January 22, 2018

Blunck and Chodounsky Named to Olympic Team


On an exciting day in Crested Butte Olympic hopes for Pyeongchang, both halfpipe skier, Aaron Blunck, and slalom skier, David Chodounsky, were named to the Olympic Team.  

Above Photo credit: Nolan Blunck

After his 15th-place result at Kitzbuehel, Austria this weekend, David Chodounsky qualified for his second Olympics based on his World Cup Points. “There is another race coming up, so this is just a little confidence boost,” says Chodounsky. “The plan is to get some World Cup points, make sure I stay in the top 30, then I can go hammer.” This will be Daver’s second Olympics after Sochi 2014.


David Chodounsky at Kitzbuehel. Photo: Alexis Boichard – Getty Images/Agence Presse

Aaron Blunck was 3rd in Olympic qualifying going into last weekend’s US Grand Prix at Mammoth after his 3rd at Snowmass and 2nd at Breckenridge. He hurt his shoulder in practice with a separated AC joint, but he was able to take 6th place and stay ahead of Gus Kenworthy. Aaron was named as the coaches pick today.

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2. Will Dujardin
Will Dujardin is our content editor at West Elk Project. He competes in big mountain competitions and coaches the Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team. Skiing is his life and he likes to mix it with other fun things like DH mountain biking and traveling.