We are pleased to announce Riley and Casey Rose as "The Unofficial Pick" for this week. Every Monday from January to April, IFSA and Unofficial Networks will feature an athlete, freeride program, or coach who earns their mark in the competition sport of big mountain freeskiing. Athlete Name: Riley James Rose and Casey Austin Rose Freeride Program & Head Coach: Independent We have skied with Alta/Snowbird in the past; Steven Helfenbein was our head coach for three years. Currently we compete with our own skills we learned from the Alta/Snowbird program and other IFSA people who have taught us over the years. We are thankful to Steven, Rob Greener, Jim Jack, and everyone else who has coached us and made the comps so much fun. The Unofficial Pick from IFSA – The Rose Brothers | Unofficial Networks

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We are pleased to announce Riley and Casey Rose as “The Unofficial Pick” for this week.  Every Monday from January to April,  IFSA and Unofficial Networks will feature an athlete, freeride program, or coach who earns their mark in the competition sport of big mountain freeskiing.

Athlete Name: Riley James Rose and Casey Austin Rose

Freeride Program & Head Coach: Independent

We have skied with Alta/Snowbird in the past;  Steven Helfenbein was our head coach for three years.  Currently we compete with our own skills we learned from the Alta/Snowbird program and other IFSA people who have taught us over the years.  We are thankful to Steven, Rob Greener, Jim Jack, and everyone else who has coached us and made the comps so much fun.

Jim Jack, Head IFSA Judge  “Casey and Riley Rose are an exciting pair of brothers.  They are spririted, competitive, and passionate to the game and their energy and enthusiasm is contagious to other competitors.  They are multi-talented athletes, active in a range of other sports.  Their skills and creativity shine every time they leave the start gate and each run they throw down is a display of their joy and excitement for the sport and mountains.  These two exemplify the key elements we love so much about freeskiing and are great ambassadors to the sport and their peers.”

Nicknames: Casey  Gumbi

Age: Riley  17  Casey  15

Years skiing: Riley  14  Casey  14

Highlights: Riley 5th 2012 Red Mountain, 2nd 2011 JFT Snowbird, 2nd 2011 JFT Crystal, Captain Jack Award 2010, Overall Junior Champion 2009  Casey 1st 2011 JFT Grand Targhee, 1st 2010 JFT Snowbird, Overall JFT Champion 2010, Captain Jack Award 2010

Favorite Skier:  Riley Eric Hjorleifson Casey Sage Cattabriga

Favorite Run: Riley Alta/Gunsight Casey Alta/Eagle’s Nest and Racecourse

What would you buy for $50?  Riley  Pizza for everyone from the GMD Casey  I spend other people’s money…

What do you eat for breakfast?  Riley  Fruit Loops Casey  Breakfast sandwich- egg, bacon, cheese on toast

What’s your gear?   Riley 4FRNT skis, Rossignol bindings, Smith Optics, Obermeyer Casey 4FRNT YLE skis, Rossignol bindings, Smith Optics I/O and Maze, Patagonia

Other hobbies?  Riley surfing, ping pong, lacrosse, swimming, mountain biking, ultimate frisbee Casey  lacrosse, surfing, frisbee, badmitton, ping pong

Bad habits?  Riley  forgetting to pack a lunch Casey  can’t think of any

Goals for 2012:  Riley have fun and enjoy skiing friends from all over Casey have fun and kill it.

Any Scars?  Riley no scars from skiing Casey  scar on my face from a loose rock hitting me when we skied Main Chute at Alta on August 24th, 2010

Who do you want to high five?  Riley  John Lennon Casey  Shane McConkey

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