First-ever Olympic ski halfpipe, slopestyle teams announced |

First-ever Olympic ski halfpipe, slopestyle teams announced

The U.S. Freeskiing Olympic Team naming in Park City, Utah.
Courtesy Sarah Brunson / U.S. Freeskiing |

U.S. Olympic ski halfpipe, slopestyle teams

Men’s Halfpipe

David Wise, Reno (6/30/1990)

Aaron Blunck, Crested Butte, Colo. (4/12/1996)

Lyman Currier, Boulder, Colo. (8/28/1994)

Women’s Halfpipe

Maddie Bowman, S. Lake Tahoe (1/10/1994)

Brita Sigourney, Carmel, Calif. (1/17/1990)

Angeli VanLaanen, Bellingham, Wash. (10/24/1985)

Men’s Slopestyle

Nick Goepper, Lawrenceburg, Ind. (3/14/1994)

Bobby Brown, Breckenridge, Colo. (6/5/1991)

Gus Kenworthy, Telluride, Colo. (10/01/1991)

Women’s Slopestyle

Devin Logan, W. Dover, Vt. (2/17/1993)

Keri Herman, Bloomington, Minn. (8/16/1983)

PARK CITY, Utah — Tahoe-area skiers David Wise, Maddie Bowman and Brita Sigourney were among 11 halfpipe and slopestyle athletes named to the U.S. Olympic team at the conclusion of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix in Park City, Utah, on Saturday.

The athletes qualified by objective criteria over the five-event series.

More will follow, as the USSA is expected to announce additional nominations in both halfpipe and slopestyle pending final quota allocations in the coming week.

Wise, who lives in Reno and is sponsored by Northstar, had already secured his Olympic berth prior in the halfpipe to the weekend series. He will be joined by Lyman Currier (Boulder, Colo.) and Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, Colo.), who clinched Olympic spots with first- and second-place finishes, respectively, in Saturday’s finale.

Bowman, from South Lake Tahoe, also had secured her spot on the U.S. Olympic halfpipe team before the weekend. Nevertheless, she won again on Saturday.

Brita Sigourney of Carmel, who grew up skiing at Tahoe and is a former coach at Squaw Valley, secured her spot with a ninth-place finish earlier Saturday. Angeli VanLaanen (Bellingham, Wash.) won the second qualifier Saturday to clinch the third spot on the Olympic halfpipe team. Sigourney finished second.

In slopestyle, Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, Ind.), Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, Colo.) and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, Colo.) made the Olympic cut on the men’s side, while Devin Logan (W. Dover, Vt.) and Keri Herman (Bloomington, Minn.) were named to the women’s team.

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