Local Woman Makes US Winter Olympic Team

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Morgan Schild Wins Two Bronze Medals at the FIS World Cup Freestyle -Moguls Competition and a Spot on the 2018 US Winter Olympic Team

Morgan Schild, age 20, took Deer Valley by storm starting with the FIS Visa International World Cup event last Wednesday night with a 3rd place podium appearance that inched her closer to earning a spot on the 2018 US Winter Olympic Team.  Thursday night was a repeat of Wednesday night with another third place finish and the added bonus of the announcement that Schild is officially an Olympian.  She is the first member of the Bristol Mountain Super Six to earn a spot on the US Olympic Team.  This elite group started out on the Bristol Mountain Freestyle Team under the direction of Bristol Mountain Freestyle Coach, John Kroetz and all are currently members of the US Ski & Snowboard Team.  They are Morgan Schild (moguls), Jon Lillis (aerials), Chris Lillis (aerials), Dylan Walczyk (moguls), Harrison Smith (aerials) and Patrick O’Flynn (aerials).  “This is a coaches’ dream come true.  Morgan has worked very hard to get to this place and I’m thrilled for her,” says, Kroetz. Read more about the Super Six here!

“We couldn’t be more proud of Morgan. Not only is she an outstanding moguls athlete but she is a wonderful mentor, to the kids on the Bristol Mountain Freestyle Team. She also visits local schools to share her journey and promotes the importance of living a healthy lifestyle,” exclaims, Bristol Mountain General Manager, Dan Fuller.

Bristol Mountain Freestyle Coach, John Kroetz, has been the Freestyle Coach for seventeen years.  “Having six athletes on the US Ski & Snowboard Team is an amazing accomplishment.  Seeing Morgan added to the 2018 US Olympic Team must be the icing on the cake for Coach Kroetz,” states, Marketing Director, Drew Broderick.  “The dedication of Coach Kroetz to his athletes is “the secret sauce” that translates to having six athletes on the US Ski & Snowboard Team and now an Olympian,” adds Broderick.

Schild’s next competition is in Tremblant in less than two weeks.

For more information contact Drew Broderick at 585-455-4186 or 585-374-1125.


ABOUT BRISTOL MOUNTAIN:

Bristol Mountain is the premier ski area in the Finger Lakes Region and has been operating for 54 seasons and has 35 scenic trails overlooking the Bristol Valley.  The 2018 US Ski & Snowboard Team Roster consists of six athletes from Bristol Mountain.  Morgan Schild (moguls), Jon Lillis (aerials), Chris Lillis (aerials), Dylan Walczyk (moguls), Harrison Smith (aerials) and Patrick O’Flynn (aerials). These six Rochester area based athletes are affectionately known as the Bristol Mountain Super Six.  Morgan Schild will represent Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.