Yesterday the US Ski and Snowboard Team announced the roster for the 2018 US Olympic Freestyle Team. With the addition of World Aerials Champion, Jonathon Lillis, it means that Bristol Mountain now has two athletes competing in South Korea. The other is Morgan Schild who will be competing on the Women’s Freestyle Mogul Team.
Lillis’ parents, Jamie and Bernie Lillis, and younger brother, Chris who is also on the US Ski and Snowboard Freestyle Aerials Team are ecstatic over hearing the the news tonight. Bristol Mountain Freestyle Team Coach, John Kroetz, is on cloud nine having two of his athletes competing for Team USA. “I couldn’t be more proud of both Morgan (Schild) and a Jon,” exclaims, Coach Kroetz. “This is a dream come true for these athletes and their families,” adds Kroetz.
Lillis and Patrick O’Flynn, members of the Bristol Mountain Super Six just competed in the last FIS World Cup Aerials competition of the season this past weekend in Lake Placid. “I was lucky enough to attend the World Cup Aerials Event in Lake Placid this past Friday and Saturday. Every time I watched Jon and Patrick jump I had a great sense of pride well up inside me,” states Bristol Mountain Sales & Marketing Director Drew Broderick. “I can’t wait to see Jon and Morgan compete for Team USA at the Olympics. We will be hosting Olympic viewing parties at Bristol Mountain and will announce the dates and times in the near future.”
Dan Fuller, Bristol Mountain General Mountain had this to say, “I’ve had the privilege of watching these incredible athletes grow up at Bristol Mountain from the time they were in our Brigades programs to watching them compete around the world. I’m so proud of Jon and Morgan and the rest of the Bristol Mountain Super Six on their outstanding athletic achievements but also on how they honor their families when they are on the global stage.”
About The Bristol Mountain Super Six:
Jonathon Lillis, Morgan Schild, Chris Lillis, Dylan Walczyk, Harrison Smith and Patrick O’Flynn are all current members of the US Ski and Snowboard Freestyle Team. All learned to ski at Bristol Mountain and competed on the Bristol Mountain Freestyle Team under the direction of Coach John Kroetz.
About Bristol Mountain:
Bristol Mountain is the premier ski area located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. It opened in 1964 with snowmaking capabilities, lighted trails and is know for having the steepest Vertical (1,200’) between the Adirondacks and the Rockies. Today Bristol Mountain has 36 trails, six Terrain Parks, one Nastar Race Park, 3km of Nordic trails and two 2018 Olympians.