Dan Rosenblum wins Free Flow Tour halfpipe at Killington

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 1, 2011 8:23 am

Killington Mountain School Freestyler Dan Rosenblum, of Stamford, Conn., enjoys collecting hardware in the form of Gatorade bottles these days, as he went on to win the halfpipe competition at the Killington stop of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour on Sunday. On Saturday, he finished one spot shy of making the weekend’s finals in slopestyle. Last week, Rosenblum won at Okemo Mountain, earning himself a spot and all-expenses-paid trip to the Free Flow Tour finals in Snowbasin, Utah this month.

“His win Sunday only gives him another Gatorade trophy; the second-place athlete will get the spot to finals,” said KMS Head Freeride Coach DJ Montigny. “It’s another great accomplishment for him.”

The Gatorade Free Flow Tour is considered the feeder tour for the Winter Dew Tour, which boasts world-class, X Games and Olympic medal-winners and athletes. The winner of the finals of the Gatorade Tour earns a spot in the preliminaries of the first Dew Tour stop next season, in hopes of qualifying for the right to compete in the Dew Tour. Rosenblum’s all-expenses-paid trip to the Free Flow Tour finals includes airfare, lodging and transportation.

Rosenblum, 16, began skiing at age three at Windham Mountain in New York. He plays varsity soccer and baseball in addition to his skiing.

Killington Mountain School is a fully approved Vermont independent school whose mission is to inspire students to pursue excellence in academics and athletics in a culture that promotes integrity, leadership, responsibility, and respect. KMS freestyle alumni include: Michael Morse ‘99, 2010 Olympian and 2008 National Champion in moguls and dual moguls; Evan Dybvig ’97 – Nagano and Salt Lake Olympics, Two-time National Champion; Luke Westerlund ’98 – 2004 US National Mogul Champion; Evan Rapps ’96 – (Rapps skied for the U.S. Freestyle Team, but is known for his musical interests and a successful career in the skiing community as one of the innovators in the freeride movement.) and Olympian and 4 Time World Pro Tour Champion Chuck Martin.

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