Some pow skiing we did after we had given up all hope for another good storm. Turned out being one of the better freeskiing days of the year for my roommate, Sterling Crescimanno and me.
After a great (and eventful) National Championships in Heavenly, the competition season is unfortunately over. This season has been my most successful season ever with several of my best results (5th @ NorAm Finals in VT and 9th @ Nat’l Champs in CA).
I would like to thank everyone who made this possible! This includes my parents, my uncle Dick, the Yaquinto’s, Tom West, Dana Riccard, the Funk-Reihle’s, the Beaty’s, Peter Hendricks and Lisa-Marie Allen, the Stickneys’s, Dalbello Ski Boots, Cole Sport and Hart Skis. Also, a huge shout-out to my teammates on the Park City Freestyle Team (we have the best team) and to my coaches, Mick Berry, Chris Marchetti, Michael Morse and Glenn Eddy.
With another month in Park City before heading back to school in Boise for the summer, I’m looking forward to some great spring skiing. This will be a great way to end the season with all my buddies.
Thanks again for everyone’s support! Check back soon for video (I need to get it from my coaches).
It’s go time! We’ve been training hard for National Champs next week in Heavenly, CA. We even had a little time to play today with some new snow! Leaving on monday to drive down with the crew. I couldn’t be more stoked. My skiing feels awesome and I hear the course is sick! I’ll post the link for the Live Feed soon. Keep posted.
After a long tour traveling to both sides of Canada, Colorado and Vermont, I’m back in Park City. It will be nice to chill out here for a while and do some training.
The last NorAm in Stratton, VT ended up being my most successful ever. I was really enjoying the course and qualified for my first NorAm finals and super finals, which was a great relief after lesser results at previous events. I qualified 7th in the qualifier, 6th in the semi-final and 5th in the super-final! Here is the video from my semi-final run. For more video from the NorAm Tour at other stops, check out The Mogul Skiing Academy website.
The Park City Freestyle Team is hosting Junior National Championships this week and has built and incredible course while we were gone, which will be a great opportunity to train before National Championships. Our final event of the season, Nationals, will be in Heavenly, CA during the last week of March. After the last two years of Nationals in Vermont, I’m really stoked to be back on the West Coast where the weather is nice.
I want to give a huge shout-out to my equipment sponsors at Hart Skis and Dalbello Ski Boots for my awesome equipment. Make sure to check out their gear (Hart Skis / Dalbello Ski Boots) Also, thank you too Ketchum Chiropractic, all the incredible individuals that make my seasons possible and to my parents. Please keep checking in!
We just finished our second day of training here in Val St. Côme, Québec, which is the third stop of four on the NorAm tour. So far I haven’t had the results I would have liked, but I’m really enjoying the course here and should be able to ski to my full potential. At the previous NorAm stops, I finished in 23rd, 25th, 34th and 35th of approximately 70 skiers. It’s been slightly frustrating at the previous stops in Telluride, Colorado and Apex, British Columbia knowing that I am capable of stronger runs.
Our next and final stop is in Stratton, Vermont for NorAm finals. I am excited for the opportunity to ski another familiar course.
Please check in soon for results and video from the next two NorAms.
After a great early season of training in Switzerland and Canada, I finally got to compete. U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Selections was a success! Although I didn’t get the results I would have liked, I qualified for the full NorAm Tour. Unfortunately, my nerves got the better of me and I was unable to ski to the best of my ability as I had been doing during the Apex training camp.
Starting in February, I will be traveling to Telluride, CO, then Apex, BC (again), then Stratton, VT, then Val Saint-Côme, QE. In previous years, I have never quite put down the runs I needed to qualify for the full tour, but this year I qualified solidly with a 20th and two 23rds.
I am extremely excited to compete in all these places and am confident that I can lay down some solid results! I am also super stoked for the opportunity to compete for Hart Skis this season. Check out their website (hartskis.com) Their hand-made skis are some of the best in the world.