David WISE

United States of America USA

Freestyle Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Sochi 2014
  • Year of Birth
    1990
Olympic Results

Biography

David WISE

The favourite heading into the inaugural Olympic ski halfpipe competition at Sochi 2014, David Wise did not disappoint, producing a sublime run in heavy snow to take his place in Winter Games history. Four years later in PyeongChang, at the age of 27, the US skier repeated the trick thanks to a stunning third run, remaining the event’s only Olympic champion.

Jump start

David Wise grew up in a family of winter sports enthusiasts in the Nevada town of Reno, not far from California’s popular ski resorts. On skis from the age of three, he developed a love of jumping, be it on the trampoline in his back garden or on the Sierra Nevada slopes. After joining a local freestyle skiing team at the age of 11, the youngster discovered the halfpipe event, in which he began to compete at junior level.

Bag of tricks

Excelling at his chosen discipline, Wise was crowned US champion at the age of 15 and made his FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup debut three years later. In 2009, he became the first skier to land the double cork 1260, a trick that would become his signature move.

Having captured the halfpipe titles in the 2012 World Cup and at the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Voss (NOR), the American athlete also claimed a record three successive Winter X Games crowns in Aspen (USA) between 2012 and 2014.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

PyeongChang 2018

G
Halfpipe
Halfpipe Freestyle Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sochi 2014

G
Halfpipe
Halfpipe Freestyle Skiing