Freestyle Aerial Skier
ERIN GRISS

Her dreams for the future are as big as her Full Full

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Until you see her casually soar 40 feet above your head to stomp a double backflip down the side of a mountain, it’s easy to think Erin Griss is just a normal 15-year-old girl. Don’t be fooled.

Before becoming the 6th-ranked US female aerial skier, Griss also modeled, competed in dance and was a member of her high school’s varsity pom squad, all while maintaining a 3.3 G.P.A. In just her first year competing on the NorAm circuit, she racked up three top 10 results and capped her season off with a fifth-place finish at U.S. Championships in Heavenly, CA. She is now ranked #6 in the US and #40 worldwide.

Griss recently relocated to Park City, Utah to attend the prestigious U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Academy. She has dedicated herself fully to continuing her rapid progression up the professional ranks, planning to earn World Cup starts by the fall of 2013 and eventually cement her place on the A-level US Ski Team, just in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Under the expert coaching of three-time Olympic coach and national aerial champion Chris Seemann, Erin has quickly progressed from her first year where she competed with Lay Outs and Back Tucks earning 4th at Junior Nationals in Steamboat to the next year where Erin competed with Lay Tucks and Back Fulls earning second at Junior Nationals. This year Griss plans to compete Lay Fulls and Full Fulls to progress further with an increased degree of difficulty.

Her ultimate goal? Just what every “normal” 15-year-old girl wants:

A place on the podium at the Olympics.

5th at 2013 US Freestyle Championships in Tahoe, California
2nd at 2013 Junior Championships in Park City, Utah
6th at 2013 North American Cup in Park City, Utah
7th at 2013 US Selections in Park City, Utah
4th at 2012 Junior Championships in Steamboat, Colorado

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