Saturday, June 1, 2013

Patrick Deneen

FIS Freestyle Mogul World Champion Patrick Deneen has been training at The Basin for the last week.  He and his coaches have built a jump site in Fun Bowl.  Patrick was a 2010 Olympian and is a strong contender for honors in Sochi in 2014.  My kids, both former mogul skiers, first met Patrick at a youngsters' ski camp at Mt. Hood many years ago .   Since then I have had the pleasure of watching Patrick ski and compete in many events ranging from Junior Nationals to the Olympics in Vancouver.

A-Basin has a strong relationship with the US Freestyle Ski Team.  Many of their athletes have trained here, especially in the fall and spring.  Over the years you may have noticed some of the country's most prominent mogul skiers booting up in the A-Frame and jumping and skiing out on the hill.  I have fond memories of watching Jonny Moseley, Jeremy Bloom, Hannah Kearney, Toby Dawson, Heather McPhie and other great US Ski Team members working hard and training at The Basin.

We wish Patrick and the entire US Freestyle Team luck in their journey to Sochi.




5 comments:

Anonymous said...

where is fun bowl?

Anonymous said...

where is fun bowl?

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

It is the mini bowl between Norway and West Wall.

Pat Deneen said...

Alan

Thank you and A-Basin for not only the help that you have given Patrick this past week but for the years of support that you and A-Basin have given him. A-Basin is where we start training in the fall and end the year training in the spring. A little history for the blog readers … Our kids met at a mogul camp about 15 years ago and our families have been friends ever since and it has been great watching them grow up over the years. We put together a little video of Patrick training this past week at A-Basin and uploaded it to youtube…. Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2o_YOWqj7E

Alan thanks for your help and we will see you in the spring.

Pat Deneen Sr.

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Thanks for the kind thoughts Pat. The video clip is fantastic. Great to hear from you. Take care. Alan