FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 13th, 2014
NICK GOEPPER FEATURE TO AIR TONIGHT ON NBC’S OLYMPIC PRIMETIME SHOW
Nick Goepper defies stereotype. He’s one of the world’s best freestyle skiers but he grew up in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, far from the alpine heights associated with his sport. His hometown ski slope had a puny 300 foot vertical drop. Though “commitment” may not be the first word associated with the freestyle world, in his early teens, Goepper pounded on doors doing odd jobs so he could buy his skis and ski pass. His industriousness led him to babysitting, deck painting, lawn mowing and even a little black market candy business.
When he wasn’t earning money, Goepper was working on his craft in a backyard slopestyle course. In the snow-free months, he sprayed down plastic sheets with water and dish soap so he could slide up to the PVC rail him and his father had built. And for those that don’t see the athleticism in slopestyle, they may just want to take a look at Goepper’s home videos. The kid was working on backflips off his couch, off of trees, off of just about anything he could find from the time he was 10. Winner of the past two XGames, Goepper’s leading a very strong US team.