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 Organic

Social Feed

5 hours ago: New flavor alert! 🚨 Rockstar Pina Colada and Lime Freeze are available in stores now! http://t.co/7uapYPl6V6 see full story

5 hours ago: New flavor alert! 🚨 Rockstar Pina Colada and Lime Freeze are in stores now!!! see full story

6 hours ago: Winter is finally setting in, but don't worry our #RockstarEnergyModels are here to keep you warm. #heatthingsup http://t.co/0QFTwi5HRf see full story

6 hours ago: Winter is finally setting in, but don't worry - our #RockstarEnergyModels are here to keep you warm. ❄️❄️❄️🔥🔥🔥 | #ModelMonday see full story

9 hours ago: Catch up with @GregLutzka at the new @TransWorldSKATE park and enjoy a 12 pack of hammers. #skateboarding http://t.co/YA9PaWc7rJ see full story

9 hours ago: Catch up with Greg Lutzka at the new TransWorld SKATEboarding park and enjoy a 12 pack of hammers. #skateboarding see full story

22 hours ago: Another huge day for our athletes at @XGames Aspen! @SiljeNorendal wins gold and @ChristyPrior gets the bronze! 🙌 http://t.co/yTwEt5T5oS see full story

22 hours ago: Another huge day for our athletes at Xgames Aspen! Silje Norendal brings home the gold and Christy Prior snags the bronze in slope style! #snowboarding |... see full story

22 hours ago: RT @XGames: #XGames Aspen Snowboard Slopestyle Gold – Silje Norendal Silver – Jamie Anderson Bronze – Christy Prior http://t.co/s58Xesj2ZP see full story

2 days ago: Vincent Gagnier sporting a new gold chain. You deserve it bud! 🏆 #skiing #xgames http://t.co/PMLIWb0api see full story

2 days ago: Vincent Gagnier sporting a new gold chain. You destroyed it tonight! 🏆 #skiing | #xgamesgold see full story

2 days ago: Cooper Webb throttled his way into second place and extends his points lead!! Supa Coopa!! Star Racing Yamaha | #supercross see full story