On August 23, 2023

KMS’s Eleanor Andrews makes 2023 FIS Park and Pipe Junior World Championships Team


The next generation of the world’s best freeskiers, aged 15-18, will be competing in the 2023 FIS Park and Pipe Junior World Championships in Aotearoa, New Zealand, Aug. 25-Sept. 5, 2023. 

On Aug. 16 U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced the 20 freeski athletes who were called up to represent the U.S. in the slopestyle, big air and halfpipe disciplines at Cardrona Alpine Resort (however, due to low snow conditions this summer’s Junior Worlds will not host the halfpipe portion).Many athletes competing at Junior Worlds are looking to secure a spot for the 2024 Youth Olympic Winter Games, to be held in Korea in January 2024.

The Junior World Championships are an opportunity for the up-and-coming generation to compete against the best junior athletes in the world and to experience an international-level event. Athletes competing range from junior athletes, to World Champions and Beijing Winter Olmypians, showcasing a wide range of talented athletes. 

The U.S. roster includes Stifel U.S. Freeski Team athletes Kate Gray, Ellie Derosier, Ben Fethke and Henry Townshend, along with several promising newcomers on the freeski circuit. 

Live streaming is free and available for the public for all events.

2023 Women’s Slopestyle & Big Air Freeski Team (hometown, ski program)

Eleanor Andrews (Killington, Vermont; Killington Mountain School)

Ellie Derosier (Bend, Oregon; Park City Ski & Snowboard)

Kate Gray (Crowley Lake, Callifornia, Mammoth Mountain Freeski Team)

Elaina Krusiewski (West Dover, Vermont; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) 

Alex Thisted (Frisco, Colorado; Team Summit) 

2023 Men’s Slopestyle & Big Air Freeski Team:

Daniel Hough (Frisco, Colorado; Cork Tech Freeski) 

Hugh MacMenamin (Hudson, Wisconsin; Wy’East Mountain Academy) 

Cael McCarthy (Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Cork Tech)

Henry Townshend (Park City, Utah; Park City Ski & Snowboard)

Freeski Slopestyle 

Sunday, Aug. 27: Freeski qualifications

Tuesday, Aug. 29: Freeski finals

Freeski Big Air 

Friday, Sept. 1: Freeski qualifications

Sunday, Sept. 3: Freeski finals

For more information visit: Wintergamesnz.kiwi.

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