Birk Irving is taking the freeskiing world by storm at the age of 14. A double threat in halfpipe and slopestyle, Irving has multiple Revolution Tour podiums and a USSA Junior National Championships title in halfpipe under his belt.
A strong group of U.S. freeskiers will be competing at the 2015 FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Valmalenco, Italy
Willie Borm took home wins in slopestyle and big air at the U.S. Revolution tour stop in Mammoth.
Birk Irving reigned supreme at the second stop of the Rev Tour, winning the men’s halfpipe and slopestyle comps at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Carly Margulies took home top honors in the women’s halfpipe and Kathryn Alexander won women’s slopestyle.
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Winter Park native Birk Irving is taking the freeskiing world by storm at the age of 14. A double threat in halfpipe and slopestyle, Irving has earned multiple Revolution Tour podiums and a USSA Junior National Championships title in halfpipe, which prove that this up-and-comer is serious about paving his road to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
The 2014 winter marked a great comeback year for Irving, who had been sidelined by a couple injuries the previous season. After making a full recovery, he was a force to be reckoned with on the Revolution Tour where he took second in halfpipe at the Seven Springs stop and a third place in halfpipe at the Sun Valley stop. He also placed 10th in halfpipe at the Aspen/Snowmass Open against some of the sport’s seasoned veterans and then went on to take the USSA Junior National Championships title in halfpipe. With such impressive results, Irving was invited to represent the U.S. on the FIS Junior World Championships Team in Italy, where he placed sixth in halfpipe.
Irving has a few goals for the near future, including competing in the Grand Prix, Dew Tour, and X Games, with the ultimate goal of going to the next Olympics.
It has always been my dream to be on the U.S. Ski Team, and I am really excited about all the upcoming events and what this opportunity will do for my skiing. I still can’t believe it!
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