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Gnoza, Osinski Ski Into Slopestyle Finals at Toyota U.S. Rev Tour

February 13, 2019

COPPER MOUNTAIN—Stratton Mountain School Freeskier’s Charlie Gnoza `21 and Montana Osinski `21 made it to the Slopestyle finals at the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour event taking place at Copper Mountain, Colorado this week, each winning 6th after impressive performances in the qualifiers. 

Montana Osinski `21 trains in Colorado. Photo: Freeski Director Jesse Mallis.

It was the ladies who took the first run, and—though the snow was heavy and the course was running slowly—Osinski kept up the stellar skiing she’s put forth this season to place 4th out of the twelve competitors. In the final, Osinski finished 6th. Gnoza won 2nd amongst a field of 38 Freeskiers in the Men’s qualifier, for which the sun finally came out. Later, he executed a great run complete with 2 double corks (spinning both ways) and ended up taking 6th overall. 

Now, Osinski and Gnoza head to the Aspen Open for Slopestyle and Big Air competitions taking place on the famed X Games course. Though Osinski had planned to return east following the Rev Tour, her progress this season has earned her a spot in Aspen according to SMS Freeskiing Coach Keith Shipman. 

This is a dream come true for Montana to compete at the Aspen Open and we are glad to be a part of it,” Shipman said. “I can’t wait to see our athletes ski one of the best courses in the world and the biggest jump in the nation.”

The Aspen Open will take place between February 14 and 16 (find the full schedule here) so stay tuned for more! 

Stratton Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school that focuses on college preparatory academics and competitive winter sports. Located at the base of Stratton Mountain, SMS serves students in grades 7 – 12.

 
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