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Several Park City Olympic medalists nominated to U.S. Freeski Team

PARK CITY, Utah. – On Thursday, U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced its U.S. Freeski Team halfpipe, slopestyle and big air nominations for the 2022-23 season, six of which included Park City athletes.

The 2022-23 U.S. Freeski Team nominations include 23 pro-level and 14 rookie freeskiers. These athletes make up the winningest freeski team in the world, earning an impressive five 2022 Olympic medals and 20 World Cup podiums this past season alone.

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Representing Park City for the U.S. Slopestyle Pro Team, 2022 Olympic Slopestyle gold medalist Alex Hall and Big Air silver medalist Colby Stevenson highlight the men’s side. Meanwhile, the U.S. Slopestyle women’s field features Park City athletes and 2022 Olympians Maggie Voisin and Marin Hamill, who finished the season fifth in World Cup slopestyle standings. Notably, Parkite Rell Harwood was also nominated for the women’s team.

As for the rookie squad, 17-year-old sensation Troy Podmilsak from Park City was nominated to the Big Air Rookie Team after a phenomenal 2021-22 season. In addition to being the youngest member of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team for slopestyle and big air, Podmilsak won both the slope style and big air at Junior Worlds in Leysin, Switzerland, earning himself a spot in the World Cup slopestyle and big air event for the 2022-23 season.

 “These men and women have so much to be proud of in being nominated to this ‘best in the world’ 2022-23 U.S. Freeski team,” shared Head Coach Mike Jankowski. “They all operate with true passion and full dedication to the art of freeskiing. And the reward has been the top-notch results they have achieved so far. You can trust that they will continue to represent the USA with everything they have.”

Each athlete accepting the nomination to the U.S. Freeski Team receives world-class program support, along with access to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard USANA Center of Excellence, as well as athletic benefits including sport science, sports medicine, and education opportunities.

 An official U.S. Freeski Team announcement will be made in the fall.

 2022-23 U.S. Freeski Team Nominations

(Hometown; Club; USASA Series; Birthdate)

*Newly named to the U.S. Freeski Team

HALFPIPE PRO TEAM

Women

Brita Sigourney (Carmel, Calif.; Intermountain Series; 1/17/90)

Carly Margulies (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.; Mammoth Mountain Freeski Team; Unbound Series; 12/24/97)

Hanna Faulhaber (Carbondale, Colo.; Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club; Rocky Mountain Series; 9/04/04

 

Men

Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, Colo.; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Rocky Mountain Series; 4/12/96)

Alex Ferreira (Aspen, Colo.; Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club; Aspen/Snowmass Series; 8/14/94)

Birk Irving (Winter Park, Colo.; Winter Park Freeride Team; Rocky Mountain Series; 7/26/99)

David Wise (Reno, Nev.; 6/30/90)

Lyman Currier (Boulder, Colo.; Winter Park Freeski Team; Rocky Mountain Series; 8/28/94)

Dylan Ladd (Lakewood, Colo.; Winter Park Competition Center; Rocky Mountain Series; 8/29/01)

Cassidy Jarrell (Aspen, Colo.; Rocky Mountain Series; 8/31/99)

Hunter Hess (Bend, Ore.; Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation; Central Oregon Series; 10/01/98)

Taylor Seaton (Avon, Colo.; 7/16/90)

 

HALFPIPE ROOKIE TEAM

Women

Kate Gray (Crowley Lake, Ca.; Mammoth Mountain Freeski Team; Unbound Series, 06/29/2006)*

Svea Irving (Winter Park, Colo.; Winter Park Freeride Team; Rocky Mountain Series; 2/27/02)

Riley Jacobs (Oak Creek, Colo.; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series; 8/14/2003)

 

Men

Kai Morris (Aspen, Colo.; Pro Team Foundation, Rocky Mountain Series, 3/22/2004)*

Matt Labaugh (Avon, Colo.; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, Rocky Mountain Series, 01/05/2004)*

Tristan Feinberg (Aspen, Colo.; Rocky Mountain Series; 4/23/2003)

Ben Fethke (Boise, Idaho; Big Mountain West Series; 04/14/2006)*

Connor Ladd (Lakewood, Colo.; Rocky Mountain Series; 9/26/03)

Hunter Carey (Winter Park, Colo.; Winter Park Competition Center; Rocky Mountain Series; 6/12/02)

 

SLOPESTYLE / BIG AIR PRO TEAM

Women

Caroline Claire (Manchester Center, Vt.; Stratton Mountain School; Southern Vermont Series; 2/2/00)

Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, Mont.; Park City Ski and Snowboard; Big Mountain West Series; 12/14/98)

Marin Hamill (Park City, Utah; Park City Ski and Snowboard; Big Mountain West Series; 4/5/01)

Rell Harwood (Park City, Utah; Park City Ski and Snowboard; Big Mountain West Series; 6/1/01)

Grace Henderson (Madbury, N.H.; Waterville Valley BBTS; New Hampshire Series; 4/28/01)

 

Men

Alex Hall (Salt Lake City, Utah; Park City Ski and Snowboard; Big Mountain West Series; 9/21/98)

Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, Ind.; Cork Technologies and Consulting; Rocky Mountain Series; 3/14/94)

Colby Stevenson (Park City, Utah; Park City Ski and Snowboard; Big Mountain West Series; 10/3/97)

Mac Forehand (Winhall, Vt.; Stratton Mountain School; Southern Vermont Series; 8/4/01)

Cody LaPlante (Truckee, Calif.; Squaw Valley Freestyle and Freeride Team; North Tahoe Series; 2/15/02)

Hunter Henderson (Madbury, N.H..; Waterville Valley BBTS; New Hampshire Series; 12/28/2002)

 

SLOPESTYLE / BIG AIR ROOKIE TEAM

Women

Bella Bacon (Ellicottville, N.Y.; Agenda Freeski; Western New York Series; 1/29/04)

Jay Riccomini (He/Him, Port Matilda, Penn.; Team Summit Colorado; Rocky Mountain Series; 3/12/2004)

 

Men

Troy Podmilsak (Park City, Utah; Park City Ski and Snowboard; Big Mountain West Series; 8/23/2004)

Konnor Ralph (Helena, Mont.; Wy’East Mountain Academy; Mt. Hood Series; 1/27/2003)

Charlie Gnoza (South Londonderry, Vt.; Stratton Mountain School; Southern Vermont Series; 8/2/2003)

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