Featured Champions

Ross Tester

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How was the FWQ season for you this year?
"The FWQ season was a hoot per usual, it's always a fun time with all the shredders that compete in them. It was a bummer to have the season cut short, it would have been interesting to see how rankings and everything would have turned out. Either way, I'm stoked to be on the tour after dreaming about it for most of my life. A few friends and I started a club at University of Utah where we go to school to hopefully increase participation and bring awareness to the sport. We had a fun season and accomplished our goals but are stoked to keep growing in the coming seasons."

What are you up to this summer preparing for FWT?
"This summer I'll be working, going to school and training every day to prepare for the FWT. A Woodward training facility was put in 20 minutes from my house in Salt Lake City so I'll more than likely be spending a lot of time on the trampolines and roller skis getting my air awareness ready there. I also really like mountain biking as cross-training and want to get back into racing this summer. I've set a goal to run a marathon by the fall."

Anyone you look up to or inspires you? Anyone you look forward to competing with on FWT?
"I'm inspired by pretty much all the riders on the tour and respect and appreciate all the different views people have of the mountain. I always love to watch riders including, but not limited to, Sam SmoothyCandide ThovexMarkus EderReine BarkeredDrew TabkeHank BilousCraig Murray, and Isaac Freeland. It's going to be crazy to compete against some of them. I'm also stoked to compete with my buddies from The IFSA Junior Tour and the FWQ Tour back in the United States and Canada. A lot of us have known each other for a long time and its sick to see them make it to this level and share this experience."

2023 IFSA North American Qualifiers

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