With a father who was formerly a member of the Canadian Paralympic Ski Team, it should be no surprise that Lewis Irving is also making a name for himself on snow. In 2014-15 he finished first overall in the Nor-Am Cup standings for aerials. He made his World Cup debut that same season, competing in just one event, but his success led to him being named Freestyle Canada’s Male Rookie of the Year.
The next season he recorded a career-best World Cup result, placing fourth in Deer Valley in February 2016. That helped earn Irving FIS Aerials Rookie of the Year honours. He enjoyed another breakthrough at the 2017-18 World Cup season-opener in Secret Garden, China when he finished third for his first career World Cup podium.
A little more about Lewis
Getting into the Sport: Trained in both trampoline and alpine skiing before discovering aerials at the Centre Acrobatique Yves Laroche in Lac-Beauport, Quebec when he was 11… His first day there, he saw Steve Omischl do six twists and immediately knew he wanted to try that… Stayed with trampoline until he quit at age 14 and was recruited by an aerials coach who immediately brought him back to Lac-Beauport to train with national team athletes… Learned trampoline at a circus school which he represented in regional competitions… Outside Interests: Enjoys spending the off-season sitting around the pool and having BBQs… Odds and Ends: Teammates Olivier Rochon and Travis Gerrits are his role models…
Notable International Results
FIS World Junior Championships: 2015 – 8th; 2014 – 17th