Moguls skier Jeremy Bloom retires

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 11, 2009 1:24 pm

27-year-old Loveland native/pro football player/moguls skier Jeremy Bloom has decided to hang up the jacket. He tried to re-join the U.S. Ski Team and head to the Olympics, but when he started training, something changed. “I’d love to go to the Olympics, I love everything they stand for, but I went back to skiing last year and it just didn’t feel the same,” he told The Denver Post’s John Meyer. “The idea of training six to eight hours a day, which used to be my favorite thing in the world to do, all of a sudden became a lot of work. The passion wasn’t there anymore.” You can’t force passion. He joined the U.S. team at age 15, so it’s been a good while. His passions have now shifted to focus on his Wish of a Lifetime Foundation for the low-income elderly, and he’s also looking forward to a career as a broadcaster for ESPN–it’d be pretty cool if he commented on football and skiing…

Some of Bloom’s accomplishments include, at age 18, winning 10 World Cup competitions, a World Championship title in 2003, a World Cup moguls title in 2002 and an overall World Cup title in 2005. Additionally, he had top-ten finishes in both the Salt Lake City and Torino Winter Olympics.

We’ll miss you Jeremy, but it was a great ride indeed. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments, and may this next phase of your life be just as happy, healthy, and prosperous.

 

photo courtesy of gfg2sports.wordpress.com

 

 


 

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