Dan Rosenblum, a 16-year-old freestyle skier on the Killington Mountain School Freestyle Team, won the U.S. Revolution Tour Overall Ski Halfpipe title this season, based on his results are seasonal Tour events throughout the country. 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 an amazing season this year and the title is well-deserved,” said KMS Freeride Coach DJ Montigny.
Rosenblum took 16th in halfpipe at Copper Mountain in Colorado in mid-December before stepping up to win the Mt. Hood Meadows event in Oregon in January, the first of his several wins this winter. He added a fourth-place finish at Mt. Snow in Vermont on St. Patrick’s Day to wrap up the title, taking the win by a 150-point margin over the second-place finisher.
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Rosenblum took first in halfpipe at Eastern Divisional Championships this spring and finished seventh in his first appearance at the 2011 Sprint U.S. Nationals. Last year, took first in his age category at Junior Olympics 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.
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.