Although still in high school, Torin Yater-Wallace has mastered the halfpipe, and it’s up to the rest of the competition to keep up. With multiple X Games medals, this young gun has his eyes set on Sochi. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom/Alexis Boichard)
Maddie Bowman, David Wise, Torin Yater-Wallace and more will vie for spots on the Olympic Team in this year's Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series.
At the conclusion of the FIS World Cup halfpipe season Monday, Torin Yater-Wallace stood second and David Wise third in the halfpipe standings.
In a repeat of X Games Tignes 2012, Torin Yater-Wallace took the gold medal and left silver for David Wise.
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Torin Yater-Wallace landed a solid first run in the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships ski pipe to finish 2nd, just 0.6 points behind U.S. Freeskiing teammate David Wise.
David Wise and Torin Yater-Wallace boosted ahead of the tough competition to win halfpipe gold and silver at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Oslo, Norway.
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Torin Yater-Wallace and Gus Kenworthy went one-two for U.S. Freeskiing in the pre-Olympic test event of the Olympic halfpipe at Rosa Khutor outside Sochi.
David Wise and Maddie Bowman repeated their X Games titles winning in the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort.
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Every sport has its "next big thing," and halfpipe skiing may have found its own in 17-year-old Torin Yater-Wallace. By 2011 (at 16) the Aspen native had nabbed a silver in his X Games debut, a bronze at the European X Games and a win in his first World Cup. It’s safe to say his style, amplitude and raw talent are well beyond his years.
The high school sophomore made even bigger waves in 2012 with his first X Games gold in Tignes, France, a bronze medal at X Games Aspen, two Dew Tour podiums and the AFP halfpipe World Champion title. The multi-talented Yater-Wallace also tried his skills in slopestyle, proving he’s a double threat with a podium at the Aspen/Snowmass Open and an impressive fourth at the VISA U.S. Grand Prix World Cup in Mammoth Mountain, CA.
Yater-Wallace made his 2013 season debut at the opening World Cup in Cardrona, New Zealand to kick off the Olympic nations qualifying period. After minor shoulder surgery, Yater-Wallace took silver at X Games Aspen, second at the U.S. Visa Freeskiing Grand Prix in Park City and then won the World Cup at the Olympic venue in Sochi, Russia. He continued his podium streak with silver at World Championships in Voss, Norway and a repeat of his gold at X Games Tignes, closing out a phenomenal season that saw him on the podium in every competition he entered.
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