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2014 Olympians

Westminster College's 2014 Olympians


  

 

Maddie Bowman

Sport: Freeskiing
Discipline: Ski Halfpipe 
College Year: Sophomore
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, California

Sochi Results: 1st in Women's Ski Halfpipe, Gold Medal

Career Highlights:

  • Three-time World Cup medalist (two gold, one bronze)
  • 2012, Ranked 2nd in Halfpipe by Association of Freeskiing Professionals
  • 2012, NorAm Cup Champion

Fun Facts:
Enjoys mountain-biking, wakeboarding, backpacking and hiking ... Was a member of the state championship-winning South Lake Tahoe soccer team ... Tries to do something outdoorsy every day.

Full bio http://usfreeskiing.com/athletes/maddie-bowman


 

Joss Christensen 

Sport: Freeskiing
Discipline: Ski Slopestyle
College Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Park City, Utah

Sochi Results: 1st place in Men's Ski Slopestyle, Gold Medal

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games,  1st place - Gold Medalist - Ski Slopestyle

Career Highlights:

  • Six World Cup starts and one podium since debuting in 2011
  • 2013 Dumont Cup, Bethel, ME - 3rd
  • 2012 Aspen/Snowmass Open, Aspen, CO - 3rd

Fun Facts:
Christensen likes to play video games and get to the gym. In the summer it's all about mountain biking and skating the Park City skate park. "I pretty much try to stay outdoors and away from my couch!”

Full bio http://ussa.org/athlete/joss-christensen


 

Alexander Deibold

Sport: Snowboard
Discipline: Snowboardcross
College Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Manchester Center, Vermont

Sochi Results:. 3rd in Men's Snowboardcross, Bronze Medal

Career Highlights:

  • 2013-14 Lake Louise World Cup, bronze
  • 2012-13 Sochi World Cup, silver
  • 2012 X Games Aspen, 4th

Fun Facts:
Hobbies include biking, surfing, climbing, backpacking and playing golf

Full bio http://ussnowboarding.com/athletes/alex-deibold


 

Jessie Diggins

Sport: Nordic
Discipline: Cross-country skiing
College Year: Sophomore
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Stratton Mountain, Vermont

Sochi Results:  8th place in Ladies' Skiathalon 7.5 km Classic/7.5km Free
                           13th in Ladies' Sprint Free Finals

                           9th Ladies Team Relay 4x5 km

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games, 8th in Ladies' Skiathalon 7.5 km Classic/7.5km Free (Personal Best); 13th in Ladies' Sprint Free Final

Career Highlights:

  • 2013, World Championships team sprint gold medalist (w/ Kikkan Randall) 
  • 2013, World Championships 4x5km relay fourth place (w/ Sadie Bjornsen, Randall, Liz Stephen) 
  • 2012, World Cup at Quebec, Canada, team sprint gold medalist (w/ Randall)

Fun Facts:
When she's not skiing, Jessie loves to be active in other ways, like hiking, camping, running, swimming, dancing or playing pick-up soccer games. She likes to read, is learning to play guitar and she loves artsy-crafty projects.

Full bio http://nordic.usskiteam.com/athletes/jessie-diggins


 

Bryan Fletcher

Sport: Nordic Combined
College Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Sochi Results:  26th place in Individual Nordic-Combined 10km on Feb 12

                            22nd in Men's Individual Large Hill Ski Jump & Cross-Country

                            8th in Men's Team 4x5 km cross-country

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games,  26th in Individual Nordic-Combined 10km

Career Highlights:

  • 2013, World Championships team event bronze medalist
  • 2013, World Cup at Schonach, Germany 4x5k relay bronze medalist
  • 2012, World Cup at Oslo, Norway Gundersen large hill gold medalist

Fun Facts:
Enjoys quality time with friends by spending time outdoors camping, kayaking and road biking ... Is a cancer survivor ... Father is part of the Steamboat ski patrol ... Brother is Olympian Taylor Fletcher.

Full bio http://nordic.usskiteam.com/athletes/bryan-fletcher


 

Taylor Fletcher

Sport: Nordic Combined
College Year: Freshman
Major: Business
Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Sochi Results:  33rd in Individual Nordic-Combined 10km on Feb 12

                            20th in Men's Individual Large Hill Ski Jump & Cross-Country

                            8th in Men's Team 4x5 km cross-country

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games,  33rd in Individual Nordic-Combined 10km
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games, 11th in men's large hill team ski jumping, 45th in men's individual 10km large hill

Career Highlights:

  • Nine-time Continental Cup medalist (two gold, three silver, four bronze)
  • 2013, World Championships team event bronze medalist (w/ Billy Demong, Bryan Fletcher, Todd Lodwick)
  • 2013, World Championships team sprint sixth place (w/ Demong)

Fun Facts:
Enjoys golf, soccer and tennis ... Cycles with nordic teammates in the summer ... Older brother, Bryan, is also a national team member.

Full bio http://nordic.usskiteam.com/athletes/taylor-fletcher


 

Julia Ford

Sport: Alpine Skiing
Discipline: Downhill, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G, Super Combined
College Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Holderness, New Hampshire

Sochi Results: 24th in Women's Slalom

Career Highlights:

  • 2012, World Cup at Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria downhill 22nd place
  • 2012, World Cup at St. Moritz, Switzerland super combined 39th place
  • 2012, U.S. downhill champion

Fun Facts:
Hobbies include fishing and mountain biking ... Comes from a family of skiers ... Played varsity soccer and lacrosse in high school

Full bio http://usskiteam.com/athletes/julia-ford

 

Travis Ganong

Sport: Alpine Skiing
Discipline: Downhill, Super G
College Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Current Residence: Lake Tahoe, California

Sochi Results: 5th in Men's Downhill (personal best)

                           23rd in Men's Super-G

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games,  5th place Men's Downhill (Personal Best)

Career Highlights:

  • 2013, U.S. super G champion
  • 2012, World Cup at Bormio, Italy, downhill seventh place
  • 2011, World Championships downhill 24th place

Fun Facts:
Enjoys rap, hip-hop and reggae music ... Has been featured in a Warren Miller film ... Sister, Megan, was a competitive skier

Full bio http://alpine.usskiteam.com/athletes/travis-ganong


 

Jared Goldberg

Sport: Alpine Skiing
Discipline: Downhill, Super G
College Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Current Residence: Holladay, Utah

Sochi Results:. 11th in Men's Super-Combined Slalom

                             15th in Men's Super-Combined Downhill

Career Highlights:

  • 2013 U.S. downhill champion 
  • 2nd in SG at U.S. Championships, 2013 
  • 3rd in SG at U.S. Championships, 2012 

Fun Facts:
Owns a cigar box guitar ... Big fan of surfing ... Learned to ski at Killington, Vt

Full bio http://alpine.usskiteam.com/athletes/jared-goldberg

 

 


 

Faye Gulini

Sport: Snowboarding
Discipline: Snowboardcross
College Year: Sophomore
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Sochi Results: 4th in Women's Snowboardcross

Olympic Experience:

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games - 12th

Career Highlights:

  • 2009: 1st in Team SBX race (Telluride, Colo.)
  • 2009: World Cup 8th (Bad Gastein, Austria; Telluride, Colo.)
  • 2009 World Junior Championships Team

Fun Facts:
Gulini started riding with her sibilings and friends. She and her friend couldn't get enough of the sport, riding and racing each other every chance they were given.

Full bio http://ussnowboarding.com/athletes/faye-gulini


 

Jacqueline Hernandez

Sport: Snowboarding
Discipline: Snowboardcross
College Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Current Residence: Londonderry, Vermont

Sochi Results: Injured

Career Highlights:

  • 2012-13 Valmalenco World Cup champion
  • 2012 Junior world Championships, 7th
  • 2010-11 Stoneham World Cup, 4th

Fun Facts:
Has her own Harley Davidson motorcycle, and often rides alongside her father on his Harley... Hobbies include swimming, boating and floating the river.

Full bio http://ussnowboarding.com/athletes/jackie-hernandez


 

Lindsey Jacobellis

Sport: Snowboarding
Discipline: Snowboardcross
College Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Carmel, California

Sochi Results: 7th in Women's Snowboardcross

Olympic Experience:

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games
  • 2006 Olympic Winter Games - Silver Medalist

Career Highlights:

  • 2011: Three World Cup wins
  • Two-time SBX World Cup Champion (2007, 2009)
  • 2008: Back-to-back World Cup SBX wins at Lake Placid in ’07 – SBX

Fun Facts:
Big brother “Benny” introduced “Lucky” Lindsey to riding in 1996—10 years later she’s the World Champion and Olympic silver medalist – not bad for progression.

Full bio http://ussnowboarding.com/athletes/lindsey-jacobellis


 

Jessika Jenson

Sport: Snowboarding
Discipline: Snowboard Slopestyle
College Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Idaho Falls, Idaho

Sochi Results: 13th in Women's Snowboard Slopestyle

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games, 13th in Women's Snowboard Slopestyle

Career Highlights:

  • 2013, FIS World Championship – 9th, SS, Stoneham, QC
  • 2012, SS Sprint US Grand Prix, Mammoth, CA
  • 2013, SS, Billabong Flaunt It Finals, Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA

Fun Facts:
When Jensen is not out on the slopes, she likes to ride dirt bikes, wakeboards and mountain bikes. You can also find her jumping on trampolines and working out.

Full bio http://ussnowboarding.com/athletes/jessika-jenson


 

Jessica Jerome

Sport: Ski Jumping
College Year: Junior
Major: Economics
Hometown: Park City, Utah

Sochi Results: 10th in Women's Normal Hill

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games - placed 10th in Women's Normal Hill

Career Highlights:

  • 21-time Continental Cup medalist (one gold, five silver, 15 bronze)
  • Four-time U.S. normal hill champion
  • 2013, World Championships sixth place

Fun Facts:
Hobbies include running, reading and biking ... Likes traveling to sandy beaches ... Is a Junior Olympic champion.

Full bio http://nordic.usskiteam.com/athletes/jessica-jerome


 

Torin Koos

Sport: Nordic
Discipline: Cross-country Skiing
College Year: Graduate Student
Major: Master of Professional Communication
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sochi Results: 37th in Men's Sprint Free Qualifiers on Feb 11

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games - placed 37th in Men's Sprint Free Qualifiers on Feb 11
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games-26th in the individual sprint classic event, 9th in the team sprint free, 13th in the 4x10-km relay classic/free
  • 2006 Olympic Winter Games, 36th in FR sprint 

Career Highlights:

  • 2009 - 43rd in FS sprint, 11th in CL team sprint. 
  • 2007 Worlds - 22nd in CL sprint, 19th in sprint relay. 
  • 2005 Worlds - 32nd in CL sprint, 14th in FR team sprint (with Andy Newell). 

Fun Facts:
If I'm not skiing, I'd like to broker Washington State pears to market worldwide...My iPod-with-recorder (my top gotta-have when I travel) includes Hendrix, AFI and Modest Mouse.

Full bio http://nordic.usskiteam.com/athletes/torin-koos


 

Devin Logan

Sport: Freeskiing
Discipline: Ski Slopestyle
College Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: West Dover, Vermont

Sochi Results: 2ndl in Women's Ski Slopestyle, Silver Medal

Olympic Experience: 

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Silver Medal in Women's Ski Slopestyle

Career Highlights:

  • Three-time World Cup halfpipe medalist (one gold, two silver)
  • 2012, AFP overall champion
  • 2012, World Cup at Mammoth Mountain, Calif., silver medalist

Fun Facts:

Began skiing at age 2 ... Initially wanted to alpine race but her brothers wouldn't allow it ... Enjoys catching up with friends when she has down time.

Full bio https://usfreeskiing.com/athletes/devin-logan


 

Megan McJames

Sport: Alpine Skiing
Discipline: Slalom
College Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Park City, UT

Sochi Results: 30th in Women's Giant Slalom

Olympic Highlights:

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games

Fun Facts:
All about outdoor sports...soccer, tennis, mountain biking, hiking and of course skiing. Growing up through organizations like the Park City Ski Team and the Winter Sports School have allowed me to pursue my dreams in the mountains.

Full bio http://alpine.usskiteam.com/athletes/megan-mcjames


 

Heather McPhie

Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Discipline: Dual Moguls, Moguls
College Year: Junior
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Park City, Utah

Sochi Results:  13th in Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Moguls

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games, placed 13th in women's moguls 
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games, 18th in women's moguls

Career Highlights:

  • Eight-time World Cup moguls medalist (two gold, three silver, three bronze)
  • Six-time World Cup dual moguls medalist (two gold, four bronze)
  • 2013, U.S. champion

Fun Facts:
Was a gymnast before she began skiing ... Enjoys mountain biking and snowboarding ... First moguls skier to get a Red Bull sponsorship.

Full bio http://freestyle.usskiteam.com/athletes/heather-mcphie


 

Eliza Outtrim

Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Discipline: Dual Moguls, Moguls
College Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Hamden, Connecticut

Sochi Results:  6th in Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Moguls 

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games, placed 6th in women's moguls 

Career Highlights:

  • 13-time podium finisher in NorAm competitions (seven gold, three silver, three bronze)
  • Five-time World Cup podium finisher (one gold, three silver, two bronze)
  • 11-time World Cup top-five finisher

Fun Facts:
Loves mountain biking in her spare time ... One of the only women who performs the "D-Spin," a very difficult off-axis 720 aerial maneuver in moguls.

Full bio http://freestyle.usskiteam.com/athletes/eliza-outtrim


 

Brita Sigourney

Sport: Freeskiing
Discipline: Ski Halfpipe 
College Year: Junior
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Carmel, CA

Sochi Results: 5th in Women's Ski Halfpipe

Career Highlights:

  • 2012, 1st place Copper Mountain Grand Prix

  • 2012, 3rd place Killington Dew Tour

  • 2012, 3rd place X Games

Fun Facts:
Grew up on the California coast of Carmel, but started skiing at age 2. Attended UC Davis for three years and played Water Polo until the creation of the U.S. Freeskiing Team. Decided to leave CA and move to Park City to dedicate her time to achieving her skiing goals and attend Westminster.

Full bio http://usfreeskiing.com/athletes/brita-sigourney


 

Leanne Smith

Sport: Alpine Skiing
Discipline: Downhill, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G, Super Combined
College Year: Sophomore
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: North Conway, New Hampshire

Sochi Results:  18th in Women's Super-G

                             27th in Women's Super Combined

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympics Winter Games, 20th in women's downhill, DNF in women's combined on February 10
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games, 19th in women's super G, 21st in women's combined

Career Highlights:

  • 2013, World Cup at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy downhill bronze medalist

  • 2012, World Cup at Val d'Isere, France downhill silver medalist

  • 2012, World Cup at Schladming, Austria super G fifth place

Fun Facts:
Big fan of banana bread ... Would be a professional mountain biker if not a skier ... Likes to play Guitar Hero.

Full bio http://alpine.usskiteam.com/athletes/leanne-smith


 

Marco Sullivan

Sport: Alpine Skiing
Discipline: Downhill, Super G
College Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Current Residence: Truckee, California

Sochi Results: 30th in Men's Downhill

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games, placed 30th in downhill 
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games, 23rd in men's super G, disqualified in men's downhill
  • 2002 Olympic Winter Games, 9th in men's downhill, did not finish in men's super G

Career Highlights:

  • Four-time World Cup medalist (one gold, one silver, two bronze)
  • 2009, U.S. downhill champion
  • 2007, U.S. downhill champion

Fun Facts:
Has been featured in Warren Miller's ski films ... Enjoys spending time on Lake Tahoe ... Loves listening to Tom Petty while skiing down a mountain.

Full bio  http://alpine.usskiteam.com/athletes/marco-sullivan


 

Jacqueline Wiles

Sport: Alpine Skiing
Discipline: Downhill
College Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Aurora, Oregon

Sochi Results: 26th in women's downhill

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games, placed 26th in women's downhill

Career Highlights:

  • 2013 downhill U.S. champion 
  • Two-time member of World Junior Championships Team (2012, 2013) 
  • Top 10s in DH and Combined at 2013 World Juniors 

Fun Facts:
Likes to rides all types of bikes ... Cruises around on a motorcycle ... Started skiing at the same time she started walking.

Full bio http://usskiteam.com/athletes/jacqueline-wiles