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Height
5-10
Weight
145
 

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Wing Tai Barrymore was born and raised in Sun Valley Idaho and is the grandson of Dick Barrymore, the man behind "The Last of the Ski Bums" ski movie. Having been a dirt bike racer from age six to sixteen, Barrymore loves any sport that goes fast. So it was no wonder that he took to halfpipe skiing and joined the Sun Valley Ski team during his junior year in high school.

Barrymore’s competition highlights include a Grand Prix win in 2011, a Dew Tour podium in 2012 and an X Games Aspen invite in 2012. During his first run at the X Games, Barrymore suffered a dual ACL injury, which sidelined him for the remainder of the 2012 season. Barrymore moved to Park City to rehab at the USSA Center of Excellence.

When he finally got back on skis in December 2012, Barrymore suffered an unfortunate shoulder injury, which set him back about six weeks. Undeterred, this amplitude fiend trained hard to recover and got back on snow later in the season. He then put together a solid 2014 season with an eighth at the Aspen/Snowmass Open and a fourth at the SFR Tour in Tignes, France.

FIRST TRACKS
Barrymore was on skis at the young age of three, but it wasn't until his junior year of high school that he took a full shot at the sport. Barrymore grew up racing motocross until he started skiing competitively at the age of 16 with the famed Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. The foundation’s former coach, Coach Ben Verge, still works with Barrymore on the U.S Freeskiing team.

OFF THE SNOW
Barrymore plays guitar and rides bikes to pass the time. In summer he stays active riding and racing dirt bikes, skateboarding, and surfing both behind a boat and in the ocean. If that's not enough, he also water skis, backpacks, rock climbs and loves to travel whenever there's an opportunity.

 

Highlights

AFP Rankings
16th, HP, 2012

FIS WORLD CUP
Six starts, 1 win since debut in 2011

GRAND PRIX
1st, HP, Copper Mountain, CO, 2011

OTHER
4th, HP, SFR Tour, Tignes, FRA, 2014
2nd, HP, Dew Tour, Killington, VT, 2012
5th, HP, SFR Tour, Tignes, FRA, 2013
8th, HP, Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing Open, 2014
9th, HP, FIS Junior World Ski Championships, Cardrona, NZ, 2010