James Pouch Squad: GB Park + Pipe Ski Squad Y.O.B: 2000 Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY Club: Waterville Valley Academy @jamespouch2 Career Highlights: 2nd - Aspen Freeskiing Open, Big Air, Aspen CO, 2019 1st - U.S. Nationals, Big Air, Copper Mountain CO, 2019 4th - Nor-Am Tour, Slopestyle, Waterville Valley NH, 2019 I was lucky enough to have a small mountain really close to home growing up, so most days after school my friends and I would go to West Mountain for a few hours. I loved it, and as I got better at skiing in the park especially, it only became more fun for me. Fast forward a few years, and I'm going to a full time ski school in New Hampshire having the time of my life while progressing at a great pace. Now here I am, doing the best I ever have in my sport, and loving it just as much as when it all started. I've always looked up to a skier name Bobby Brown. I used to see him in all of the ski movies and I absolutely loved what he was doing, I wanted to do it just like him. A little something you might not know about me is that I have a secret knack for the trampoline. It was always my favorite thing to do at school in New Hampshire, I used to play around on them for hours every day and still do whenever I get the chance. Trampoline is a close second to skiing on my favorite things to do list.