Dan Rosenblum, a 16-year-old freeride skier on the Killington Mountain School Freestyle Team, won the halfpipe event at yesterday’s U.S. Revolution Tour event held at Mt. Hood Meadows in Oregon. This is the first season that the Rev Tour has included freeskiing in competition. Past seasons, the tour has been snowboarders only. KMS’ freestyle team includes student-athletes who compete in moguls, freeride and sometimes both.
“Dan had two killer runs with some of the biggest amplitude in the event,” said KMS Freeride Coach DJ Montigny.
photo: KMS. The U.S. Revolution Tour is the top junior event tour in the country. The Tour brings together athletes across the country to identify the top juniors in halfpipe, slopestyle and cross events. Athletes 13 and older compete in open class halfpipe and slopestyle events, and athletes 15 and older compete in snowboardcross and skicross open class events. The Rev Tour also is used to qualify athletes for U.S. Grand Prix, World Juniors, U.S. Open, U.S. Word Cup, USASA Nationals, and Project Gold camps. Freeride skiing has been added to all four stops of the Tour this season.
Rosenblum beat Conor Garrecht-Connelly (2) and Carson Lehouillier (3) with his score of 31.30.
“My goals this year are to learn as many new tricks as possible, win many halfpipe competitions and make Junior Olympics and Nationals again,” said Rosenblum, of Stamford, Conn. Rosenblum took first in his age category at Junior Olympics last season and was seventh overall in halfpipe.
Rosenblum began skiing at age three at Windham Mountain in New York. He plays varsity soccer and baseball in addition to his skiing.