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Tom Wallisch United States

Age:
25
Home Mountain:
Park City
Sport:
Freeski
Event:
Slopestyle

Bio

One of GoPro’s first official athletes and the web’s first viral sensations, Tom Wallisch rose to fame by sharing his own edits through social media. Safe to say the word’s out now. Since then he’s taken Gold medals at both US and Euro X Games, several Dew Cups and just about everything else under the sun. In 2012, the Association of Freeskiing Professionals awarded him Men’s Slopestyle World Champion and ESPN named him “Athlete of the Year.” But who is this masked wonder, really? When it comes to flawless style, video game characters have faired worse. Should you wish to see cities destroyed, check out The Wallisch Project at your friendly neighborhood iTunes. (Seven minutes of straight carnage, and this with Sochi in the back of his mind.) Work week weighing you down? Wednesdays with Wallisch is available without a prescription at Scott Sports. For his considerable efforts, Powder Magazine expects Tom to bring home top honors as the 2013 Male Skier of the Year, and it would be hard to disagree. Good thing we got our money in early. Tom’s proven himself as a man who can make change.

Favorite Event to Watch in Sochi:

Definitely pumped to watch the snowboarders. Probably some hockey, aerials and curling.

Favorite Music:

I love listening to up beat hip-hop. Music that keeps me pumped up while I'm out shredding.

Other Hobbies:

Whatever is outdoors and active. I really like being out on my boat in the summer: wakeboarding, wake surfing, and water skiing. Mountain biking, skateboarding and hiking too.

Favorite GoPro Mount for Training:

The Helmet Mount, so I can capture sick POV shots. It's always awesome to come inside after a good day and watch how it all went.

Career Highlights

2012 1st Place: Winter X Games | Aspen, CO
1st Place: Winter Dew Tour | Killington, VT
"ESPN´S Athlete of the Year"
2011 1st Place: Dew Tour | Breckenridge, CO
2010 1st Place: Winter X Games | Tignes, France
1st Place: Dew Tour | Snow Basin, CO
1st Place: Dew Tour | Northstar, CA
1st Place: Winter Games | Wanaka, New Zealand
2009 1st Place: Dumont Cup
1st Place: Dew Tour | Northstar, CA
1st Place: AFP Year-end standing

Tom Wallisch on Instagram