Joel Hedrick Competitive Mogul Skier
United States Ski Team Athlete
Qualified for all North American World Cups
5th Place Japan World Cup, Tazawako
World Cup Finals Deer Valley WC
2nd Overall Single Moguls Australian New Zealand Cup
3rd overall on the Gran-Prix tour
5 North American Cup wins
3rd at JR. Worlds 2016
4th Place Junior World Cup Valmalenco, Italy 2014
Season Finish Rankings: 6th overall USA singles rank, 2nd Overall USA Dual Moguls rank
Winter Park, CO
21 years old
My name is Joel Hedrick and I am a competitive mogul skier on the United States Ski Team. I live in Park City Utah.
I've had a passion for skiing since I was two—my dad worked at Winter Park Resort during the winters so the family spent a lot of time on the mountain. As I learned the ropes, I found myself gravitating towards moguls over racing and Slopestyle , but dabbled in everything. I quickly advanced through the lessons I took and won my first award—a development competition—when I was 12. Over the next few years the upward trend continued (and still does.)
My 2016-17 season was my first season skiing in the World Cup Circuit, I qualified for all the North American stops and learned a lot about how everything works and what I need to do to get my self to the top. I was skiing very well at the top of my game in Val St. Cöme, Quebec when I fell the morning of the competition and was diagnosed with a concussion, I ended up sitting out one World Cup stop to heal up. Through all of this I learned so much about what it takes to be the best athlete on and off the course and I feel that moving toward this upcoming season I now know what I need to get to the highest level.
I spend my summers split between water ramping in Park City Utah at the Utah Olympic park and Skiing in British Columbia, Perisher Mountain Australia and Zermatt Switzerland training for the upcoming season.
Video Credit: The Mogul Skiing Academy
Australian Nationals: 2nd Place