Killington Mountain School alum Alex Lewis has been nominated to the 2019-2020 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. Lewis received a call from U.S. Team’s moguls coach and former KMS freestyle program director Matt Gnoza on Saturday morning informing him that he had officially made the team.
Lewis, who hails from Carlisle, Massachusetts and will be attending St. Lawrence University during the non-competitive season, shared his emotions on being named to the team. “I’m so happy to be named to U.S. Ski Team this year. It’s been a goal of mine since I first started mogul skiing and for that to come true is truly amazing. Thank you to all of my coaches and friends who pushed me every year to be the best that I can be.”
Lewis has been a part of the KMS community for the past seven years since he joined the freestyle program in the 7th grade. 2019 has been a breakout year for Lewis.
He has achieved impressive results throughout the season, but a string of strong results late in the season made the difference. Lewis finished with a career best 5th place at the U.S. national championships. He followed that success with a bronze at the Junior World Championship in Valmalenco, Italy and a second place in the Nordic Championships held in Duved, Sweden.
KMS Freestyle Program Director Kris Pepe commented, “Alex’s natural ability is surpassed only by his relentless work ethic. He could not be more deserving of this opportunity. I look forward to seeing him take this, very big, next step in his career.”
Lewis competed this season at Junior Worlds, along with KMS athletes Ian Beauregard and Kalman Heims, those three athletes taking three of the four U.S. spots at Junior Worlds under the guidance of KMS FIS Freestyle coach and alum Glenn Eddy, who was named the Head U.S. moguls coach by US Ski and Snowboard for the event.
Lewis joins KMS alumna Hannah Soar on the US Freestyle Ski Team, who has been on the team since 2016.