Ashley Caldwell

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Ashley Caldwell
Born (1993-09-14) September 14, 1993 (age 25)
Ashburn, Virginia
Height5'7"/ 1.7m
Ski clubU.S. SKi and Snowboard Association
World Cup career
Seasons8
Individual wins6
Indiv. podiums11
Updated on July 6, 2011.

Ashley Caldwell (born September 14, 1993) is an American freestyle skier who has competed since 2008. Caldwell was named to the US team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in January 2010 after competing in the sport for only two seasons. The youngest in the event, she reached the finals of the Aerials. Caldwell won her first World Cup aerials event in the United States in Lake Placid, New York, in January 2011 becoming the youngest freestyle female to ever win.

Caldwell then suffered from back to back ACL tears, missing the 2012 and 2013 competitive seasons. Upon returning she claimed the silver medal at her first world cup event in China earning a spot to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She placed 10th place after a bad landing on her first finals jump. She competed again in Beijing in December 2014 winning gold, alongside her 19-year-old teammate Kiley McKinnon, who won silver.[1] She became the first female skier to land a quadruple twisting triple back flip at the 2017 World Championship in Sierra Nevada, Spain. Caldwell won the event alongside teammate Jonathon Lillis.

Personal life[edit]

Ashley is the oldest of four children. She grew up in Northern Virginia, competing in gymnastics and other various sports as a child. She trained at Apex Gymnastics, in Leesburg, Virginia. Originally living in Ashburn, Virginia, and moving to western Loudoun County, Virginia, she went to Blue Ridge Middle School. Her family now resides in Houston, Texas, she lived in Hamilton, Virginia,[2] and then in Park City, Utah, beginning around 2013.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. women aerialists make history". Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ Ashley Caldwell looks to prove doubters wrong in Sochi | Sports | columbiamissourian.com Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  3. ^ "Winter blast once again affects FIS world championships, but USA's Goepper takes bronze in ski slopestyle". The Salt Lake Tribune. February 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "U.S. Ski And Snowboard Association's Center Of Excellence: Best In The World". TeamUSA.org. October 2, 2013.