Colorado native Aaron Blunck has accomplished quite a bit in his 17 years on Earth. This young halfpipe phenom took bronze at the inaugural Youth Olympic Winter Games with his smooth style and tricks. After that, the crowd began to turn its head and check out this young up-and-comer. They are still waiting to see where he’s going to land. With five podiums in the 2011-2012 season, from USSA’s U.S. Revolution Tour to the Gatorade FreeFlow Tour, Blunck will continue to be a fun show to watch in the coming years. In 2013 Blunck made some serious waves, starting his season off with a third at the North Face Park & Pipe Open Series and then his first World Cup podium at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. His impressive runs earned him a debut invite to X Games Aspen and Tignes. He also earned an invite to FIS World Championships and jumped from 29th to fifth in the AFP World Ranking.
- 2014 U.S. Grand Prix, Park City, Utah - 2nd
- 2013 U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO - 1st
- 2013 Nor-Am Cup, Copper Mountain, CO - 5th
- 2013 World Cup, Cardona, New Zealand - 2nd
- 2013 Nor-Am Cup, Aspen, CO - 1st
Things To Know:
1. Started out on skis at 18 months in Crested Butte, Colo., where his grandfather started a ski school.
2. When Blunck’s not on the mountain, he likes to hang with his friends, play soccer, play baseball and bounce on trampolines. he also like to play basketball, although he admits, "I am not very good at it.”
3. Was the only U.S. freestyle skier to win a medal at the first Youth Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, in 2012.