Kris “Fuzz” Feddersen to be Inducted to U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
● By Grant Johnson
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Freestyle aerials champion Kris Feddersen and five other athletes and sport builders will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony to be held in Park City, UT Saturday, April 5. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame is located in Ishpeming, MI, the birthplace of the National Ski Association (now U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association) in 1905. The other 2013 honorees include big mountain skier Scot Schmidt, freestyle pioneer and world champion John Clendinin, 2006 Olympic moguls bronze medalist Toby Dawson, globally acclaimed ski film producer Joe Jay Jalbert and ski show pioneer Jerry Simon.
"Our 2013 Hall of Fame inductees represent an extraordinary cross section of athletes and sport builders who have contributed at the highest level of our sport. We’re proud to welcome them as honored members of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. We expect a large turnout for our April 5 induction in Park City as a part of Skiing History Week," said Bernie Weichsel, Co-Chairman of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
Kris “Fuzz” Feddersen has had a lifetime of impact on freestyle skiing, as an athlete, coach and business leader. In 14 years as an aerialist on the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, Kris Feddersen amassed 23 podiums and a pair of top five Olympic demonstration event finishes. As a coach, he played a key role in the gold medal sweep of U.S. aerialists at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano. As a co-founder of Flying Ace Productions, he has brought the excitement of action sports to tens of thousands worldwide.
Information on tickets for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony or Skiing History Week is available at: www.skihall.org/ParkCity.
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