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The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 35 talented athletes who are currently competing at the 2013 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships March 26-31 at Valmalenco, Italy.

Headlining the team are U.S. Team members Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) in aerials, Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) in moguls, Alexi Micinski (Meridian, ID) and Jess Breda (Marshfield, MA) in slopestyle. Athletes attending hail from USSA club programs as well the U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team.


Moguls — Men
Bruce Perry Jr., Winter Park, CO 10/9/95, Winter Park Competition Center
Casey Andringa, Boulder, CO, 10/6/95, Winter Park Competition Center
Thomas Rowley, Long Beach, NY, 7/2/94, Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club
Hunter Bailey, Vail, CO, 3/24/96, Ski&Snowboard Club Vail

Moguls — Women
Ali Kariotis, Tiburon, CA, 4/29/95, Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle
Keaton McCargo, Telluride, CO, 7/10/95, Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club
Nessa Dziemian, East Hampstead, NH, 4/13/94, Park City Freestyle
Kaitlyn Harrell, Westminster, CO, 7//17/97, Ski&Snowboard Club Vail

Aerials — Men
Mac Bohonnon, Madison, CT, 3/27/95, Stratton Mountain Freestyle
Zach Surdell, Marcellus, MI, 6/3/98, Elite Aerial Development Program
Harrison Smith, Pittsford, NY, 12/9/97, Bristol Mountain Snow Sports Club
Alec Carignan, Park City, UT, 12/3/95, FLY Freestyle

Aerials — Women
Morgan Northrop, Park City, UT, 4/16/94, Elite Aerial Development Program

Halfpipe — Men
Dan Rosenblum, Stamford, CT, 9/22/94, Killington Mountain School
Jake Cummings, Vail, CO, 5/22/95, Ski&Snowboard Club Vail
John Leonard, Vail, CO, 11/21/96, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
Broby Leeds, Vail, CO, 8/17/94, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

Halfpipe — Women
Hannah Haupt, Sun Valley, ID, 12/19/93, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation
Jeanee Crane-Mauzy, Park City, UT, 6/5/96, Axis Freeride
Zyre Austin, Glenwood Springs, CO, 12/18/93

Slopestyle — Men
Griffin Rasmussen, Sandy, UT, 7/20/96, Axis Freeride
Colter Hale, Winter Park, CO, 3/28/96, Winter Park Competition Center
Brent Whipple, Stateline, NV, 3/19/95, Waterville Valley BBTS
Riley McDounough, York, ME, 12/16/96, Gould Academy

Slopestyle — Women
Alexi Micinski, Meridian, ID, 9/19/94, ISSA
Jess Breda, Marshfield, MA, 9/23/95, Waterville Valley BBTS
Isabel Atkin, Newton, MA, 6/21/98, Axis Freeride
Julia Krass, Hanover, NH, 6/7/97, Waterville Valley BBTS

Skicross — Men
Brant Crossan, Steamboat Springs, CO, 3/19/92, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
Tyler Wallasch, Acton, CA, 6/8/94, Mammoth Mountain Ski Club
Nicolo Monforte, Olympic Valley, CA, 1/14/95, Squaw Valley Ski Team

Skicross — Women
Tania Prymak, Goshen, NY, 10/12/92, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
Madeline Riffel, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 3/14/94, Mammoth Mountain Ski Club
Whitney Gardner, Stateline, NV, 6/24/94, Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation

“We are thrilled to have such a strong group of athletes representing the United States of America this year at Jr. World Championships,” said Freestyle Program Director Todd Schirman. “This is a great opportunity for athletes from different teams to work together with the common goal of being the best overall Jr. Worlds Team. Good luck to all the Athletes and Coaches in the individual events, let’s bring home the Marc Hodler cup”

Tuesday, March 26 – Men’s and women’s aerial finals
Wednesday, March 27 – Men’s and women’s moguls finals
Thursday, March 28 – Men’s and women’s halfpipe finals
Friday, March 29 – Men’s and women’s skicross finals
Saturday, March 30 – Men’s and women’s dual moguls finals
Sunday, March 31 – Men’s and women’s slopestyle finals

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Geoff Mintz
Geoff Mintz is a former alpine ski racer who cut his teeth at Ragged Mountain and Waterville Valley, N.H. After graduating from Holderness and UVM, he relocated to Colorado, where he worked as an instructor at Beaver Creek prior to pursuing a career in journalism.



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