Sophia Schwartz was born in Telluride, CO and started skiing at the age of two. She joined the freestyle program to chase after her older sister. Sophia competed in all the freestyle events: moguls, big air, halfpipe and aerials. She eventually focused on moguls and made the US Ski Team in 2013. In 2018, Sophia decided to make the switch to big mountain skiing and spent the season competing on the FWQ where she earn podiums in 3/4 events. She spent April filming in Alaska and plans to continue to film and compete this winter. Sophia specializes in trampoline training and will be joining the team at Axis Gymnastics.
Notable Competition Results:
2007 - 2nd US Nationals Halfpipe USSA
2013 - US National Champion Dual Moguls
2014 - 8th Place World Cup Ranking Freestyle Moguls
2015 - World Championship Team
2018 - FWQ 2nd Place Kirkwood 4*
Sport Specific Background:
USSA Aerial 200
US Freestyle Ski Team Mogul Athlete 2013-2016
IFSA Athlete Advisor Board Member
Coach at Freestyle America Trampoline and On-Snow Camps
BA- Neuroscience, Dartmouth College
I love coaching because it is fun to see how the athletes grow through out the year, both as a competitor and a person. I’m a big believer in teamwork and progressing together. My coaching mentality is focused on safety, skill development, and mental toughness training. I try to put the “Fun” in fundamentals since they are the key to unlocking higher level skills and progress come from incremental improvements over time.