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  • Birk Irving | USSA - Foundation
    Borm at Rev Tour Willie Borm took home wins in slopestyle and big air at the U S Revolution tour stop in Mammoth Two Wins for Irving at Rev Tour Birk Irving reigned supreme at the second stop of the Rev Tour winning the men s halfpipe and slopestyle comps at Seven Springs Mountain Resort Carly Margulies took home top honors in the women s halfpipe and Kathryn Alexander won women s slopestyle Birk Irving YOG Halfpipe YOG Nominations Giving Back Giving Back 2015 Freeskiing Junior Worlds Two Wins for Borm at Rev Tour Seven Springs Rev Tour Birk Irving Quick Facts Hometown Winter Park CO Birthplace Denver CO Birthdate 07 26 1999 Years on Team 2 Club Winter Park Freeride Team School Middle Park High School Results Career Results Freeskiing Athletes Birk Irving Equipment Suppliers Full Tilt Marker Sponsors K2 Monster Energy Saga Outerwear Smith Winter Park Resort Woodward Additional Info Height 4 10 Weight 85 Birk Irving Websites Facebook Instagram Winter Park native Birk Irving is taking the freeskiing world by storm at the age of 14 A double threat in halfpipe and slopestyle Irving has earned multiple Revolution Tour podiums and a USSA Junior National Championships title in halfpipe which prove that this up and comer is serious about paving his road to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games The 2014 winter marked a great comeback year for Irving who had been sidelined by a couple injuries the previous season After making a full recovery he was a force to be reckoned with on the Revolution Tour where he took second in halfpipe at the Seven Springs stop and a third place in halfpipe at the Sun Valley stop He also placed 10th in halfpipe at the Aspen Snowmass Open against some of the sport s seasoned veterans and then went on to take the USSA Junior National Championships title in halfpipe With such impressive results Irving was invited to represent the U S on the FIS Junior World Championships Team in Italy where he placed sixth in halfpipe Irving has a few goals for the near future including competing in the Grand Prix Dew Tour and X Games with the ultimate goal of going to the next Olympics FIRST TRACKS Living at the base of Winter Park Irving hails from a family of skiers who spend as much time skiing together as possible With a father on ski patrol a mom who coached alpine racing and a sister who also competes in halfpipe and slopestyle it is no wonder he took to skiing at an early age Irving never had an interest in any other type of skiing other than park skiing He started sliding rails at age five and did his first 360 that same year He was determined to be a freeride skier and when he got his first sponsor at age seven he never looked back OFF THE SNOW When not on snow Irving enjoys the great outdoors of Colorado and spends his summers

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/birk-irving (2016-04-30)
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  • Maggie Voisin | USSA - Foundation
    Freeskiing double threat Devin Logan mathematically clinched her spot on the first ever U S Olympic team for slopestyle skiing Friday with her impressive victory at the Visa U S Freeskiing Grand Prix Visa US Grand Prix 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 Stevens Eliassen 2 3 at Copper Rookie Darian Stevens took second and the top U S spot at Saturday s slopestyle final while Grete Eliassen 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 Visa U S Freeskiing Grand Prix U S athletes 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 Logan Claims Olympic Qualifier Three time X Games medalist Devin Logan sealed the victory Saturday in the first ever slopestyle skiing Olympic qualifier at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships Maggie Voisin Voisin Silvaplana Voisin second World Cup Slopestyle Fenway Freeskiing Voisin fourth Maggie Voisin Goepper Back to Back X Gold Freeskiing Athletes Herman Headed to Sochi Logan Seals Sochi Spot Grand Prix at Breckenridge Stevens Eliassen 2 3 at Copper Visa US Freeskiing Grand Prix Logan Claims Olympic Qualifier Headlines Voisin Podiums in Silvaplana Voisin Second in South Korea Slopestyle Slopestyle Debuts In South Korea Historic Night at Fenway Park Voisin Fourth in X Games Slopestyle Voisin Out for Slopestyle Goepper Back to Back X Games Gold Additional Freeskiing Athletes Set For Herman Headed to Sochi Logan Seals Sochi Spot Visa U S Grand Prix Heads to Breckenridge Stevens Eliassen 2 3 at Visa Grand Prix Maggie Voisin Quick Facts Hometown Whitefish MT Birthplace Whitefish MT Birthdate 12 14 1998 Years on Team 1 Club Axis Freeskiing School USSA TEAM Academy Olympics 2014 Results Career Results Freeskiing Athletes Maggie Voisin Equipment Suppliers Oakley Sponsors Armada Monster Energy Oakley Visa Additional Info Height 5 3 Weight 115 Maggie Voisin Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Montana native and 15 year old Maggie Voisin burst onto the women s pro slopestyle scene during the 2013 2014 season with a Dew Tour podium X Games silver medal and a spot on the inaugural U S Olympic slopestyle team Known for her smooth style and unique grabs Voisin celebrated her 15th birthday on the podium at the Breckenridge Dew Tour the first of five Olympic qualification events Her consistent performance at the remainder of the Grand Prix events earned her a coaches discretionary nomination to the Olympic team But before heading to Sochi Voisin dropped into Aspen CO and bagged a silver medal in women s slopestyle

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/maggie-voisin (2016-04-30)
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  • McRae Williams | USSA - Foundation
    Schlopy landed two incredible runs in front of his hometown crowd to take the victory Friday at the fourth slopestyle Olympic qualifier at the Visa U S Freeskiing Grand Prix while Bobby Brown finished second and secured his Olympic team spot Rookie Takes X Games Win Talented up and comer McRae Williams stomped his line and won gold at X Games Tignes on Thursday claiming his first X Games medal Teammate Gus Kenworthy took the bronze McRae Williams Voisin second World Cup Slopestyle Fenway Freeskiing U S 1 2 Dew Tour Qualifying AFP Worlds Kenworthy Titles U S Men Sweep at Grand Prix Slopestyle Qualifiers Schlopy Wins Brown Clinches Rookie Takes X Games Win Headlines Voisin Second in South Korea Slopestyle Slopestyle Debuts In South Korea Historic Night at Fenway Park Christensen and Williams Go 1 2 at Gran Drew Leads U S In Dew Tour Superpipe Q Kenworthy and Logan Take 2015 AFP World Kenworthy Goes for Halfpipe and Slopest U S Men Sweep at Grand Prix Americans Qualify 7 to Slopestyle Finals Schlopy Wins and Brown Clinches Rookie Takes X Games Win McRae Williams Quick Facts Hometown Park City UT Birthplace Park City UT Birthdate 10 23 1990 Years on Team 2 School Salt Lake Community College Results Career Results Freeskiing Athletes McRae Williams Equipment Suppliers Dalbello Sponsors Amplid Anon Optics Cole Sport Orage Philpark Clothing Rockstar Energy Additional Info Height 6 2 Weight 170 McRae Williams Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Born and raised in Park City UT slopestyle master McRae Williams was destined to be a skier After a few years of paying his dues on the competition circuit Williams earned his spot amongst the sport s elite by putting together technical moves on rails and going huge with tricks like his switch triple cork All the hard work paid off for Williams who now has two X Games medals in slopestyle under his belt Williams had a breakout year in 2013 when he bagged the gold medal in slopestyle at X Games Tignes and then went on to win the Red Bull Total Fight event With a podium finish at the Austrian Freeski Open to boot he realized his potential and set his sights on making the inaugural U S Olympic slopestyle team the following season Despite a grueling schedule of Olympic qualification events in the 2014 season Williams managed to put down strong top five performances Unfortunately his results didn t land him a spot on the Olympic team but his season wasn t over Williams headed to X Games Aspen and took silver in slopestyle and then a second consecutive win at the Red Bull Total Fight event His eighth place finish at the AFP World Championship event in Whistler let Williams finish the 2014 season fourth in slopestyle on the AFP world ranking list moving up a few spots from the previous year Although slopestyle is William s specialty he loves to shred pow and build kickers

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/mcrae-williams (2016-04-30)
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  • Aaron Blunck | USSA - Foundation
    Grand Prix presented by The North Face heads to Breckenridge for the third of five Olympic qualification events Blunck Top Qualifier After Copper Aaron Blunck 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 Wise Clinches Olympic Qualifier David Wise led a full throttle U S sweep of the first ever halfpipe skiing Olympic qualifier at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships Saturday night at Breckenridge with Aaron Blunck and Lyman Currier finishing second and third Aaron Blunck Grand Prix Halfpipe Grand Prix halfpipe Halfpipe Sweep Halfpipe Qualis First U S Grand Prix Wise Olympic Halfpipe Gold Sochi Halfpipe Skiing The North Face Olympic Athletes Currier and Blunck Clinch Wise Clinches Sochi Spot Grand Prix at Breckenridge Blunck Top Qualifier Wise Clinches Qualifier Headlines Bowman and Blunck Grab Grand Prix Wins Bowman and Blunck Lead Halfpipe Qualifying Kenworthy Crowned U S Grand Prix Winner Halfpipe Qualis Send 4 to Winter Games Three U S Freeskiing Athletes Podium a Wise First Olympic Halfpipe Champion U S Freeskiing Talks Sochi Halfpipe The North Face Honored For Freeskiing C First Olympic Halfpipe and Slopestyle A Currier and Blunck Clinch Spots Wise Clinches Sochi Spot Visa U S Grand Prix Heads to Breckenridge Aaron Blunck Quick Facts Hometown Crested Butte CO Birthplace Englewood CO Birthdate 04 12 1996 Years on Team 2 Club Ski Snowboard Club Vail School Vail Ski Snowboard Academy Olympics 2014 Worlds 2013 Results Career Results Freeskiing Athletes Aaron Blunck Equipment Suppliers Head POC Sponsors Chobani Monster Energy Paul Mitchell The Eleven Experience The North Face Additional Info Height 5 8 Weight 150 Aaron Blunck Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Colorado native Aaron Blunck has accomplished quite a bit with his 18 years on this Earth and he can now add the title Olympian to his list of lifetime achievements Blunck had a banner 2013 2014 season with multiple World Cup podiums an X Games invite and impressive results during the Grand Prix Olympic qualifying series which earned him a spot on the first ever U S Olympic Freeskiing Team Aaron represented the U S at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games and finished seventh in halfpipe skiing cementing his name in freeskiing history To top it off Blunck finished second in halfpipe and fourth overall on the AFP world ranking list Blunck first turned heads in freeskiing in 2012 by taking bronze at the inaugural Youth Olympic Winter Games with his smooth style and tricks With five podiums in the 2011 2012 season from USSA s U S Revolution Tour to the Gatorade FreeFlow Tour Aaron made it clear he would be one to watch in the coming years In 2013 Blunck started his season off strong with a third at the North Face Park Pipe Open Series and then nabbed his first World Cup podium at the Visa U S Freeskiing Grand Prix at

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/aaron-blunck (2016-04-30)
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  • Kenworthy Wins European Freeski Open | USSA - Foundation
    two silver two bronze The run that earned him the win at Laax was capped off by a massive hit on the final quarterpipe Bobby Brown Breckenridge CO also made the 10 man final finishing sixth Alex Hall Park City UT was 12th Noah Wallace Spokane WA was 20th and Willie Borm Chaska MN was 32nd Julia Krass Hanover NH was seventh for the women followed by Taylor Lundquist Salt Lake City UT in 12th HIGHLIGHTS Gus Kenworthy won for the men His best run scored 92 50 Keri Herman was second for the women Her best run scored 84 33 RESULTS Women s Ski Slopestyle Men s Ski Slopestyle HELP THE TEAM The U S Ski Team relies solely on the support of the American public Click here to support the team Top Freeskiing News Stories Six Freeskiers Nominated to Youth Olympic 2016 U S Freeskiing Team Named Polartec Big Air at Fenway Tickets on Sale Big Air at Fenway Tickets On Sale Prymak 12th in Watles Skicross Voisin Second in South Korea Slopestyle Bowman and Blunck Grab Grand Prix Wins Slopestyle Debuts In South Korea Polartec Big Air at Fenway Kicks Off Watch David Wise Break a World

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/kenworthy-wins-european-freeski-open (2016-04-30)
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  • X Games Bronze for Kenworthy | USSA - Foundation
    2016 collection in Oslo He nailed his first of two tricks a switch double cork 1440 tail to earn the bronze With his big air bronze Kenworthy joins elite company he is only the fourth skier to earn a medal in all three disciplines Brown had two huge jumps but wasn t able to land them clean finishing an uncharacteristic last in the final The women s competition was also highly competitive and Voisin skied well at the first ski big air competition X Games has offered to the women Voisin who is fresh off a second place podium finish at the PyeongChang Olympic slopestyle test event was the only woman in the field to throw a switch 900 Next up for skiing at X Games Oslo is men s and women s halfpipe on Sunday SCHEDULE Times CET Sunday February 28 2 00 p m Men s Ski SuperPipe Elimination 4 30 p m Women s Ski SuperPipe Final 6 30 p m Men s Ski SuperPipe Final BROADCAST SCHEDULE times EST Saturday February 27 2 00 3 00 p m Highlights ABC Sunday February 28 8 00 10 00 a m Men s Ski SuperPipe Elimination ESPN3 10 30 12 00 p m Women s Ski SuperPipe Final ESPN3 12 30 2 00 p m Men s Ski SuperPipe Final ESPN3 7 00 9 00 p m Highlights ESPN2 Saturday March 05 2 00 3 00 p m Highlights ABC Saturday March 19 4 00 6 00 p m Highlights ABC Saturday March 26 3 00 4 00 p m Highlights ABC HIGHLIGHTS Gus Kenworthy earned bronze His first run scored a 91 66 switch double cork 1440 tail Maggie Voisin took fifth Next up for the skiers at X Games Oslo men s and women s halfpipe

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/x-games-bronze-kenworthy (2016-04-30)
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  • Kenworthy Silver Again at X Games | USSA - Foundation
    I m happy with and get scores that I was hoping for and medals I m just so happy Gus Kenworthy takes silver at X Games in Ski Slopestyle American skier Bobby Brown Breckenridge CO skied well to take fifth after earning silver in Big Air the night before McRae Williams Park City UT wasn t able to throw the back to back triples he landed in practice due to the weather and took seventh Joss Christensen Park City UT was hampered after breaking his left hand in practice and finished ninth Three time X Games Aspen gold medalist Nick Goepper Lawrenceburg IN looked great in practice but also struggled with the stormy conditions finishing 11th HIGHLIGHTS Gus Kenworthy earned silver His third run scored a 87 33 Transfer from middle rail to back rail left 270 to 270 out switch right 270 to pretzel 450 left double 1080 blunt right double 1260 mute switch left double 1080 Japan Kenworthy also earned silver in SuperPipe on Thursday Next up the teams head to Park City UT for the Visa U S Grand Prix Feb 1 7 QUOTES Gus Kenworthy I feel amazing I was worried about today My heel s been bruised and the weather wasn t the greatest so I was anxious about how it was going to go I landed my first two runs with a few mistakes but was able to clean it up in my third run To get on the podium for the first time in Slopestyle here in Aspen feels amazing For me getting a medal at X Games is the most important thing in the sport that s what I ve dreamed of doing and that s all I ve ever really wanted This is my fifth year of competing at X Games

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  • Kenworthy Takes Silver at X Games SuperPipe | USSA - Foundation
    coming out but I think was a big relief for me Kenworthy said It was so nice to be feeling authentic and good about myself open honest and transparent Kenworthy plans on competing in all of the freeskiing events at X Games I have slopestyle on Sunday and big air on Saturday night so it s still a big weekend here said Kenworthy And then I go to Park City for the U S Grand Prix halfpipe and then I m going to Boston for the U S Grand Prix Big Air at Fenway it s a busy schedule American skiers Alex Ferreira Aspen CO and Torin Yater Wallace Basalt CO skied well in front of their hometown crowd placing fourth and fifth respectively It was Yater Wallace s first time back to competition after battling a life threatening infection this fall Torin Yater Wallace took fifth battling back after a life threatening illness this fall Getty Images Daniel Petty Rounding out the rest of the Americans Lyman Currier Boulder CO was sixth David Wise Reno NV eighth Kyle Smaine South Lake Tahoe CA ninth Aaron Blunck Crested Butte CO 10th and Taylor Seaton Vail CO 12th HIGHLIGHTS Gus Kenworthy earned silver his first X Games SuperPipe medal and his first medal in Aspen Kenworthy earned slopestyle bronze at X Games Tignes in 2013 Kenworthy s second run scored a 92 33 Left double 1260 safety right corked 1080 lead tail switch double 1080 Japan alley oop double flat 900 Japan double corked 1080 safety Up next the freeskiers have big air on Saturday and slopestyle Sunday at X Games QUOTES Gus Kenworthy I think that the thing I had going for me was amplitude I just tried to go as big as I could I know that reigns supreme

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