Cassie Sharpe, with roots in Comox, has been invited to be an athlete on the Canadian National Halfpipe Ski team. Her appointment follows a very successful winter where she finished on the podium at all competitive events in 2014.
Recently, she attended the Winsport Gala held in Calgary where she was also awarded “Athlete of the Year.”
Sharpe had broken her ankle at a World Cup in Switzerland in February 2013 so it was particularly gratifying for her to do so well in her comeback season.
With the strong finish to the season and her combined scores of points in both slopestyle and halfpipe, she continued to improve her placement in the elusive AFP Global Ranking (Associated Freeski Professionals) and sits third in her category.
With her first goal of making the National Team under her belt she says, “I can focus my training and efforts on getting to the X Games and to the 2018 Winter Olympics.” Sharpe is currently living in Whistler and training with the National team.
Her podium finishes in 2014 include two firsts at Freestyle Ski Nationals, a first and second at the Snowcrown Ski and Snowboard Festival, firsts at Aspen/Snowmass Freekiing Open and Canadian Open Tour, second at Dew Tour AM Series, and thirds at AFP World Championships and U.S. Revolution Tour.