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Freestyle Sport Committee

Freestyle Sport Committee

Organization & Purpose

The U.S.Ski & Snowboard Freestyle Sport Committee pursuant to U.S.Ski & Snowboard Bylaw Article VI (c), will work with the staff of U.S.Ski & Snowboard to develop plans, strategies, and policies for submission to the CEO for the development and operations of freestyle and to assist U.S.Ski & Snowboard in the operation of the freestyle programs consistent with FIS regulations, U.S.Ski & Snowboard bylaws and the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act. 

Additionally, the committee will work:

  • To contribute sport expertise leading toward the realization of the vision and mission of U.S.Ski & Snowboard in the freestyle disciplines.
  • To provide support in the identification and training of young freestyle athletes with the potential to become elite international competitors.
  • To nominate a representative to the U.S.Ski & Snowboard Board of Directors.
  • Enhance public awareness and favorable perception of U.S.Ski & Snowboard and competitive freestyle programs in all forms and at all levels.
  • To support and assist the U.S.Ski & Snowboard staff in development and coordination of programs for competitor development keeping in mind the participation elements and athletic excellence components of the sport and aspects of a national athlete development plan.

Government

The U.S.Ski & Snowboard Freestyle Sport Committee (FSC) is comprised of and will strive to represent the interests of the freestyle community within the United States.  Current U.S.Ski & Snowboard freestyle members are eligible for election or appointment to the FSC and its subcommittees and/or technical working groups.

The Freestyle Sport Committee is comprised of the following members each with one vote, selected without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.  The vote for representation to the FSC will occur at the annual USSA meetings.

  • Chair of the Freestyle Sport Committee who votes only in the case of a tie
  • Moguls subcommittee chair
  • Aerials subcommittee chair
  • Rules & Officials subcommittee chair
  • FIS Representative
  • U.S.Ski & Snowboard board representative
  • Divisional representatives* (2)
  • Freestyle program director
  • At-large members - up to two at-large members (one two-year term, one three-year term)
  • Athlete representatives – two sport-specific athlete representatives, one of which is the U.S.Ski & Snowboard Board Athlete representative, who has a four-year term
  • Past-Chairman as voting member

Each of the above positions is to be held for a period of two years unless otherwise indicated.

*The eight divisions appoint two representatives for voting positions on the FSC, annually.


Sports Committee

Chairman and U.S.Ski & Snowboard Board Representative, Chris “Seedog” Seemann
Past Chair, Andy Wise
Mogul Subcommittee Chair, Mike Papke
Aerial Subcommittee Chair, Jana Johnson
R & O Subcommittee Chair, Thomas Schaefer
FIS Representative, Todd Schirman
Divisional Representative – Intermountain, Jon O'Brien
Divisional Representative – Far West, Martin Sundquist
Freestyle Program Director, Todd Schirman
At-Large, Konrad Rotermund
At-Large, Jeff Lange
Athlete Representative, Bryan Zemba
U.S.Ski & Snowboard BOD Athlete Representative, Heather McPhie Watanabe


Executive Committee

Chair: Chris “Seedog” Seemann
Freestyle Director: Todd Schirman
Athlete BOD Rep: Heather McPhie
At-Large: Konrad Rotermund
Past Chair: Andy Wise


Judicial Committee

Chair:  Jeff Lange
Athlete Rep: Heather McPhie
At-large: TBD

- Revised 7/18/17