2014 USA Olympic Freeskiing Athlete Nominees Announced | Halfpipe & Slopestyle Freeskiing in Sochi

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David Wise also won gold at the Voss games in Sweden this year.
David Wise also won gold at the Voss games in Sweden this year.

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia will feature Slopestyle and Halfpipe skiing for the first time.  This is a huge turnaround as only snowboarding was given to privilege before.  The USA has a fierce freeskiing squad that will have a few favorites to win it all.

Tahoe skier David Wise from Reno, Nevada is a clear favorite to bring home the gold medal for the USA in the halfpipe.  David has won gold at both the 2012 and 2013 Winter X-Games and he’s now looking to add Olympic gold to his collection.

This guy has a kid and a wife?  Yep.  World Champ, David Wise.  photo:  ESPN
This guy has a kid and a wife? Yep. World Champ, David Wise. photo: ESPN

Read up and learn about our USA athletes below so you’ll be able to root them on properly once the games begin.  Lets go USA!

Freeskiing

The below roster represents team nominations for the 2013-14 season. All teams will be officially named in the Fall.

Pro Halfpipe Team

Name Hometown Date of Birth Club
Wing Tai Barrymore Sun Valley, ID May. 1, 1992 Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation
Aaron Blunck Crested Butte, CO Apr. 12, 1996 Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
Maddie Bowman South Lake Tahoe, CA Jan. 10, 1994 Sierra-at-Tahoe Education Foundation
Duncan Adams Breckenridge, CO Sep. 10, 1992
Simon Dumont Bethel, ME Jul. 9, 1986 Telstar Regional High School
Jen Hudak Park City, UT Sep. 7, 1986 University of Utah
Gus Kenworthy Telluride, CO Oct. 1, 1991 Telluride High School
Devin Logan West Dover, VT Feb. 17, 1993 Mount Snow Academy
Tucker Perkins North Hampton, NH Jan. 5, 1991 North Hampton School
Brita Sigourney Carmel, CA Jan. 17, 1990
David Wise Reno, NV Jun. 30, 1990
Torin Yater-Wallace Basalt, CO Dec. 2, 1995 Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club

Pro Slopestyle Team

Name Hometown Date of Birth Club
Ashley Battersby Park City, UT Jan. 27, 1988 The Winter Sports School in Park City
Sammy Carlson Hood River, OR Jan. 11, 1989 Hood River Valley High School
Joss Christensen Park City, UT Dec. 20, 1991 Park City Freestyle Ski Team
Nick Goepper Lawrenceburg, IN Mar. 14, 1994 Windells Academy
Keri Herman Bloomington, MN Aug. 16, 1983 University of Denver
Gus Kenworthy Telluride, CO Oct. 1, 1991 Telluride High School
Devin Logan West Dover, VT Feb. 17, 1993 Mount Snow Academy
Meg Olenick Aspen, CO Dec. 30, 1987
Alex Schlopy Park City, UT Jul. 25, 1992 The Winter Sports School in Park City
Emilia Wint Denver, CO Jun. 21, 1994 Hawks Freeride
Bobby Brown Breckenridge, CO Jun. 5, 1991
Grete Eliassen Salt Lake City, UT Sep. 19, 1986 University of Utah
Tom Wallisch Pittsburgh, PA Jul. 22, 1987 University of Utah

Rookie Halfpipe Team

Name Hometown Date of Birth Club
Lyman Currier Boulder, CO Aug. 28, 1994
Annalisa Drew Andover, MA May. 28, 1993 Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
Alex Ferreira Aspen, CO Aug. 14, 1994 Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club
Colby Stevenson Park City, UT Oct. 3, 1997 Axis Freeride

Rookie Slopestyle Team

Name Hometown Date of Birth Club
Willie Borm Chaska, MN May. 21, 1997 Midwest Freestyle Association
Jess Breda Marshfield, MA Sep. 23, 1995 Waterville Valley BBTS
Lyman Currier Boulder, CO Aug. 28, 1994
Chris Laker Cincinnati, OH Jun. 23, 1993
Alexi Micinski Meridian, ID Sep. 19, 1994 ISSA
Andy Partridge Park City, UT Aug. 10, 1996 Axis Freeride
Darian Stevens Missoula, MT Oct. 29, 1996 Missoula Freestyle Ski Team
Maggie Voisin Whitefish, MT Dec. 14, 1998 Axis Freeskiing

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