Six Bristol Mountain Freestyle Team members will compete this winter on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team — formerly the U.S. Ski Team. Today, one of the team members is to receive special recognition on behalf of the team of local athletes known as the “Bristol Mountain Super Six.”
Pittsford native Morgan Schild, 20, a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Freestyle Mogul World Cup Gold Medalist, is to accept the recognition from state Sen. Rich Funke, R-Fairport, at a press conference, Bristol Mountain announced. Funke plans to present Schild with a proclamation acknowledging the accomplishments of all six athletes at 2 p.m. at The Studios at Jay Advertising, 170 Linden Oaks Drive, Rochester.
“It is believed that no other home ski mountain in the United States has this number of athletes represented on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team, let alone all competing in the same discipline, which for these six athletes is the Freestyle Team,” stated Bristol Mountain.
The “Bristol Mountain Super Six” grew up skiing at Bristol Mountain in South Bristol, where they later joined the Bristol Mountain Freestyle Team and competed under the direction of Coach John Kroetz, 2015 USSA Domestic Coach of the Year.