The week started off great with sun. This is a photo of me scoping out the slopestyle course in Voss, Norway.
Me and the second set of jumps. An issue all the competitors came across while competing in Voss was the course was way too big when we first got there. However, the course-builders did a great job of making changes and making the course safe and fun for everyone in the end.For sure one of the best parks I have ever skied in Norway.
A photo of me jumping during the contest with the mountains in the background. (Photo cred: Fri Flyt)
This is a photo of me doing a 360 double grab. I just love the feeling of grabbing while spinning so I use two hands. (Photo cred: Fri Flyt)
This is a 360 critical grab. (Photo Cred: Simen Berg-Volkl Photographer)
Sliding the box on the top rail section of the course. (Photo cred: Fri Flyt)
Checking out the mountain with my support team (fiance Josh and my dad).
Then, this happened! I won the qualifier and I got bronze in the final! Could not be more stoked on this finish. Especially, since everything I have gone through my injury in the last year. Thanks for all the support!
Medals! (Dara Howell, Kaya Turksi and me)
My Volkl Skis teammate Nick Goepper won bronze as well. And my US Freeskiing teammate Tom Wallisch won gold.
Medals ceremony. I hope this is a great prediction for the upcoming Olympics next year in Sochi, Russia.
What an awesome experience to be on the podium at the FIS World Championships in Voss, Norway. It was my first time skiing a slopestyle in Norway where I first learned how to jump and slide rails, so that was very exciting. I am still in shock that I skied so well. All my hard work at the club and in physical therapy paid off. It’s great to be on the snow and doing what I love again. But I can’t forget how I got here. I want to thank everyone that helped me this year especially my physical therapist Jen Kimball who took me from wall-slides at the COE to jumping on skis again and my strength coach Michael Naperalsky.
Looks like The Megamo and I do not need much else than being a part of this video to know we are awesome. And girls in general are awesome. We made the opening shot and a lot of skiing in the middle.
Recently, I was in Mammoth Mountain, California with the US Freeskiing Slopestyle Team. However, our team was a little small on this trip. It as just Alex Schlopy, Bobby Brown and myself on the trip. We had awesome weather and perfect park laps. Mammoth is so awesome because it’s kind of hard to get to so it’s not very crowded during the week.
Maddie Bowman and Keri Herman at the hockey rink in Breckenridge, CO. It was Maddie’s first time, but she picked it up really well. So far we have a team of three.
Grete vs. Keri
Ashley Battersby and I waiting in the dinner line at a pizza spot.
Breckenridge, CO is a cold place.
Keri Herman, Ashley Battersby and myself working out after skiing. (Team USA – US Freeskiing)
I told you Breckenridge was cold.
Keri Herman and Dara Howell after they won a lot of money at the US Grand Prix in Copper.
Copper Mountain was snowy and cold too one day.
I am picking up my Chinese again with Rosetta Stone.
I smashed my toes again.
Me spinning on the bike.
Check out this image espnW put up on its #Coldlist
I just finished up the last day of practice for the Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Colorado. It’s so much hanging out with my US Team on the hill and not in the gym. We have been very lucky the last few days with a lot of sun and a lot of fun. This is a shot a took of myself on the chair with my GoPro.
Read about all the other athletes HERE