- Freestyle Skiing
Tale of the tape: David Wise vs. Torin Yater-Wallace
Winning the first-ever gold medal in freeski halfpipe will be a battle, not just between countries (U.S., France and Canada are the top countries to compete for the podium) but also between two teammates.
Americans David Wise and Torin Yater-Wallace are the two U.S. stars that have been swapping podium positions over the past two years, but off the mountain they couldn't be any different.
David Wise is a family man - married with a child. Torin Yater-Wallace is a manchild - high school student on the constant search for winter.
Wise is tall, Yater-Wallace is short.
Despite these contrasts and the back-and-forth rivalry, both men insist there is no animosity and appreciate the competition. “It’s cool having someone like that who will push you to ski to your limits,” Yater-Wallace says.
Check out how close Wise and Yater-Wallace in the halfpipe and how far apart they are off the mountain.
|David Wise||Name||Torin Yater-Wallace|
|Reno, Nevada||Birthplace||Aspen, Colorado|
|Reno, Nevada||Current residence||Park City, Utah|
|6' 0"||Height||5' 8"|
|185 lbs.||Weight||140 lbs.|
|Married (Alexandra)||Marital status||Single|
|1 (Daughter, Nayeli - 2 years old)||Children||0|
|His wife||Valentine||Asked Emma Watson|
|Playing poker, changing diapers||Off the snow life||Always searching for winter|
|Wedding ring on ring finger||Tattoos||0|
|Can ride a unicycle||Did you know||Grandfather is Renny Yater, founder of Yater's Surfboards|
|American flag boxer shorts||Lucky charms||0|
|N/A||Recent injuries||Two broken ribs and collapsed lung|
|1st||2013 World Championship (Oslo, Norway)||2nd|
|1st||2013 U.S. Grand Prix (Park City, Utah)||2nd|
|Gold||2013 Winter X Games (Aspen, Colorado)||Silver|
|Gold||2012 Winter X Games (Aspen, Colorado)||Bronze|
|Silver||2013 Euro Winter X Games (Tignes, France)||Gold|
|Silver||2012 Euro Winter X Games (Tignes, France)||Gold|
|1st||2013 AFP rankings||2nd|
|2nd||2012 AFP rankings||1st|
|5th||World Cup test event result||1st
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