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Team Revolution’s 10 podiums in Jackson Hole Freeski

PARK CITY, Utah — The Revolution Ski and Blade Team had ten Park City athletes on the podium in this weekend’s national Rail Jam/Double Slopeside competition in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

After coaching within the larger Park City conglomerate ski and snowboard teams for 15 years, Jason Stinsmen is grateful for his experiences therein, but at the same time he had a vision for a different experience, thus he’s now the founder and head coach of Revolution. He sees value in a more old-school way of running a ski team which is laser focused on the new-school disciplines of slopestyle and halfpipe.

“Individual attention and a strong team atmosphere is the key to our success,” Stinsmen told TownLift. “The team feels more like a family. I personally know every trick that every one of our athletes is working on and when they nail it. Also, if parents have questions or comments, they can feel free to contact me personally, not through an app.” He goes on to say, “What’s special about Revolution is how friendly and fun the athletes are with each other. The most experienced skier on or team is out there supporting our least experienced skier on the team, as opposed to just a group of people who are at the same place at the same time at a training or travel ski.”

Big Air, Olympic silver medalist Colby Stevenson is a fan of Revolution Ski Team and what they do.

Revolution trains its year-round programs at Woodward.

Parent Jen Valaika told TownLift, “This team is awesome, it’s a perfect fit for our family.” 

Stinsmen’s wife Tessa believes in his vision and his successful team. After her full-time job, she manages the four coach, nonprofit team on “a shoestring budget,” and when athletes have challenges finding funding for trips, she and Jason ensure that Revolution provides what is needed so that every family, some from Heber, from Kamas and from Oakley, can participate.

She met him after marveling at his successful global athletic career which includes two X-Games appearances and a Guinness World Record for the first double back flips on rollerblades. 

He was a coach for Live Like Sam’s Sam Jackenthal.  

In December, Stinsmen, a US Ski and Snowboard certified Level 300 Park and Pipe Coach, went to Steamboat Springs, Colorado and became a certified coach developer, now trained to train coaches for his specialized brand of coaching. Team Revolution has athletes who compete in International Ski Federation (FIS) level races in Canada, Europe, and South America. 

Park City Podium Results from last weekend’s Wyoming Competition:

Rail Jam:

  • Freeski (7-10 yrs old) Girls, Sammie Nick 1st Place
  • Freeski  (11-14 yrs old) Boys, Jack Rodeheaver 1st Place
  • Freeski (15-22 yrs old) Men, Finn Emory 1st Place
  • Freeski Open Class Men, Sean Jensen 1st Place

Slopestyle:

  • Freeski Ruggie (7-8 yrs old) Boys, Carson Tuttle 1st Place
  • Freeski Grommet (9-10 yrs old) Girls, Sammie Nick 1st Place, Julia Magnuson 2nd Place
  • Freeski Menehune (11-12 yrs old) Boys, Jaxon Tummers 2nd Place
  • Freeski Youth (15-16 yrs old) Boys, Finn Emory 1st Place
  • Freeski Open Class Men, Sean Jensen 1st Place

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