David was born in Minnesota in 1984 and began his skiing career on the small but famous slopes of Buck Hill. When he was 10 years old, his family moved west to the Rockies, growing up in Crested Butte, Colorado and attending the Crested Butte Academy through high school.
After falling short on making the US Ski Team after high school, David decided to continue his education and enroll in Dartmouth College where he made a giant breakthrough in his skiing career with the Dartmouth Ski Team. He became the NCAA Slalom Champion as a freshman in 2005 and helped the Big Green become the overall NCAA Champions as captain of the ski team in 2007. He graduated in 2008 with a double major in Engineering and Earth Sciences and turned his attention to ski racing at the highest level.
Working his way up the ranks for the last 8 years, David has become the #1 slalom skier in the US! He’s currently 14th in the world in the slalom after a great 2015/16 season, which included a career best 4th place finish in the Val d’Isere World Cup slalom. He topped off the 2015/16 season with a slalom win at the 2016 US Alpine National Championships in Sun Valley, ID, his 5th national title.
He has worked hard the past few years to establish himself in the giant slalom standings as well. Last year, he posted a career best finish at the Beaver Creek World Cup GS, coming from a starting position of 66 to finish in 16th place! With David moving up the ranks now in two disciplines, he has his sights set on the podium for the 2016/17 season and beyond.
He is excited to be working with Briko, the helmet he grew up skiing with in his youth. Briko gives me “a wonderful fit and excellent protection in a helmet and goggle setup that look great”, so all
“I have to worry about is skiing fast when it matters!”