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13 U.S. Freeski Team Athletes to Compete at Font Romeu

By Andrew Gauthier
January, 9 2019
Font Romeu Athletes
Athletes ready to compete at the 2017 Font Romeu Freeski Slopestyle World Cup. (FIS Freestyle - Marimee)

The U.S. Freeski Team is traveling to Font Romeu, France, this week with a full squad of eager competitors ready to kick off the new year with their second FIS Freeski World Cup slopestyle event of the season Thursday through Saturday.

At the first slopestyle World Cup in Stubai, Austria, U.S. Rookie Team member Mac Forehand (Winhall, Vt.) claimed second-place and his first World Cup podium. Forehand’s result has him sitting just behind the leader Henrik Harlaut of Sweden in the FIS Freeski World Cup slopestyle standings. Also, joining Forehand in the top-10 in the standings is Alex Hall (Park City, Utah) and William Borm (Chaska, Minn.) after strong performances in Stubai.

“I feel pretty good going into Font Romeu,” said Forehand. “I’m just gonna have fun with it and ski my best. The course was running well today so I'm pumped on that. There is some weight on my shoulders because of world champs coming up and I haven’t secured a spot yet.”

Forehand will be striving to earn his second-consecutive podium of the 2018-19 World Cup season. However, with a strong international field, including his own U.S. Freeski teammates, this will be no easy task. Forehand will be joined by teammates Hall, Borm, McRae Williams (Park City, Utah), Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, Ind.), Colby Stevenson (Park City, Utah), Joss Christensen (Park CIty, Utah) and American Quinn Wolferman (Missoula, Mont.).

For the women, Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, Mont.) is leading the charge following a third-place finish at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado, last month. Joining Voisin are teammates Caroline Claire (Manchester Center, Vt. ), Julia Krass (Hanover, N.H.), Devin Logan (West Dover, Vt.) and U.S Rookie Team member Eileen Gu (San Francisco).

STANDINGS
Men’s World Cup slopestyle
Women’s World Cup slopestyle

HOW TO WATCH
All times EST
*Same-day broadcast


FREESKIING
Saturday, Jan. 12

4:20 a.m. - Men and women’s slopestyle - Font Romeu, FRA - OlympicChannel.com & NBC Sports Gold
2:00 p.m. - Men and women’s slopestyle - Font Romeu, FRA - Olympic Channel-TV