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Who is Brad Wilson?

Brad Wilson at the 2014 Olympics
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Who is Brad Wilson?

After a devastating injury left Wilson out of action for over a year, he has begun to pick up steam heading into 2018

Name: Brad Wilson
Country: United States
Age: 25
Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Discipline: Moguls
2016/17 World Cup Rank: 7th

Accolades:

  • 2017 Worlds silver medalist (dual moguls)
  • 2012 junior world champion (moguls)

Olympic experience
Wilson made his Olympic debut in 2014 and finished 20th in moguls.

Olympic outlook
Before his ACL injury, Wilson had back-to-back seasons ranked fourth in the World Cup standings for moguls. Since returning from injury, he has been able to pick up from here he left off, landing podiums in both the World Cup and world championships, so Wilson will likely be in the mix for a medal in PyeongChang.



Brad Wilson at 2014 Olympics

Brad Wilson got his first taste of the Winter Olympics at the Sochi Winter Games in 2014. Credit: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team

Skiing beginnings
Wilson began skiing at the age of 4. Brad and his brother, 2014 Olympic bronze medalist Bryon, built their own moguls course in their hometown of Butte, Montana. When the duo decided to commit themselves to moguls, the family moved to Park City, Utah.

Since Sochi
In December 2014, Wilson suffered an ACL tear that left him out of competition until 2016. Prior to the injury, he had earned gold and silver medals at the 2014 National Championships in dual moguls and moguls, respectively.

2016/17 season recap
With his performances this past season, it is safe to say Wilson’s injury is now behind him. He earned four podiums on the World Cup circuit, including a win in Tazawako in his first moguls competition back from injury. At the world championships, Wilson earned a silver medal in dual moguls, his first medal at worlds.

Off the snow
Wilson's favorite activity outside of his sport is fly fishing. He also enjoys biking and waterskiing.

Quotes
"When I got to Sochi, it was like, 'Holy crap, Brad, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity,' and it affected me a lot. I wasn’t really ready for it, so I collapsed." — Wilson on the pressure of his first Olympics (Feb. 2017, U.S. Ski and Snowboard)

Social Media
Instagram: @wilsfreestyle
Twitter: @Wilsfreestyle
Facebook: Bryon and Brad Wilson

Freestyle Skiing

Get to know the stars of freestyle skiing:

Aerials:

Mac Bohonnon (USA) | Ashley Caldwell (USA) | Kiley McKinnon (USA)

Moguls:

Britt Cox (AUS) | Justine Dufour-Lapointe (CAN) | Jaelin Kauf (USA) | Mikael Kingsbury (CAN) | Philippe Marquis (CAN) | Morgan Schild (USA) | Brad Wilson (USA)

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