Now the only Bahrke on the U.S. Ski Team, Scotty Bahrke has been advancing faster after deciding to zero in on aerials. His sister, mogul skier Shannon Bahrke, retired at the end of the 2010 season.
Up until the 2005 season, Bahrke was a triple threat – moguls, aerials and big air – but he qualified for the World Cup in aerials and went on to win the 2005 NorAm title, so his course became pretty clear. He continued his climb in the 2011 season with his first career World Cup podium, a third-place result in Calgary.
After seven seasons on the World Cup tour, Bahrke put his experience to work in 2012, pulling in his first World Cup win in Kreischberg, Austria in February. The win boosted Bahrke to a career-best 11th-place ranking in the World Cup standings.
Bahrke took it easy during the 2013 season in order to get back to the basics before the 2014 Olympic season.
Bahrke followed his big sister into skiing and then onto the Squaw Valley Freestyle Team. A couple of top-threes during the 2004 season convinced Bahrke that aerials were his strength. Good-bye bumps, hello jumps!
OFF THE SNOW
“This past summer I took up mountain biking and really enjoyed it, especially when I rode into the sunset with my hair flowing in the wind. But I also like to hang out and cruise around, and I have really gotten into rock climbing in my free time.”
- Squaw Valley Freestyle Team
- Westminster College
23rd, AE, Vancouver, CAN, 2010
17th, AE, Inawashiro, JPN, 2009
23rd, AE,Deer Valley, UT, 2011
23rd, AE, Madonna di Campiglio, ITA, 2007
WORLD CUP (highlights)
1st, AE, Kreischberg, Austria, 2012
3rd, AE,Calgary, CAN, 2011
12 World Cup top-10 finishes
2nd, AE, U.S. Championships, Stratton, VT, 2011
2nd, AE, U.S. Championships, Utah Olympic Park, UT, 2008
2007 World Cup Rookie of the Year for men's aerials
2005 NorAm champion
Eight-time NorAm podium finisher, including three victories