Growing up around Lake Tahoe has its advantages, especially if you're David Wise. Cliff jumping, bouncing on the trampoline and mountain biking in the summer, plus world-class skiing in the winter, have helped Wise develop into one of the top young halfpipe skiers in the nation. He also balances his time in order to be with his young family, and often his wife Alexandra and daughter Nayeli are present to cheer him on at competitions. Wise began competing in halfpipe at a young age, winning his first U.S. National title at age 15 and then turning professional at 18. Wise has all the tools to compete on the highest level: style, technicality and amplitude. So it should come as no surprise that Wise kicked off a dominant winning streak in 2012, winning the Winter X Games, The Dew Tour Finals and The Grand Prix finals consecutively. The 2013 season was Wise's most successful yet. He repeated gold at the Winter X Games, won the FIS World Championships, secured silver at Euro Winter X Games and won the Grand Prix finals, which secured him his sixth U.S. National Title.
- 2013 AFP Ranking - 1st
- 2013 FIS World Championships - 1st
- 2013 U.S. Grand Prix, Park City, UT - 1st
- 2013 U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO - 3rd
- 2013 Winter X Games - Gold
- 2013 Euro Winter X Games - Silver
- 2012 AFP ranking - 2nd overall
- 2012 U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA - 1st
- 2012 Winter X Games - Gold
- 2012 Euro Winter X Games - Gold
- 2012 Dew Tour, Snowbasin - 1st
- 2011 New Zealand Open - 1st
Things To Know:
1. Wise's sister, Christy, is an HC-130 pilot in the U.S. Air Force.
2. He plays drums, but "not well."
3. Has a tattoo of his wedding ring on his finger.
4. Knows how to ride a unicycle.
5. As part of his pre-event ritual, Wise eats a bowl of oatmeal in the morning and wears his American flag boxer shorts.