Young guns rock the Bird: Highlights of the junior freeskiing championships

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 12, 2011 9:38 am

After another fresh dumping of powder, the Junior Freeskiing World Championships were rocking Snowbird over the weekend. Silver Fox and Baldy were the venues and the youngsters didn’t disappoint.  “The North Face Junior Freeskiing Tour is helping to legitimize junior big mountain skiing and many current Freeskiing World Tour athletes get their start on the junior circuit,” said Adam Comey, president of Mountain Sports International. “Johnny Collinson and North Parker, who both placed in The North Face Chilean Freeskiing Championships in August, are clear examples of young athletes that move up into the bigger terrain that is the Freeskiing World Tour after competing in the Junior Freeskiing Tour.”

The age groups are broken down as follows:

For the ladies, 12-14

1 Erin Kempt Bridger Bowl
2 Jacqueline Pollard AltaBird Freeride
3 Brittany Barefield Crested Butte Ski Team


Ladies 15-17


1 Mackenzie Epperson-Valum AltaBird Freeride
2 Skye Mooney Axis Freeride
3 Josie Byron Crested Butte Ski Team


Young men 12-14


1 Grant Howard AltaBird Freeride
2 Seth Klein AltaBird Freeride
3 Emmett Seely Sugar Bowl


Men 15-17


1   Leo Ahrens AltaBird Freeride
2   Riley Rose Alta
3   Charlie May AltaBird Freeride