Growing up in Long Beach, N.Y., Tom Rowley has spent a lot of time on the sand and the snow. After pursuing both football and skiing in high school, Rowley moved to Telluride, Colo. after graduation to pursue skiing full time and put all his efforts into making the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. After two years in Telluride, that dream came true. 2015 was a break out season for Rowley, who made a last minute trip to Ruka, Finland to ski in the World Cup opener where he finished just off the podium in fourth. He continued to excel on the World Cup circuit, earning his first World Cup podium and the 2015 FIS World Cup Rookie of the Year title. Since then, Rowley has landed a handful of top-10 World Cup and World Championship finishes around the globe. He was sidelined with a knee injury for the 2018 Olympic season, but is primed to come back strong for 2019.
Rowley grew up skiing at Hunter Mountain, a three-hour drive from his home in Long Beach. He made the drive with his parents and brother each weekend to spend time on the slopes. Rowley ripped around on the mountain with his parents until the age of nine when his love of moguls compelled him to join the Hunter Mountain Freestyle Team.
- Hunter Mountain Freestyle Team
- Devry University
- Years on Team: 3
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (top 10)
Teams: 2015, 2017
7th, DM, Sierra Nevada, ESP, 2017
9th, MO, Sierra Nevada, ESP, 2017
6th, DM, Kreischberg, AUT, 2015
7th, MO, Kreischberg, AUT, 2015
WORLD CUP HIGHLIGHTS
Two career podiums
First podium (2nd, DM, Megeve, FRA, 2015)
2015 FIS World Cup Rookie of the Year
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS TITLES
2016, MO, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
2015, DM, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Gold, MO, Valmalenco, ITA, 2014
Gold, DM, Valmalenco, ITA, 2013
Silver, DM, Valmalenco, ITA, 2014