Nick Goepper

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Nick Goepper
Medal record
Men's freestyle skiing
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze 2014 Sochi Slopestyle
Winter X Games
Gold 2013 Aspen Slopestyle
Gold 2014 Aspen Slopestyle
Silver 2012 Aspen Slopestyle
FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships
Bronze 2013 Voss Slopestyle

Nick Goepper (born March 14, 1994 [1]) is an American freeskier from Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He has won 2 gold medals and a silver at the Winter X Games in the Slopestyle contest, as well as a bronze medal at the Olympic games.[2]

Biography[edit]

At age 15, Nick decided to enroll at Windells Academy in Mt Hood, Oregon where he was able to hone his skills by having access to the best training facilities and coaches around.[3]

Nick took the gold medal at the 2013 Winter X Games slopestyle. On December 21, 2013, Nick secured a spot on the Olympic team with his second-place finish at the U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle skiing contest at Copper Mountain.[4]

Appearances[edit]

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Nick was featured in a one-hour special on NBC television titled, How to Raise an Olympian. The program, hosted by Meredith Vieira, chronicles the journeys of seven U.S. Olympians and features interviews from parents and coaches along with home video and photos from each athlete's childhood. The event was broadcast on television with live social-media components to enhance each segment.

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Nick after winning bronze in the Sochi games, was live in studio on the Boomer and Carton show, on CBS Sports Network and WFAN, New York.

Career[edit]

2010[edit]

  • 2010 Dew Tour #1 (Breckenridge, CO) 16th place; won wild card spot for Dew Tour Stop #2

2011[edit]

  • 2011 Dew Tour (Breckenridge, CO) – 2nd place
  • 2011 New Zealand Winter Games (Cardrona, Otago) – 3rd place
  • 2011 FIS World Championships (Park City, UT) – named 1st Alternate
  • 2011 Winter X Games (Aspen, CO) – named 1st Alternate
  • 2011 USSA Big Air (Denver, CO) – 5th place team
  • 2011 The North Face/North Star PPOS (Tahoe, CA) – 3rd place

2012[edit]

  • 2012 Nick Goepper Freeride Tour (12/31/12)
  • 2012 Dew Tour (Slopestyle) overall standings – 2nd place
  • 2012 Dumont Cup (Newry, ME) – 2nd place
  • 2012 European X Games (Tinges, Trance) – 6th place
  • 2012 USSA Grand Prix (Mammoth Lakes, CA) – 11th place
  • 2012 Dew Tour Championships (Snow Basin, UT) – 1st Place
  • 2012 Winter X Games (Aspen, CO) 2nd place silver medal
  • 2012 Dew Tour (Killington, VT) 3rd place
  • 2012 New Zealand Winter Games (Cardrona, Otago) – 3rd place

2013[edit]

  • 2012–2013 season, current rankings as Jan 2013: 1 place US, 2nd place worldwide (Slopestyle)
  • 2013 Visa US Grand Prix (Copper Mtn., CO) – 5th place
  • 2013 Dumont Cup (Newry, ME) – 1st place
  • 2013 New Zealand Winter Games (Cardrona, Otago) – 1st place
  • 2013 Dew Tour (Breckenridge, CO) – 1st place

2014[edit]

  • 2014 Winter X-Games (Aspen, CO) 1st place gold medal (slopestyle)
  • 2014 Winter Olympic Games (Sochi, Russia) 3rd place bronze medal (slopestyle)
  • 2014 Dumont Cup, (Newry, ME) 2nd place (slopestyle)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goepper's page at Völkl Skis [1] retrieved January 28, 2012
  2. ^ Jake Griffin. ESPN Winter X Games 16: Ski Slopestyle Results [2] retrieved January 28, 2012
  3. ^ Nick Goepper Biography [3] retrieved July 25, 2013
  4. ^ AP (23 December 2013). "Goepper Secures Olympic Spot". Daily Digest. Retrieved 23 December 2013.