Friday May 29, 2015

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Ty WalkerName: Ty Walker
Age: 14
Hometown: Stowe, VT
Stance: Goofy

How many years have you been in competitive snowboarding?
I’ve been competitively snowboarding for 5 years.

What club and or snowboard camps have you participated with in the past?
I started at ski and ride with Okemo, then went to the Killington Alpine school where I rode for only one year. I then went to 45 North Camps and rode with MMSC at Stowe, and now I’m working with Danger Dave and the U.S. Slopestyle Team.

Who were your past coaches?
Mike Slaughter and Bud Keene coached me for a little while, but this will be my 4th year working with Danger privately.

What is your strongest/favorite discipline in your snowboarding?
My strongest discipline is Slopestyle.

Results from last season?
1st Place Open Class USASA Nationals Slopestyle.
1st Place Roxy Power Jam
1st Place European Open Junior Pipe
1st Place European Open Junior Slope
3rd Place Canadian Open
5th Place European Open
7th Place Arctic Challenge

What are some of your past competition experiences?
Most of the time I get really nervous at contests but I always try to have fun and make the energy lighter for myself and everyone else too. This typically means a lot of dance parties.

What are your sponsors and or hook-ups?
Main Sponsors: Roxy and Redbull.
Secondary Sponsors: USASA, U.S. Snowboarding, DC Boots, Windells Ski and Snowboard Summer Camp.

What is your workout/stretch routine in the past?
I mostly work with weights at a place called Phit in my home town, but I would really like do some some more yoga.

What are your goals for the season?
This season, I want to do less contests and focus more on training. I also want to learn some more difficult runs and put them into contests. I’d really like to make finals at the World Snowboard Championships in Oslo and also at the U.S. Open. I’d also like to get on at least 2 podiums at 5-6 star TTR events.

Why are you STOKED to be on the USASA SNOWBOARD TEAM?
I’m STOKED to be on the team because I think that USASA is a great contest scene to get kids started and I would love the chance to be a role model for other kids coming up in the sport.

Shout Outs
Shout out to my parents, you guys are awesome. My sisters, don’t know what I’d do without you. My coach, Danger Dave for always helping me get better at riding and being the raddest guy ever AND of course my sponsors, Roxy and Redbull.

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