Since discovering halfpipe skiing when he was 14, Noah Bowman has become one of the athletes to watch. He finished fifth in the event’s Olympic debut at Sochi 2014 and matched that result at PyeongChang 2018. Bowman competed in his first World Cup in January 2009 and earned his first World Cup top-10 result in March 2011. He stepped onto his first World Cup podium in March 2012, winning silver at Mammoth.
The 2010 World Junior champion, Bowman was invited as an alternate to the 2012 Winter X Games in Aspen and when a spot opened he took full advantage, winning the silver medal in his rookie appearance thanks to a new trick, the switch alley-oop double 900. At both the 2013 Winter X Games in Aspen and Tignes, Bowman missed qualifying for the finals by one place.
He got back on the X Games podium with a bronze medal in Aspen in 2017. He followed up with a fifth-place finish at the PyeongChang 2018 test event at the Phoenix Snow Park. A crash in his first qualifying run almost took him out of the competition, but he pushed through the pain to advance to the final where he laid down two of his best runs of the season.
He went on to post a career-best sixth-place finish at the world championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain. Bowman recorded his fourth career World Cup podium in December 2017 when he finished second in Copper Mountain, Colorado. He earned his first World Cup victory in March 2018 in Tignes, France.
A little more about Noah
Outside Interests: Enjoys playing guitar, movies, books and music… Always travels with his guitar… During the off-season enjoys outdoor activities such as skateboarding and biking… Odds and Ends: Graduated from the National Sports School in 2010… Tries to have a steak the night before a competition… Greatest fear is spiders… Used to have an allergy to cold temperatures called Cold Urticaria…
|2014 Sochi||Skiing - Freestyle||Halfpipe - Men||5|
|2014 PyeongChang||Skiing - Freestyle||Halfpipe - Men||5|
Notable International Results
Olympic Winter Games: 2018 - 5th; 2014 – 5th
FIS World Championships: 2017 – 6th; 2013 – 10th; 2011 – 11th
Winter X Games: 2017 – BRONZE (Aspen); 2015 – 6th (Aspen); 2014 – 11th (Aspen); 2013 – 9th (Aspen), 9th (Tignes); 2012 – SILVER (Aspen), 5th (Tignes)