Lacy Schnoor: U.S. Olympic Freestyle Skier

February 11, 2010

Meet Lacy Schnoor, U.S. Olympic Freestyle skier. Although fairly new to the sport, she has got some mad skills to watch out for. Find out more exciting details and see photos and a video here.

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As a biography, Lacy Schnoor was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 12, 1985 so her age is 24. She is 5’3″ weighing in at 113 pounds. She lives in Draper, Utah. She started skiing recreationally at the age of six. She made the transition from her first passion in sports, gymnastics, to freestyle after attending an Olympic out-reach program. This eventually became her newfound sport, with the flexibility and strength of her gymnastics career adding to the determination and capability of her way into the aerialist aspect of skiing. At her first-place performance at the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, she landed a spot to participate in her first-ever Olympics in Vancouver. Her career highlights include: In 2005, she was named to the Top 10 in World Cup debut at Mont Tremblant, QUE and was named Aerials National Champion in 2005. Following in 2006, she won NorAm aerials, winning three in Park City. However, in 2007, she won back-to-back NorAm aerials, including the Olympic Winter Games/Worlds, placing 18th there and then again in 2009 placing 7th in aerials.

Maybe making her jump from gymnastics to freestyle wasn’t such a bad idea? In fact, the excitement gets even better as she prepares for the upcoming Olympics. Schnoor mentioned that after attending the aerials’ camp through the program, “I like the rush when you go off the jumps.” Well, the Vancouver Olympic Games is just days away, and that’s a rush in itself!

After performing an amazing triple-twisting and qualifying jump for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, the U.S. Olympic Freestyle skier says, “I still can’t believe it,” adding, “I thought I had a 50-50 chance. I’m glad I’m going.” This should be a very exciting event to watch, no doubt.

Schnoor’s coach, Matt Christensen shared with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, “So far our results have been less than what we would have liked. But our focus is on perfection and preparing for the perfect jumps in Vancouver.”

It definitely does appear that it is anyone’s game in Vancouver. I wish you the best of luck, Lacy Schnoor, and may the best athlete win! Leave us your thoughts about the U.S. Olympic Freestyle skier in the comment box and see pictures and a film right here.

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