A group of 11 athletes have been named to the 2012 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships Team for U.S. Freeskiing. The roster is lead by X Games silver medalist Devin Logan, World Cup skicross standout Brant Crossman and Youth Olympic Games skicross athlete Lesley Wilson.
Logan has had an absolutely stellar season with six podiums under her belt and a first place overall ranking in the world on the AFP World Ranking List. Another name to look out for is Tyler Wallasch who has two podium finishes on the NorAm tour this season. Emilia Wint is also predicted to perform well based upon her three notable podiums this season including the VISA U.S. Grand Prix, Dew Tour and Aspen/Snowmass Open.
There are several criteria that a skier must satisfy in order to receive an invitation to join the team. First, they must be between the ages of 14-19 years old, and then they are evaluated on their performance in several key competitions. Skicross athletes were invited based upon their finishes at the U.S. Freeskiing Hole Shot NorAm Tour and Canyon’s Resort Sprint U.S. Grand Prix events. While slopestyle athletes were invited based on their finishes at the U.S. Revolution Tour and Mammoth Mountain Visa U.S. Grand Prix.
The Junior Worlds take place March 20–25 in Valmalenco, Italy — approximately 95 miles northeast of Milan, and six miles south of the Swiss border.
2012 U.S. FREESKIING FIS FREESTYLE JUNIOR WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM
Men – Skicross
Nico Monforte, Olympic Valley, CA 1/14/1995 (Squaw Valley Ski Team)
KC Brousseau, Saranac Lake, NY 5/12/1994 (New York Ski Education Foundation)
Brant Crossan, Steamboat Springs, CO 3/19/1992 (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)
Tyler Wallasch, Mammoth Lakes, CA 6/8/1994 (Mammoth Mountain Ski Club)
Women – Skicross
Whitney Gardner, Stateline, NV 6/24/1994 (Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation)
Carlyn Williams, Belvedere, CA 3/18/1995 (Squaw Valley Ski Team)
Lesley Wilson, Steamboat Springs, CO 8/2/1996 (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)
Men – SlopestyleColby Stevenson, Park City, UT 10/3/1997 (Axis Freeride)
Carson Lehouillier, Incline Village, NV 12/6/1996 (Far West Freeride)
Cody Cirillo, Breckenridge, CO 1/23/1993 (Team Breckenridge Sports Club)
Women – Slopestyle
Devin Logan, West Dover, VT 2/17/1993 (Mount Snow Training Center)
Emilia Wint, Denver, CO 6/21/1994 (Team Breckenridge Sports Club)
Annalisa Drew, Andover, MA 5/28/1993 (Carrabassett Valley Academy Athletics)
Tuesday, March 20 – Skicross
Thursday, March 22 – Slopestyle
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