Skiing before he turned two years old, Mac Bohonnon is right at home on the snow. After getting his start at Stratton Mountain, he further built on his skill set in Dmitriy Kavunov’s Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP). Bohonnon showed strong promise in his first seasons on the U.S. Ski Team, making his first Olympic team in 2014 and landing an impressive fifth-place finish. He went on to claim the aerials World Cup title in 2015 and made his second Olympic team in 2018.
Q: What was the breakthrough moment when you realized you could compete at the elite level?
A: The 2014 Olympics were the biggest breakthrough moment for me mentally. I went to the Games as a total rookie - I had won FIS World Cup Rookie of the Year two weeks before. I knew I belonged, but I just hadn't proven to myself that I could compete on the biggest stage with the best athletes, and that is exactly what I did in Sochi. I was able to harness the doubts from myself and others and compete at my highest level at the time, which was good enough for fifth place. The Olympics filled me with confidence and really made me feel like I could be the best in the world, which I was able to prove to the rest of the world the following year when I won the overall World Cup title.
Q: Favorite activities outside of your sport?
A: I am an avid fly fisherman. I love to mountain bike and try to golf as much as I can. It's tough to find time for them all, but I do my best in the summer.
- Stratton Mountain Freestyle
- 2018 Pyeongchang
- University of Utah
- Years on Team: 5
OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
Teams: 2014, 2018
5th, Sochi, RUS, 2014
17th, PyeongChang, KOR, 2018
FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Teams: 2015, 2017
10th, Sierra Nevada, ESP, 2017
14th, Kreischberg, AUT, 2015
WORLD CUP HIGLIGHTS
2nd, AE, Lake Placid, USA, 2017
3rd, AE, PyeongChang, KOR, 2017
Overall aerial World Cup winner 2015
2014 FIS World Cup Rookie of the Year
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
2015, Steamboat Springs, Colo.