Bristol Mountain will be represented by two former athletes at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China.
Dylan Walczyk, 28, who skied on Bristol Mountain’s freestyle team as a young boy, will compete in the men’s mogul finals Saturday morning.
Here are three things to know about the Rochester-area native.
Dylan Walczyk will compete in men’s mogul finals
Walczyk has already qualified for the men’s mogul final.
His 75.86 score in Thursday’s qualifying round gave him the 10th and final qualifying spot for the final.
The men’s mogul final will air at 6:30 a.m. Saturday.
Born in Bristol
Walczyk currently lives in Colorado, but was born in Bristol, Ontario County.
He was 8-years-old when he joined the Bristol Mountain Freestyle team as a mogul skier. He was 11 when he began beating kids much older than him, and moved to Colorado when he was 14 to focus on his training.
Walczyk has a decorated career
In 2013, Walczyk won his first World Cup medal when he earned bronze.
Walczyk had hopes of Olympic appearances since then, making major strides with multiple World Cup medals and four world championship appearances. He’s also the only athlete to win the FIS NorAm Tour three times.
In 2020, Walczyk was the highest-ranked US mogul skier, and eighth in the world.