Hey Sam, how’s 2018 been treating you?
Hey! 2018 has been treating me really well! I
spent the summer working at Woodward Copper then I headed down to New
Zealand for the FIS World Junior Championships!
You have some recent big news to share, right?
Yes! I have just been selected on to the British
Ski and Snowboard’s GB Park and Pipe Team! Otherwise known as the British
How did that come about?
Although I have grown up in the US, my family on
my Dad’s side are British. He was born in London and lived there as a
kid. As his son, I have a British passport. This made me eligible for
selection to the GB Park and Pipe Team. I got some pretty good results in Pipe
and Slope in some NORAM’s and Rev Tour events in 2016-17 and so they asked me
to join their development team. I spent the last season training with the
Team and competed in NORAM’s, an Europa Cup event, and the Tignes World Cup
Pipe event. At the end of the season, I competed in the BRITS - the British
National Championships in Pipe, Slope and Big Air, gaining the podium in all
three events alongside Olympians from Pyeongchang. In the past month or so, I
represented GB at the FIS Junior World Championships in Pipe, Slope,and Big Air
down in New Zealand. With some solid results there (in the middle of our
summer!), I got qualified for World Cup level events in Big Air. I believe this
might one of the reasons why I was promoted to the Full Team last week!
Where are you living/training this winter?
I will be splitting my time between Colorado and
Europe this season. Early season, I will be in Colorado. The first World
Cup Pipe event is at Copper in early December. In Europe, I will be
training Slope and Big Air in Mottolino, Italy where GB Park and Pipe have
training facilities, including an air bag and training Pipe in Laax,
Switzerland. This season, there are multiple World Cup events in the US,
including the World Championships in Park City in early February. So, I will
have to go back and forth a bit to train and compete.
What can we look forward to from you this
You can see me traveling and competing on the
World Cup Circuit and working hard to represent my sponsors, like
Monster! I will also be releasing a few new videos as the season goes
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