Running bumps is in the family blood, and Brad Wilson couldn’t be happier to be a part of the clan. The younger brother of Olympic bronze medalist Bryon Wilson, Brad and his brother got their start building their own moguls courses in their hometown of Butte, Montana. Wilson earned his first Olympic birth at the 2014 Games in Sochi. He was on track for a successful post-Olympic season, but suffered a knee injury. Wilson returned to the World Cup circuit in February 2016 in a dominant fashion, winning the moguls event in Tazawako, Japan. He continued to return to true form in 2017, landing two World Cup podiums and a silver medal at the 2017 FIS Freestyle World Championships. Read more about Brad in his What Makes A Champion profile.
Wilson started skiing when he was four years old at a small ski area in Montana. “It was at Lost Trail where I started skiing freestyle,” says Wilson. “When I was eight and my brother was 12, we would follow the Lost Trail Freestyle Team around because they were the best skiers on the mountain and we wanted to be as good as they were. By the end of the day, they finally asked if we wanted to join their team. We joined and by the next year we started competing in Northern Division Freestyle.”
Q: Tell us about your career in your sport.
A: I started skiing moguls at Lost Trail Powder Mounta, on the boarder of Montana and Idaho, when I was eight. Since then, skiing has become my life. The training, competition, travel and the friend I've made have made me fall in love with this sport. It has brought me to some amazing places and I've been able to experience some amazing things.
Q: What are your go-to travel items?
A: Drawing pad, movies, camera, underwear
Q: Favorite activities outside of your sport?
A: Fly fishing
- Wasatch Freestyle
- 2014 Sochi
- 2018 Pyeongchang
- Years on Team: 5
Teams: 2014, 2018
20th, MO, Sochi RUS, 2014
Teams: 2013, 2017
2nd, DM, Sierra Nevada,ESP, 2017
5th, MO, Sierra Necada, ESP, 2017
8th, MO, Voss, NOR, 2013
3rd, MO, Deer Valley, USA 2018
3rd, MO, Lake Placid, USA, 2017
3rd, DM, Thaiwoo, CHN, 2017
4th, MO, Tazawako, JPN, 2017
6th, DM, Tazawako, JPN, 2017
1st, DM, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2016
1st, DM, Deer Valley, UT, 2014
1st, MO, Heavenly, CA, 2013
2nd, MO, Deer Valley, UT, 2014
FIS World Cup Rookie of the Year 2007