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2018 Mayor of Freeride Elections

It's that time of year again...the time to nominate our 2018 IFSA Junior Mayor of Freeride!

Every year the IFSA community takes a moment to nominate someone who embodies the spirit of Freeride. The Mayor of Freeride award is a special honor dedicated to one of the heroes of our sport, skiing legend and Head Judge of the Freeskiing World Tour, Jim Jack.

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The Mayor of Freeride is an elected official who embodies the spirit of Jim Jack and truly shines with the spirit of Freeride. As chosen by you, our freeride community.

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Voting will CLOSE Thursday, April 12 @ 10:00 PM MST

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The 2017 Jim Jack Mayor of Freeride was skier, Mia Winans! Looking back at Mia's amazing time as an IFSA Junior, we are struck by what a charismatic, kind, and humble athelte Mia has become.

The IFSA Freeride community at large nominated Mia, thanks to her:

  • Endless passion for freeskiing and her fellow athletes
  • Radiant personality that celebrates life on and off the snow
  • Contagious attitude of good vibes and sportsmanship

A word from Mia:

"I've always been infatuated with different art forms, but I was never any good at painting and I couldn't strum a guitar. Freeride skiing allows me to use my creativity and make something out of the skills I do have. 

After six years of competing in the IFSA Junior Series, I have developed such a deep love for the sport and all of the obstacles, laughs, and people that come with it. When I heard my name being called for the Mayor of Freeride, I got goosebumps! I've worked very hard to progress the sport for women and support all the skiers out there. Being recognized for this is an amazing feeling! Thanks to everyone that made this happen. I've got so much love for the freeride community that has made me who I am."
----Mia Winans

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A word from Mia's coach:

"Mia came to SquawFree at age 8 with the all the qualities of a champion. She has a competitive hunger that has her always pushing her limits and progressing herself both as a skier and a person. She carries herself in the same way off the snow. Balancing her focused competitive edge with her fun-loving zeal and passion for the sport, she is highly regarded by her peers and is a perfect choice for the Mayor of Freeride."
----Jason Dobbs, Head Coach of SquawFree 

COMMEMORATING MAYORS of the PAST

Since 2013, The IFSA has recognized one stand out individual who perfectly exemplifies the spirit of Freeride. This is to honor the legend of IFSA Head Judge and President, Jim Jack, who was lost to us in a tragic avalanche in the Tunnel Creek area of Steven's Pass, Washington. To honor Jim Jack's legacy and enormous contribution to Freeride, the community submits votes each year to elect a Mayor of Freeride. This is a special IFSA tradition to honor the things we love most about freeride.|

2016: XANDER GULDMAN
2015: BRENDEN KELLY & RYAN TAGAWA
2014: PATRICK HUGHES
2013: SAM CASPER

 

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