NBC covered Full Tilt Boots citing the advantages of our original 3-piece shell design and function. With over 30 athletes wearing the boot, a silver medal in men’s moguls and a sweep of the men’s and women’s aerials podiums the boot that has proven it’s advantages time and time again didn’t disappoint in Vancouver.
US Aerialist and Full Tilt skier Jana Lindsey is heading to the 2010 Winter Olympics with plenty of support, most of which is coming from her home state of South Dakota. In her second Olympic appearance Jana is one of the more experienced members of the talented US Aerial team. Check out the article below from The Rapid City Journal that focuses on Lindsey.
Joe Kavanaugh Journal correspondent rapidcityjournal.com | Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 3:00 pm |
The Rapid City Central graduate and Black Hawk native earned a spot on the USA Freestyle Ski Team, as she did in Torino, Italy in 2006, and will once again represent her country in a freestyle aerial Winter Olympics event, this time in Vancouver, Canada.
And even though her performance at the World Cup event in Lake Placid, N.Y., this past weekend virtually assured her a spot on the team, Lindsey was nonetheless relieved to hear her name called as one of the 18 athletes selected for the team Tuesday by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
“I pretty much knew before the announcement,” the 25-year-old Lindsey said. “But it was nice to make it official. That’s been my goal the past four years to make the team and have another chance to compete in an Olympic games and have an opportunity to win a medal. So, yes, it’s very satisfying to make it back again.”
Lindsey was also pleased that four spots of the available 18 spots on the USA Freestyle Team were awarded to the women’s aerial team. The 18-person squad will represent the U.S. in three separate men’s and women’s disciplines: mogul, aerial and a new event inski cross, debuting at the Vancouver Winter Games.
Joining Lindsey on the women’s aerial team are Lacy Schnoor, Emily Cook and Ashley Caldwell.
“This is the first time in awhile that we have had four women qualify for the Olympic team in aerials so that shows some confidence in us,” Lindsey said. “And while none of us are doing triples as a couple of our competitors are now doing, Lacy and Emily and I are all doing triple twisting doubles in two different jumps and Ashley has one triple twisting double so we think we have a really strong team going to Vancouver and we are excited about that.”
The team will begin final Olympic preparations at the team headquarters in Park City, Utah before flying to Vancouver for the opening ceremonies Feb. 12. The aerial qualifying jumps take place on Feb. 20 with the finals on Feb. 24.
Lindsey knows it will take her best effort to bring home a medal.
“I will need to perform four of my very best jumps,” Lindsey said. “The competition will be very tough with the Chinese and the Australians and my own teammates, but if I do my very best and what I know I’m capable of doing, there is no reason why I can’t be on the podium.”