Being good at too many things is a problem many people would like to have, but for Brita Sigourney, it was her reality. While attending UC-Davis for water polo, the freeskier balanced her busy collegiate athletic career with her ski competition schedule before she realized her passion was skiing. Sigourney then dropped water polo and positioned her focus on halfpipe, where in her first full competition year she took home the Junior World Championship title and a silver medal at the U.S. Championships. She continued her hot streak into 2011, taking silver in her X Games halfpipe debut and grabbing a halfpipe win in the last stop of the 2011 Dew Tour. Her 2012 season proved just as successful with a bronze at her second X Games and two wins at the U.S. Grand Prix in Copper Mountain, Colo., and Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
Sigourney suffered a knee injury halfway through 2012 and immediately turned her focus to recovery. After rehabilitating her knee, Sigourney made a statement in December 2012 by winning the Dew Tour and taking third at the U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. At the Sochi test event World Cup in February 2013, Sigourney fell, broke her collarbone and injured her shoulder. After undergoing surgery for her shoulder, she learned she had also reinjured her knee.
- 2014 U.S. Grand Prix, Park City, Utah - 1st
- 2013 U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain - 3rd
- 2012 U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA - 1st
- 2012 Winter X Games - Bronze
- 2011 U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO - 1st
- 2011 Winter X Games - Silver
Things To Know:
1. Sigourney qualified for the Sochi Games on her 24th birthday.
2. Sigourney joined the Alpine Meadows Freestyle Team when she was eight, a move that would eventually introduce Sigourney to her new domain: the halfpipe.
3. When not on the snow, she's taking classes at Westminster College.