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Meet the Commentators from Outside Calling the 2022-23 Domestic World Cups

By Leann Bentley
November, 23 2022
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The stacked domestic World Cup schedule begins this week with the infamous Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel in Killington, Vt., on Nov. 26-27, with the women returning to the start gate in front of a massive crowd over Thanksgiving weekend. Through a new partnership, Outside, a new broadcast partner of U.S. Ski & Snowboard will be broadcasting live and on-demand every domestic event with new commentators calling the action straight from the venue to you at home. 

For the 2022-23 season, Outside welcomes familiar voices who have called U.S. Ski & Snowboard events for years. Jonathan “DC” Oetken, Chris “Uncle E” Ernst and Jimmy Coleman  are back behind the mic doing the play-by-play, along with new talent that includes veteran broadcasters, alumni athletes and Olympians, providing a fresh sound to World Cups across the country. 

Meet the Announcers 

Play-By-Play

  • Jonathan “DC” Oetken: DC has been in the game for many years, calling Toyota U.S. Grand Prixs, Dew Tours, X Games, World Cups, Olympics and more across all U.S. Ski & Snowboard sports. He is widely considered a pioneer of skicross and is also a former ski aerialist. This year, his focus will be on play-by-play for the upcoming events. 
  • Jimmy Coleman: Jimmy, who will focus on play-by-play this season, is known for his tv personality when he’s hosting numerous action sports events. Jimmy has been with the X Games broadcasting team for over 18 years, specifically with the BMX events and has worked in the announcing industry for over 20 years. 
  • Chris “Uncle E” Ernst: A legend on the microphone and in the ski industry, Uncle E is an announcer that knows the ins and outs of all the athletes, competition and history. Often in the crowd commentating during event live shows, you will also find Uncle E behind the mic this season providing entertaining play-by-play from the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International at Deer Valley.

Color

  • Marco Sullivan: Marco Sullivan is not only a Stifel U.S. Alpine Team alum, but also a three-time Olympian and has four World Cup podiums and a World Cup victory. In the past, he has primarily done venue work but will shift his focus to being an analyst this season. 
  • Resi Stiegler: Three-time Olympian and Stifel U.S. Alpine Team alum Resi Steigler is diving into the broadcast announcing world and will start the season by calling the Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel, an event she raced three times during her career.
  • Tricia Byrnes: With 15 World Cup halfpipe victories and a sixth place finish in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, U.S. Snowboard Team alum Tricia Byrnes comes with various announcing experience and will be an analyst in all of the domestic snowboarding events.
  • Pete Arneson: A pioneer of freeskiing and over a decade of experience judging various slopestyle events like the X Games, Dew Tour, World Cups and the Olympics, Pete Arneson comes to his announcing role with a unique perspective of our sports and its athletes. 

Breaking it Down - Who is Announcing Each Event?

Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel at Killington, Nov. 26-27, 2022

  • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play
  • Resi Steigler – Color

Xfinity Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek, Dec. 2-4, 2022

  • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play
  • Marco Sullivan – Color

Toyota U.S. Grand Prix & Visa Big Air presented by Toyota at Copper Mountain, Dec. 14-17, 2022  

  • Snowboard (Qualifiers & Finals)
    • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play
    • Tricia Byrnes – Color
  • Freeski (Qualifiers) 
    • Jimmy Coleman – Play-by-Play
    • Pete Arneson – Color
  • Freeski (Finals)
    • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play
    • Pete Arneson – Color

Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, Feb 1-4, 2023

  • Snowboard (Qualifiers & Finals)
    • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play
    • Tricia Byrnes – Color
  • Freeski (Qualifiers) 
    • Jimmy Coleman – Play-by-Play
    • Pete Arneson – Color
  • Freeski (Finals)
    • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play

Pete Arneson – Color

Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International at Deer Valley, Feb. 2-4

  • Chris Ernst “Uncle E”– Play-by-Play
  • TBD – Color

Palisades Tahoe World Cup, Feb. 25-26, 2023

  • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play
  • TBD – Color

Aspen World Cup, March 2-5, 2023

  • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play
  • TBD – Color

Find the full schedule of events and how to watch them on Outside here.