Young gun Abigale Hansen (center) stepped up to the pro halfpipe competition circuit in 2014 at the age of 15 and is making a name for herself on the freeskiing scene with her huge amplitude and podium results.
U.S. rookie halfpipe team member Abigale Hansen dominated the first stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour at Copper Mountain, CO on Thursday and Friday, winning both halfpipe events.
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Young gun Abigale Hansen, or “Abi” as her friends call her, stepped up to the pro halfpipe skiing circuit for the 2014 season at the young age of 15. The Mammoth Lakes native, known for her amplitude in the pipe, made a name for herself on the freeskiing scene in 2012-2013 by bagging three podiums in halfpipe on the Revolution Tour as well as a third place in halfpipe at The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series at Northstar.
Her impressive results during her rookie debut earned her an invite to the 2014 Grand Prix and Dew Tour, which were qualification events for the U.S. Olympic Team. Hansen had a solid performance against the sport’s top pros at the Grand Prix, including a sixth in Park City, and she gained valuable competition experience for winters to come. Hansen returned to the Revolution tour later in the season and nabbed a first and second place at both Sun Valley stops, ending up second overall in the Revolution Tour halfpipe standings. Hansen is on a roll and has her sights locked on her lifelong goal to compete in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang.
I am looking forward to what is in store for next season as well as all the new experiences that will come.
I am happy to be joining the U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team, as it has been one of my long-time goals. I can't wait for all the opportunities to come as well as being able to meet new people from all over the world. It will be an amazing journey!
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