Gus Kenworthy has emerged as a double threat, mastering both slopestyle and halfpipe disciplines while maintaining a rapid ascent through the freeskiing ranks. Both his recent success and his childhood spent skiing the legendary steeps and backcountry of Telluride have put Kenworthy on the path to becoming one of the top all-around skiers in the world. Kenworthy first gained recognition for his park skiing with one of his ski movie edits he posted on the Internet. Shortly thereafter he began filming with well-known ski production companies and working his way into the freeskiing elite, a place he intends to stay. Kenworthy then had a clean sweep of the Aspen/Snowmass Open slopestyle and halfpipe skiing events in both 2010 and 2012, which he followed up by winning the 2011 and 2012 AFP overall titles. In the 2012 season, he competed in more than 23 events and took dual wins in big air and slopestyle at the final event of the season, the AFP World Championships. After putting his time in, 2013 proved to be a breakthrough season for Kenworthy. With over 20 competitions under his belt, he took second at the Olympic venue halfpipe World Cup in Sochi, Russia and won his first X Games medal in Tignes: a bronze in slopestyle.
- 2013 Euro Winter X Games (slopestyle) - Bronze
- 2013 Nor-Am Cup, Copper Mountain, CO (halfpipe) - 1st
- 2013 World Ski Championships, Voss, Norway (slopestyle) - 6th
- 2013 World Cup, Sochi, Russia (halfpipe) - 2nd
- 2012 AFP rankings - 1st overall
- 2012 Dumont Cup, Bethel, ME (slopestyle) - 1st
- 2012 Aspen/Snowmass Open, Aspen, CO (slopestyle) - 1st
- 2012 Aspen/Snowmass Open, Aspen, CO (halfpipe) - 1st
- 2011 AFP rankings - 1st overall
Things To Know:
1. Kenworthy is a former moguls skier,
2. Played soccer and hockey during high school.
3. His father, Peter, is the executive director of Mountainfilm, which holds an annual film festival in Telluride.
4. His older brother, Hugh, is a Marine.