We are pleased to announce Anna Suszynski as "The Unofficial Pick" for this week. Every week 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: Anna Paulina Suszynski Freeride Program & Head Coach: Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Head Coach Garrett Scahill "Anna came to us two years ago and was a perfect addition to our team. She has a smooth and aggressive style and is not afraid to go big. Her positive energy and passion for the sport makes her a role model for the team." Garrett Scahill Anna Suszynski – The Unofficial Pick from IFSA | Unofficial Networks

Anna Suszynski - The Unofficial Pick from IFSA

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Anna Suszynski - The Unofficial Pick from IFSA

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We are pleased to announce Anna Suszynski as “The Unofficial Pick” for this week.  Every week 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: Anna Paulina Suszynski

Freeride Program & Head Coach: Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Head Coach Garrett Scahill

Anna came to us two years ago and was a perfect addition to our team.  She has a smooth and aggressive style and is not afraid to go big.  Her positive energy and passion for the sport makes her a role model for the team.” Garrett Scahill

Anna Suszynski ripping

Read MoreNicknames: Anna Banana, Sushi

Age: 17

Years skiing: 10 years

Highlights: 2nd at JFT Crested Butte 2011, 5th at JFT Grand Targhee 2011, 5th overall JFT 2011, 4th JFT Grand Targhee 2012

Favorite Skier:  Henrik Windstedt

Favorite Run: Lover’s Leap with fun pow

What would you buy for $50?  concert tickets

What do you eat for breakfast?  coffee and Eggo waffles

What’s your gear? Rossginol skis, Full Tilt boots, Poc helmet, Smith goggles, Hestra gloves, Mammut jacket, Arcteryx pants

Other hobbies?  Soccer, swimming, music

Bad habits?  I can’t keep my car clean

Goals for 2012:  Podium on the tour and try something new on the mountain

Any Scars? scarred for life by the Vail Big Mountain team

Who do you want to high five?  Yao Ming… I’ll need a ladder

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