Scotty Bahrke

b. 7/19/1985; Aerials – Growing up at Lake Tahoe, Scotty started skiing early on and competed in all freestyle disciplines while on the Alpine Meadows Freestyle Team. It probably was not easy having a moguls superstar for a sister, but when Scotty started concentrating in aerials, it did not take long to break out on his own.

scotty victoryNow on the U.S. Ski Team for eight years, he has garnered some important accomplishments along the way. In his debut year on the World Cup circuit in 2005, Scotty was named aerialist Rookie of the Year and has since been a World Cup top-10 finisher on nine occasions. His first podium was in Calgary, Canada in 2007, with his first gold coming in Kreischberg, Austria in 2012. He already has one Olympics under his belt.

Just as the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics began, Scotty received a last minute call to compete at the Winter Games, after his teammate and best friend, Dylan Ferguson, suffered complications of an appendectomy surgery.

In 2014, Scotty hopes to bring his spontaneity, sense of hilarity and passion for aerials to Sochi, Russia, where he wants to execute “The Hurricane” (three flips and five twists) in honor of his dear friend and teammate Jeret “Speedy” Peterson, who passed away in July 2011.

Ever the original, Scotty has recently taken up ballet lessons for cross-training/strengthening purposes.