2014/ U.S. FREESKIING UNIFORM
Athlete Inspired /
U.S. Freeskiing Uniforms
The North Face, Partner of U.S. Freeskiing, introduces the official U.S Freeskiing competition uniforms for the historic debut of the sport in Russia.
Using a variety of industry-leading approaches to research, design and development, including wind, color and product testing, The North Face has created one of the most advanced and unique uniform collections for our U.S. athletes to proudly wear.
Top Freeskiing athletes Tom Wallisch, Maddie Bowman and Devin Logan worked closely with The North Face to help design and test prototypes in preparation for sport’s debut in Russia, providing both technical and style-related input on each piece.
"I have been working with The North Face for many years, and even have some of my own custom pieces of outerwear in their stores, but working with them to design the uniform that our team will wear during the debut competition was something I was truly honored to be a part of."
MADE FOR GLORY / REBEL AMERICANA
The uniforms were inspired by a “Rebel Americana” theme to capture the spirit of U.S. Freeskiing’s rich history and rebellious, counter-culture attitude. The U.S. Freeskiing competition uniforms were designed and manufactured in the U.S. at a development center not far from The North Face headquarters.
"Producing the outerwear in the United States adds an extra level of patriotic pride and ownership.”
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2014/ U.S. Freeskiing Hopefuls
Tom Wallisch / Pittsburgh, PA
The North Face Freeskiing Athlete Team
The North Face Freeskiing Athlete Team
Maddie Bowman / South Lake Tahoe, CA
Devin Logan / West Dover, VT
Chris Laker / Cincinnati, OH
Aaron Blunck / Crested Butte, CO
Tom Wallisch grew up removed from the traditional "resort scene" in the unlikely location of Pittsburgh, Pa. Learning to ski during family trips on winter weekends, Tom quickly developed an obsession. As he got older he indulged it at nearby resorts during weekends and on urban features during the week.
Exploding in 2009, Tom topped the podium at many events and finished the season as the number one AFP ranked slopestyle skier in the world. 2010 saw "T-Wall" cement his place at the forefront of his sport, with a gold medal in the slopestyle at the European X Games, first place at the Snowbasin stop of the Dew Tour and Freeskier's highly-coveted Skier of the Year title. Winter 2012 was another banner year for Tom with seven podiums and two X Games medals — gold in Aspen and silver at Euro X, which earned him ESPN's Action Sport Athlete of the Year.
The 2013 season challenged Wallisch, who suffered a minor knee injury in early January that forced him to take it easy for a few weeks. But while filming for his own unique movie project, (The Wallisch Project) he had enough time and strength to win his first FIS World Ski Championship title in Voss, Norway. Keep your eyes on this solid U.S. Freeskiing Hopeful.
South Lake Tahoe native Maddie Bowman got her start skiing on her second birthday when her former ski racer parents introduced her to the sport at their local hill, Sierra-at-Tahoe. After progressing through the ranks of all the ski programs her home resort could offer an alpine racer, Maddie fell in love with freeskiing and ended up on the Foundation Freeride Team.
As a high school senior, Maddie Bowman came onto the women's freeskiing scene with some serious heat. It's safe to say that 2012 was her breakout season, featuring podiums at nearly every major event.
Bowman's first X Games gold in 2013, a bronze at X Games Tignes and victories at both stops of the VISA U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix made for a sweet ski season. Top it all off with her first AFP halfpipe title and that wraps it for the 2013 winter. With this kind of momentum, it's looking good looking towards Russia.
Growing up as the kid sister to her freeskiing brothers, Devin Logan always wanted to be a part of the action. So it only seemed natural when she picked up halfpipe and slopestyle skiing. What wasn't natural, however, was her learning curve: at 15 she was on the U.S. Championships podium, finishing second in halfpipe skiing.
Then, in 2011, her first full competition season, the 17-year-old Vermont native made her X Games debut in both halfpipe and slopestyle, collecting her first X Games medal with a halfpipe bronze at the European X Games. But Logan wasn't done there; she earned her first U.S. halfpipe skiing title and the overall AFP crown to cap her rookie season.
Ohio born and bred, Chris Laker has come a long way. Now residing in Park City to focus on his skiing, he's got some of freeskiing's most difficult tricks on lock. The 2011-12 season had Laker constantly knocking on the door to the podium, taking fifth at the VISA U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth and fourth at the Dew Tour Snowbasin stop. He's due to land on the podium.
After rehabbing his knee back into shape, Laker was set to have a great 2013 season, but he suffered an additional knee injury. Since then he has been working hard to get back on the slopes, and he is a definite U.S. Freeskiing Hopeful.
Colorado native Aaron Blunck has accomplished quite a bit in his 17 years on Earth. This young halfpipe phenom took bronze at the inaugural Youth Olympic Winter Games with his smooth style and tricks. After that, the crowd began to turn its head and check out this young up-and-comer. They are still waiting to see where he's going to land. With five podiums in the 2011-2012 season, from USSA's U.S. Revolution Tour to the Gatorade FreeFlow Tour, Blunck will continue to be a fun show to watch in the coming years.
In 2013 Blunck made some serious waves, starting his season off with a third at the North Face Park & Pipe Open Series and then his first World Cup podium at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. His impressive runs earned him a debut invite to X Games Aspen and Tignes. He also earned an invite to FIS World Championships and jumped from 29th to fifth in the AFP World Ranking.
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WOMEN'S SOCHI PULLOVER HOODIE
The Half Dome logo goes global with this soft, midweight pullover that pops with either a large TNF™ logo outlined in multicolor flags, or colors representing one of the top medal-winning countries. A commemorative clip label decorates the kangaroo pocket of all styles.Learn More
WOMEN'S SOCHI DENALI JACKET
The TNF™ Black Global Denali features a patch with international flags on the left sleeve and the TNF™ Red USA Denali features an American flag patch on the left sleeve. Abrasion-resistant fabric overlays at shoulders, chest, and elbows increase durability in high-stress areas.Learn More
MEN'S SOCHI FULL ZIP HOODIE
Get into the spirit of the global competition with this festive full-zip hoodie that features a country-specific flag patch on the upper left sleeve. This comfortable, hooded layer delivers midweight warmth in cool conditions.Learn More
WOMEN'S SOCHI NUPTSE VEST
Wear this warm, colorblocked nuptse vest in your home country’s colors. Amply insulated with 700-fill goose down, this iconic vest is extremely warm, lightweight, and highly compressible for travel. The Villagewear Collection is Limited Edition.Learn More