Breckenridge Announces Roster for Resort's Pro Team for 2012/13 Season
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Breckenridge Ski Resort today announced the roster for the resort's professional freeride team for the 2012 /13 season.
The Breck Pro Team is an elite cadre of 26 ski and snowboard professionals and amateurs, both male and female, sponsored by Breck, who represent the resort and community with professionalism and heart at competitions world-wide.
The Breck Pro Team is recognized as the top resort team in the ski industry today, comprised of some of the most exciting young talent in action sports from around the world.
This year's team features athletes from 5 different countries, 15 Coloradans, and 7 hometown heroes who were born and raised in Breckenridge, who now will all call Breck their hometown.
Returning athletes to the roster this year include three-time X Games gold medalist Bobby Brown, top AFP overall world raking athletes Anna Segal and Keri Herman, former Olympic bronze medalist JJ Thomas, and Summit County native Eric Willett.
New to the team this year are athletes like the United Kingdom's freeski big air and slopestyle star James Woods and 2012 Youth Olympic halfpipe and slopestyle silver medalist Arielle Gold.
"Being on the Breck Freeride Team means I have my home mountain as my backbone of support through my career," said Breck Pro Team rider Eric Willett.
"Breck is the mountain where I train, learn new tricks, and compete in competitions. Athletes from all over the world come to Breck to train every year; it's definitely a privilege to have the best park in the world in my back yard. I was born and raised, started my career, married my wife – all here at Breck. Needless to say, I could not be more honored to be a part of the Breck Pro Team."
2012/13 Breck Pro Team Roster:
|Duncan Adams||SKI||M||Stowe, VT|
|Jake Black||SNB||M||Keystone, CO|
|Zach Black||SNB||M||Keystone, CO|
|Bobby Brown||SKI||M||Denver, CO|
|Cody Cirillo||SKI||M||Vail, CO|
|Adam Delorme||SKI||M||Colorado Spring, CO|
|Brett Esser||SNB||M||Breckenridge, CO|
|Banks Gilberti||SKI||M||Sun Valley, ID|
|Arielle Gold||SNB||F||Steamboat Springs, CO|
|Pat Goodnough||SKI||M||Dansville, NY|
|Keri Herman||SKI||F||St. Paul, MN|
|Nate Kern||SNB||M||Forest Row, ENG|
|Nick Martini||SKI||M||Boulder, CO|
|Silvia Mittenmuller||SNB||F||Munich, GER|
|Mark Nowakiwsky||SKI||M||Breckenridge, CO|
|Tanner Rainville||SKI||M||West Bolton, VT|
|Grant Savidge||SKI||M||Breckenridge, CO|
|Anna Segal||SKI||F||Melbourne, AUS|
|Chanelle Sladics||SNB||F||Newport Beach, CA|
|JJ Thomas||SNB||M||Golden, CO|
|Rebecca Torr||SNB||F||Te Puke, NZ|
|Colby West||SKI||M||Canterbury, NH|
|Eric Willett||SNB||M||Frisco, CO|
|James Woods||SKI||M||Sheffield, ENG|
Coinciding with today's announcement of the team roster, Breckenridge also unveiled a new logo that the team will use going forward.
For more information on the Breckenridge Pro Team and exclusive freeride content, visit www.breckenridge.com and remember to watch the Breck Team compete at the Dew Tour Mountain Championships in Breck from December 13 -16, 2012.
Visit Breckenridge.com for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, event details, the lowest priced lift tickets guaranteed, and more, or call (970) 453-5000. Stay connected all season long and learn more about Breckenridge Ski Resort at www.facebook.com/Breckenridge or@breckenridgemtn on Twitter.
About Breckenridge Ski Resort
With four huge peaks, 2,358 acres, five terrain parks, two halfpipes, eight bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, family-friendly terrain, and a world-class ski school, all situated above an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views, there are good reasons why "Breck" is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Western Hemisphere. Renowned for the welcoming spirit and friendly character of their locals, with over 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, and numerous year-round activities & events, Breck embodies more than just a destination, inspiring a way of life. www.breckenridge.com.