Progressive and aggressive Ashley Battersby knows a thing or two about being in the air, and it shows with her clean and stylie switch 1080. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Freeskiing)
Three-time X Games medalist Devin Logan sealed the victory Saturday in the first-ever slopestyle skiing Olympic qualifier at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships.
Nick Goepper soared to X Games gold winning the slopestyle skiing title Sunday.
Keri Herman’s back-to-back switch tricks and clean landings sealed the deal for her second straight World Cup win at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Copper Mountain.
Athletes participate in a coat drive for New York Cares.
Freeskiing Team Announced
U.S. Freeskiing named its inaugural slopestyle team after the IOC accepted the event for the 2014 Olympics this past February.
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Whoever said "girls can't go big in the park" has never seen Ashley Battersby. The Chicago native started out as an aggressive inline skater, but transferred her skill set to skiing in time to win slopestyle at the 2008 U.S. Open.
One of the most technical rail slayers out there, Battersby has had lots of early success on the competition scene. She won the Aspen Open slopestyle in 2010 and then went on to grab her first X Games medal, a bronze in the Euro X slopestyle. In 2011 Battersby won the first stop of the Dew Tour and the AFP World Championships big air that season.
The 2012 season was quite a year for Battersby, as she was in podium contention all season long while also battling numerous injuries. She attempted some of the hardest tricks ever done by a woman, which culminated in her landing her first ever switch 1080 mute-grab.
In February 2013 Battersby was having the run of her life at X Games Aspen when, sadly, she injured her knee during her final trick. She focused all her time and energy on rehab at the USSA Center of Excellence so that she could be strong for the 2014 season. Fully recovered and healthy heading into the 2014 Olympic qualification season, Battersby suffered another knee injury during her second run at the Breckenridge Dew Tour. Despite the injury, she finished fifth at the event, and is hungrier than ever to return to snow.
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