David Wise

b. 6/30/1990; Halfpipe – David was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, an easy commute to the ski slopes at Lake Tahoe. He started skiing competitively in the alpine events, but his love of catching big air led him to join the Alpine Meadows Freestyle Team at age 11, where he remained until his coach, Clay, died.

Before graduating from Wooster High School in 2008, he already had three Halfpipe National Championships under his belt; then went on to cement this run in 2009. Sidelined by a knee injury in 2010,  David battled back in the 2011 season, again winning another National Championship and winding up 4th in the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) standings.

With an amazing “air sense,” his ultra-fluid style also demonstrates technicality and amplitude, which earned him a gold at the 2012 X Games in Aspen, CO and another at the final Dew Tour stop at Snowbasin, UT, as well as a bronze at the Euro X Games in Tignes, France.

In 2012 David was the first skier to land back-to-back double corks in the halfpipe. In April 2011, ski halfpipe was accepted as a medal sport for the 2014 Winter Olympics, and David was one of five men to be invited to join the new U.S. Freeskiing Team.

During the off-season, David can be found catching air on his mountain bike or training on the trampoline at For Max Results in Reno, where strength training is also a big part of his program. David is married to Alexandra, and together they have a daughter, Nayeli. The young couple also runs the youth program at their family church.