Annalisa Drew was a member of the inaugural Olympic halfpipe skiing team in 2014, finishing 9th at the Sochi Games. She bested that finish in 2018, just missing the medals with a fourth place finish. The East-Coast-turned-Colorado girl, who remains a die-hard Patriots and Red Sox fan, has been consistently climbing the ranks of freeskiing competition since 2010, with a multitude of major wins under her belt. She was the first woman to land a 1260 in the halfpipe, doing so at Aspen, Colo., in 2013.
It all started when Drew was three years old at Loon Mountain, N.H. When she was four, she was an excellent figure skater, practicing five days a week. She eventually joined the Loon Freestyle Team when she was in junior high. The figure skating paid off, offering confidence and air awareness on her jumps and spins.
OFF THE SNOW
Although rarely off the snow, Drew likes wakeboarding and playing any kind of sport when she has the chance. She played soccer, lacrosse, and hockey in high school and still enjoys them. She has also been taking part in Bike MS in Massachusetts the past two years after her oldest brother was diagnosed with MS.
Q: Who is your favorite athlete?
A: Do you really have to ask? TB12, Tom Brady, The GOAT!
Q: Who is your favorite band/artist?
A: Taylor Swift
- 2018 Pyeongchang
- University of Maine, Orono
- Years on Team: 6
X GAMES HIGHLIGHTS
Bronze, Aspen, USA, 2013
6th, HP, Aspen, Colo., 2017
6th, HP, Aspen, Colo., 2015
6th, HP, Aspen, Colo, 2013
8th, HP, Oslo, NOR, 2016
8th, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2013
FIS WORLD CUP HIGHLIGHTS
4th, Copper Mountain, USA, 2018
4th, HP, Pyeongchang, KOR, 2017
2nd, Copper Mountain, USA, 2016
2nd, Tignes, FRA, 2016 (first podium)