devin Logan | USSA - Foundation
    Halfpipe Mammoth Grand Prix Dew Tour Qualifying Freeskiing Team Named Summit Daily NZ Slopestyle Logan Win Halfpipe Qualis Giving Back Giving Back Headlines Bowman Wins Tignes Halfpipe Historic Night at Fenway Park Polartec Big Air at Fenway Kicks Off Voisin Fourth in X Games Slopestyle Logan Second in U S Grand Prix Halfpipe USA Qualifies Eight to Grand Prix Halfp Drew Leads U S In Dew Tour Superpipe Q 2016 U S Freeskiing Team Named 9 Questions With Devin Logan Olympians Battle for Slopestyle Suprema Victory for Logan in Cardrona Halfpipe Qualis Send 4 to Winter Games Devin Logan Quick Facts Hometown West Dover VT Birthplace West Dover VT Birthdate 02 17 1993 Years on Team 4 Club Mount Snow Academy School Westminster College Olympics 2014 Worlds 2011 Results Career Results Freeskiing Athletes Devin Logan Equipment Suppliers Sponsors Armada Giro Monster Energy Paul Mitchell The North Face Additional Info Height 5 9 Weight 175 Devin Logan Websites Twitter Facebook Instagram Website Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Double threat Devin Logan or DLo as her friends call her is one of the most decorated female freeskiers out there With multiple overall AFP titles X Games medals and World Cup podiums to her name Logan can now add an Olympic slopestyle silver medal to her long list of accomplishments After winning the season opening New Zealand World Cup halfpipe in August 2012 Logan suffered a blown knee which forced her off skis for almost a year Committed to rehab and her college education she stayed busy That included becoming an AFP and FIS certified judge and she judged some events while injured to have a better understanding of her sport That commitment and sport knowledge paid off just in time for her to hop back on the 2013 2014 competition circuit and qualify for a spot on the inaugural U S Olympic Slopestyle Team In Sochi Devin threw one of the best runs of her life to take home the silver medal and make freeskiing history In addition to her Olympic success Devin took the 2014 AFP overall title for the third time in her career and finished second in slopestyle At 15 Logan was on the U S Championships podium finishing second in halfpipe skiing and jump starting her career During 2011 her first full competition season the 17 year old Vermont native made her X Games debut in both halfpipe and slopestyle collecting her first X Games medal with a halfpipe bronze at the European X Games But Logan wasn t done there She earned her first U S halfpipe skiing title and the overall AFP crown to cap her rookie season She went on to repeat the feat in 2012 with 12 podiums and two X Games medals claiming her second AFP Overall Championship title FIRST TRACKS Traveling to Mt Snow every weekend with her family Logan got started skiing at the age of two With older siblings in development programs you could pretty much guess where she

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  • Bill Johnson Passes Away | USSA - Foundation
    successful period of U S Ski Team history I had the utmost respect for his accomplishments as an athlete said USSA President and CEO Tiger Shaw He established a benchmark for downhill ski racing in America and motivated generations of downhillers to come Bill Johnson s family is planning no services at Bill s request BILL JOHNSON MEMORIES AND TRIBUTES Phil Mahre 1984 Olympic gold slalom Bill Johnson was cut from a different cloth In many ways as athletes we re all the same with one common goal to be the best in our sport Billy was a fighter and went about things his way That toughness allowed him to reach heights in the skiing world that few will ever accomplish It s also that fighting spirit that kept him alive after his accident just to prove to the world he wasn t done yet My thoughts and prayers go out to his family It s a sad day in the ski racing world Christin Cooper 1984 Olympic silver giant slalom Such a glorious unlikely and eminently sad tale The stuff of legend What an enigmatic figure A totally rare cat especially in ski racing As a member of that Olympic Team in Sarajevo I felt embarrassment and also pride over his brash proclamations that gold would be his We the women s team felt almost protective of him like Bill seriously You really want to be doing this Declaring victory before taking the start in ski racing just wasn t done And hasn t been done since has it And it s not like Bill started a trend If you proclaim it it will be so Who has the nerve to defy such odds But Bill had always been maddeningly irrepressible Day night in the Olympic Village in your face He never let up Can you imagine Bill on that ride at his peak in the era of social media That 1984 he was riding a comet His skis were rockets and he knew it Snow conditions were perfect mostly soft for his loose style and touch and he just gleefully hung on for the ride until his confidence grew to where he couldn t be denied This is was what was so infuriating to his competitors who were left to watch on in awe and disbelief He was defying physics that year and flouting convention That s what rubbed so many the wrong way The unconventional is rare in our sport Bill believed he was destined for greatness He spoke about it all the time And in the end he wasn t wrong I m proud to have known him and to have been witness to one of the wildest most unlikely rides into history ever taken on skis The good the bad and the ugly That was Bill And he proudly even gracefully in the end owned all of it He gave us his irrepressible unapologetic self A rare gift indeed Tiger Shaw CEO and President of

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