Freestyle Skier Mike Riddle secures spot on Canadian Olympic Team

Canadian medal hopeful soars towards halfpipe debut at Winter Games in Sochi

January 2, 2014, Vancouver, BC – Halfpipe skiing will make its Olympic debut next month and Canadian Mike Riddle is on track to bring home a medal. After confirming his spot on the Olympic team at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge last month, his focus is now set on winning at the Winter Games in Sochi.
 
“Having my Olympic spot locked in takes a lot of the pressure off me and now I can focus on perfecting my Olympic run rather than playing it safe,” says Riddle. “When I’m doing the run I want to do, I will be on the podium.”
 
Riddle was last year’s Crystal Globe winner (1st overall on the FIS World Cup circuit), finished 3rd overall on the AFP (Association of Freeskiing Professionals) world tour and was the 2011 FIS World Champion in Halfpipe, making him a favorite to bring home a medal. 
 
With eight weeks to go, the Edmonton native has a rigorous schedule on the horizon including a World Cup in Calgary, three US Freeskiing Grand Prix Events, X Games and a training camp in Europe where he will have the opportunity to fine-tune his run.


Canada will be watching as halfpipe skiing makes its debut at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia on February 18, 2014.

Tags: mike riddle, ski, olympics

Rockstar Sport

Social Feed

13 hours ago: @SafeInSoundFest kicks off Thursday in Montreal! Have you bought your tickets yet? http://t.co/L2CXq0UTuc http://t.co/pgflfrEhRC see full story

16 hours ago: Our European #RockstarEnergyModels are coming in HOT on #ModelMonday see full story

1 day ago: Eric Geiselman blowing the fins out #surfing see full story

2 days ago: Glen Coldenhoff delivers at #MXGP Assen taking 3rd overall 🏆🏁 #motocross http://t.co/RkTD7LYkM1 see full story

3 days ago: Our #RockstarEnergyModels are heating up Terminus Wake Park! We'll be there, will you? http://t.co/8Z89f6FAsH see full story

3 days ago: Summer's not over yet - beat the heat with a #RockstarBoom ! see full story

4 days ago: It's heating up out there! Chill out with a new #RockstarBoom 💥 http://t.co/WzgQVa64fv see full story

4 days ago: Tanner Foust full speed ahead into the weekend! #TGIF see full story

5 days ago: Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory riders @elhombre_21 and Christophe Pourcel extend contracts: http://t.co/p9c7Oi6wEj see full story

5 days ago: The sky's the limit and Chas Guldemond is just getting started! see full story

5 days ago: Things just got even hotter for our #RockstarEnergyModels with our newest addition to the squad! #WCW see full story

6 days ago: Tune into @nbcagt tonight at 8pm EST/5pm PST to vote for @Jfitzo @julsduss @garlandfmx @CantrellFMX ! http://t.co/m6dtqtgQJT see full story