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5-1
Weight
125
 

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South Lake Tahoe native Maddie Bowman burst onto the halfpipe scene in 2012, and two years later into the history books by winning the first-ever Olympic gold medal in women’s halfpipe skiing. It’s safe to say that for 20-year-old Bowman, 2014 will be a year to remember for the rest of her life.

Having earned four podium finishes at five of the Olympic qualification events (two of them were wins), Bowman clinched her ticket to Sochi by the third competition. Before heading off to Russia for the Games, Bowman made a quick stop in Aspen where she bagged her second-straight X Games gold medal. Bowman turned up the heat yet again at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games and put down two unbeatable runs to take home the gold medal. Her first run included back-to-back 900’s, something she had never done before, which shows that Bowman knows how to step it up when it counts the most. She then finished the historic 2014 season by winning her second-straight AFP halfpipe title.

As a high school senior, Maddie Bowman came onto the women’s freeskiing circuit with some serious gusto. Her 2012 breakout season featured podiums at nearly every major event. She sealed a victory at the Killington, VT Dew Tour stop and also took third at Snowbasin, UT, which merited an invite to her very first X Games in Aspen and resulted in a silver medal. Bowman’s first X Games gold came in 2013, followed by a bronze at X Games Tignes and victories at both stops of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. She then topped it all off with her first AFP halfpipe title.

MADDIE SAYS
I had an unbelievable season with unforgettable memories! Qualifying for the Olympics was really tough but a great adventure. Regardless, we still had time to have fun and compete at X-Games. I was lucky enough to travel to Russia for the Olympics with an amazing group of people and was so happy to lay down clean runs. Winning the gold medal was a night I will never forget.

FIRST TRACKS
Bowman's parents were both skiers. Her father was on the professional racing circuit and her mother raced in the Far West division and later became a coach. Her parents started her on skis on her second birthday on a small slope behind Sierra-at-Tahoe's lodge, the mountain that she now represents. After going through every ski racing program at Sierra-at-Tahoe (Rippers, Buddy Werner and the Foundation), Bowman had a change of heart and fell in love with freeskiing instead.

OFF THE SNOW
This proud California girl enjoys everything the outdoors has to offer—from mountain biking, hiking and beaching to wakeboarding and backpacking. Bowman is also taking classes at Westminster College, which helps keep her mind sharp and gives her a welcome distraction during competition season. She says, “In the summer I try to do something outdoors every day. I try to live a really active life and am easily bored when I have too much down time. If I'm not competing or training and I have an opportunity to ski, you can definitely find me on the hill.” 

 

Highlights

OLYMPICS
Teams: 2014
Gold, HP, Sochi, RUS, 2014

AFP Ranking
1st, HP, 2014
11th, Overall, 2014
1st, HP, 2013
2nd, HP, 2012
9th, Overall, 2012

X GAMES 
Gold, HP, Aspen, CO, 2014
Bronze, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2013
Gold, HP, Aspen, CO, 2013
Silver, HP, Aspen, CO, 2012

FIS WORLD CUP
Five podiums, three wins since 2011
2nd in HP standings, 2014
5th in HP standings, 2013

GRAND PRIX
1st, HP, Park City, UT, 2014
1st, HP Breckenridge, CO, 2014
2nd, HP, Copper Mountain, CO, Dec. 2013
1st, HP, Park City, UT, 2013
1st, HP, Copper Mountain, CO, 2013
3rd, HP, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2012
4th, HP, Copper Mountain, CO, 2011

OTHER
1st, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, Dec. 2013
1st, HP, AFP World Championships, Whistler, CAN, 2012
1st, HP, Dew Tour, Killington, VT, 2012
2nd, HP, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2012
1st, HP, North Face Park & Pipe Open Series, Copper Mountain, CO, 2012
1st, HP U.S. Rev Tour, Northstar-at-Tahoe, CA, 2012
3rd, HP, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2012