Who is Brad Wilson?
Name: Brad Wilson
Country: United States
Sport: Freestyle Skiing
2016/17 World Cup Rank: 7th
- 2017 Worlds silver medalist (dual moguls)
- 2012 junior world champion (moguls)
Wilson made his Olympic debut in 2014 and finished 20th in moguls.
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.
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.
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.
"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)