Tess Johnson

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Tess Johnson
Country United States
Born (2000-06-19) 19 June 2000 (age 18)
Vail, Colorado

Tess Johnson (born June 19, 2000)[1] is an American freestyle moguls skier. In 2014, she became the youngest moguls skier ever named to the United States national team. She has been named to the United States Olympic Team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Early life and education[edit]

Tess Johnson was born in Vail, Colorado to TJ and Carol Johnson.[2] She is the granddaughter of William Oscar Johnson, a writer who covered the Olympics and ski racing for Sports Illustrated.[3] Tess began skiing with her parents at age two.[1] She plays soccer for her high school, Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, which won state championships in 2015 and 2016.[2]


At fourteen years old, Johnson became the youngest ever moguls skier named to the United States nation team.[1] In the 2014-15 season, she placed had five top-10 finishes on the NorAm tour.[1] In 2016, she won the Grand Prix title for the NorAm tour. and a silver medal at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships.[1]

In January 2018, Johnson placed fourth at a World Cup event in Tremblant, Quebec. The result was the best of any American competing at the event and Johnson's best World Cup finish to date.[4] On January 22, 2018, Johnson was named to the United States Olympic Team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.[2] At the Olympics, Johnson placed seventeenth in the first round of qualifying.[5] She is coached by former Nordic skier Sylvan Ellefson as well as Riley Campbell and John Dowling.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Tess Johnson". U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d LaConte, John (January 22, 2018). "Edwards local Tess Johnson confirmed for Olympics". Vail Daily. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Layden, Tim (February 7, 2018). "The unlikely path of Tess Johnson, USA's teenage mogul skier". SI.com. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  4. ^ LaConte, John (January 20, 2018). "Johnson 4th in Tremblant, likely for 1st Winter Games". Vail Daily. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Smith, Shawn (February 8, 2018). "Perrine Laffont qualifies first in women's moguls; USA's Morgan Schild in third". NBC Olympics. Retrieved February 8, 2018.

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