Local woman earns spot on U.S. Winter Olympic Team

Schild is the first member of the Bristol Mountain Super Six to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team. (Photo: Bristol Mountain)

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WHAM) - A member of the Bristol Mountain Super Six is going to the Olympics.

Bristol Mountain has announced that 20-year-old Morgan Schild, a Pittsford native, earned two bronze medals in the FIS Visa International World Cup event on January 10 and January 11, earning her a spot on the 2018 U.S. Winter Olympic Team.

“This is a coaches dream come true," said John Kroetz, Bristol Mountain Freestyle Coach. "Morgan has worked very hard to get to this place and I’m thrilled for her."

Schild is the first member of the Bristol Mountain Super Six to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team.

The group started out on the Bristol Mountain Freestyle Team under the direction of Kroetz. Members of the group include Morgan Schild (moguls), Jon Lillis (aerials), Chris Lillis (aerials), Dylan Walczyk (moguls), Harrison Smith (aerials) and Patrick O’Flynn (aerials). All members of the group are currently members of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team.

Kroetz has been the Freestyle Coach for 17 years.

“Having six athletes on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team is an amazing accomplishment," states Drew Broderick, Marketing Director for Bristol Mountain. "Seeing Morgan added to the 2018 US Olympic Team must be the icing on the cake for Coach Kroetz."

Schild’s next competition is in Tremblant in less than two weeks.


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