We are pleased to announce George Rodney as our last “The Unofficial Pick” for this season and the overall IFSA Junior Series champ!
Athlete Name: George Williamson Rodney
Freeride Program & Head Coach: Team Summit; Coaches – Ryan Van Nuys, Jason Anthony, Chris Carson
“George is hands down the most fearless athlete I have ever seen. As he matures as a skier, look for him to figure out the balance between pushing himself, and realizing what is actually possible. Although many people call him the “Man Child” he is actually one of the most caring athletes with the younger team members. He is never afraid to befriend a younger athlete and show them the ropes. He is constantly goofing around and making everyone around him smile.” Ryan Van Nuys
Years skiing: 15
Highlights: 2012- Overall IFSA Junior Series Champ and Overall JFT Champ, 4th at Daron Rahlves Banzai Tour Kirkwood, Winner of Pop Chips Big Air Award, 1st Red Mountain, 2nd JFT Crystal, 3rd JFT Squaw Valley, 3rd JFT Snowbird. 2011- 1st Red Mountain, 1st JFT Crystal Mountain
Favorite Skier: Seth Morrison, Sage Cattabriga Alosa, Tanner Hall, Candide Thovex, CR Johnson
Favorite Run: whatever run I just did that’s new to me… and I was scared to do it
What would you buy for $50? Gas to get me somewhere to ski
What’s your breakfast? Big cliffs, cereal, and bacon
What’s your gear? Volkl, Marker, Dalbello, Obermeyer, Smith, and The House of Marley
Any scars? I have lots but new from this season – left knee cap scar after landing an air and my left eye from kneeing myself. Oh and a little scar on my lip from hitting my face on a rock opening day – whoops!
Goals for 2013: Win a FWT event, win a Banzai event, and make an appearance in a TGR, PBP, MSP, or Level1 movie
Other hobbies? Yoga and mountain biking
Who do you want to high five? I really want to high ifve the High Fives Foundation