Bozeman Olympian Taking Year Off from Freestyle Moguls Skiing
If you’ve ever watched a freestyle moguls skiing event, you can’t help but be impressed by the athleticism of the competitors. Their legs pump like jackhammers and each third of the way down the course they fly off jumps and perform an aerial maneuver, like a layout backflip with a half twist.
So, it’s with a heavy heart that we Montanans can’t cheer on our own two-time Olympian, Heather McPhie of Bozeman, this competitive season. McPhie, now 30, decided to take a year off following last year’s season, which included a trip to the Sochi Winter Olympics. We’ll miss her competitive spirit and great acrobatics, but wish her well as she takes a year off to decide if retirement is right for her.
To read more about McPhie, click on this link in The Billings Gazette: http://bgz.tt/0m1jc
(Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor of the Billings Gazette)