This article was originally published by the Aspen Daily News.
Cassidy Jarrell of Aspen will ski in the men’s halfpipe event in Crans Montana, Switzerland, when the FIS Freeskiing Junior World Championships open Saturday.
Jarrell, 17, a member of the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, on Thursday was named as a member of the U.S. Junior World Championships Team.
The entire men’s halfpipe team is from Colorado and includes: Dylan Ladd of Lakewood, Sammy Schulling from Steamboat and 16-year-old Jaxin Hoerter from Breckenridge, according to a release from USSA.
The halfpipe finals are Sunday.
The women’s halfpipe team includes Svea Irving of Winter Park, Brynn Wedlake of Avon, Hanna Blackwell from Hailey, Idaho, and Nikita Rubocki from Boise.
The World Junior Slopestyle and Skicross finals will be held April 6 in Valmalenco, Italy.
“U.S. Freeskiing will send a strong team of athletes to compete at the 2017 FIS Junior World Championships,” according to a statement from the team on Thursday.
Jarrell is a junior at Aspen High School.