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Height
6-4
Weight
215
 

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Born and bred in Utah, downhiller Steven Nyman was skiing at two (Dad ran the ski school at Sundance) and was a discretionary pick to the 2002 Junior Worlds squad, where he landed two medals, including a slalom gold. Coaches were so impressed they entered him in a World Cup slalom six days later and he finished 15th. Needless to say, his 6’4” frame is more suited for speed events – a pair of World Cup downhill wins proves it.

The one thing that is consistent about World Cup skiing is that it’s not consistent. Nyman knows that best of all. After an incredibly successful 2013 season, 2014 shaped up to be mediocre results-wise. But he took a lot of positives out of the season as well, namely fast skiing in Beaver Creek (home of the 2015 World Championships) and another Olympic start. The Olympic start wasn’t a gift. After being named to the U.S. team by coaches’ discretion, Nyman then had to fight for a downhill start by skiing fast in the training runs, which he did.

After the World Cup season, it was all about getting his points down to better his start position for 2015. That plan included a trip to the Canadian championships and skiing FIS races well into April.

STEVEN SAYS
In the Olympic race, I really wanted to push the line on top. That’s where Bode has set himself apart from everybody else, because of his ability to push the line and just stick to it. I’m psyched I was able to get the start, but didn’t execute the way I wanted to or the way I know I’m capable of. I guess that’s what is great about the end of the season, it allows you to go look back at everything and evaluate what you need to do to be better prepared for the next one.

FIRST TRACKS
Nyman was skiing at two and racing at eight for Sundance (while mowing Robert Redford's lawn in the summer), not far from his home and where Dad was the ski school chief. He shifted to Coach Rob Clayton's stellar Park City program for Winter ’99. He landed a few World Juniors medals and jumped immediately to the U.S. Ski Team.

OFF THE SNOW
Nyman is the man behind the www.fantasyskiracer.com mask. Think fantasy baseball for alpine skiing and you'll dig this site. Nyman is into adventure, especially with his pro freeskier brother Blake. Whether it's making powder turns at Sundance or kicking back in Hawaii, Nyman is usually keeping his fans up-to-speed on every social platform imaginable. Follow along.

 

Highlights

OLYMPICS (top 30)
Teams: 2014, 2010, 2006
19th, DH, Torino, ITA, 2006
20th, DH, Vancouver, CAN, 2010
27th, DH, Sochi, RUS, 2014
29th, Combined, Torino, ITA, 2006

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (top 25)
Teams: 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007
9th, SC, Are, SWE, 2007
12th, SG, Are, SWE, 2007
13th, DH, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER, 2011
21st, DH, Are, SWE, 2007
25th, DH, Schladming, AUT, 2013

WORLD CUP
Victories at the Saslong Classic DH (Val Gardena, ITA, 2006 and 2012)
Two career podiums at Birds of Prey DH (Beaver Creek, CO, 2007-2008)
Ranked 10th in 2007 DH standings

U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS TITLES
2005, DH, Mammoth Mountain, CA
2003, DH, Whiteface, NY

OTHER
2004 Europa Cup downhill win, NorAm super G wins
2002 Junior Worlds slalom champion, sliver in combined