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Ever heard from Bridger Gile???

post #1 of 20
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Ever heard of this kid???

BRIDGER GILE

DISCIPLINE: Ski racing, Pipe, and Big Mountain

Age: 6
Date of Birth October 15, 1999
Home Ski Area: Aspen, all four mountains
Home Born and raised in Aspen, ColoradoACCOMPLISHMENTS
Race
2006 Nastar National Champion – 5-6 year olds
2006 X-Games - Men's Ski Super Pipe Forerunner
2005 X-Games - Men's Ski Super Pipe Forerunner
2004 Nastar National Champion, Lowest handicap ever for 1-4 year old
2004 Champion - Vogue takes Aspen Ski Race -18 and underBIG MOUNTAIN
Named "Best Skier" by Aspen Magazine in annual Best of Aspen issueYoungest person to hike and ski Highland's Bowl (4 years, 5 months)

Youngest athlete on Team Aspen Snowmass by 10 years

Consistently skis double black diamond runs throughout Aspen-Snowmass


MEDIA APPEARANCES
2006 ESPN's X-Games
2005 ESPN's X-Games
2005 Higher Ground - Warren Miller Entertainment
2004 Impact - Warren Miller Entertainment
Canadian Television's Pontiac World of Skiing
National Nastar advertisement - featured with Daron Rahlves
Bridger is one of the most recognized and talked about skiers in Aspen. No one else his size can carve and link arc to arc turns. After skiing over 70 days each of the last 2 ski seasons, going to Kindergarten in 2005 is going to cut into Bridger's ski-bum lifestyle. Highlands Bowl is his favorite ski run because it is so steep.

What do you love about your sport? " I love the feeling and the world's best ski mountains are only a short bike ride from home"

What do you do when you're not on the snow?
IPlay soccer, golf, and hockey. I like to run races (3-5 miles) and hike up Aspen Mountain. I spend time on my trampoline whenever I can and practice what I have learned at gymnastics. I love my cats and dogs.


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Maybe it´s because I´m living far away in Europe, but I`ve never heard from him. When I found this article today, I´ve been really relly impressed:

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http://at.us.publicus.com/article/20...ORTS/103300045
post #2 of 20
I think Warren Miller has told us abut him 3 or 4 times now.
post #3 of 20
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Originally Posted by Takecontrol618 View Post
I think Warren Miller has told us abut him 3 or 4 times now.
well .. not us Europeans.. lol Never bought WM-Fims - just MSP
post #4 of 20
i have seen the kid ski! damn fun to watch
post #5 of 20
My kids have watched him in Impact and Higher Ground, and were impressed and maybe a little inspired. There are few things as cute as a six year old watching another six year old ski on TV and commenting on his technique.
post #6 of 20
this begs the question:

do child skiers end up like child actor's (i.e. broke, strung out on drugs, and burnt out from all the premature media attention)?
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
this begs the question:

do child skiers end up like child actor's (i.e. broke, strung out on drugs, and burnt out from all the premature media attention)?
The problem is, you need an adequate statistical data set to compare to the control. Right now, we have an N of 1.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
this begs the question:

do child skiers end up like child actor's (i.e. broke, strung out on drugs, and burnt out from all the premature media attention)?
Or other children atheletes...

Jennifer Capriati
Ty Tryon

Sometimes the flame burns too bright too soon. Capriati did come back in the later years but missed her prime. Bridgers parents seam pretty grounded and they have him surrounded by some pretty epic skiers. I am not sure what he will make of himself, but I think wil will be one awesome skier and they will never be able to take that away from him.
post #9 of 20
Actually, I find this sort of showcasing very, very depressing.

Just a personal reaction.
post #10 of 20
Seems to me Tiger Woods turned out alright. Peyton Manning seems to be pretty well adjusted, too.

Watching Bridger carve RR tracks behind Chris Davenport in Impact was great!
post #11 of 20
As long as he enjoys the sport and doesn't turn out like a tanner hall, Its all good. He is a great talent. It isn't like he's a household name or anything. I doubt his daily regime involves the press or fans. It would be great if he goes on to represent the US in the Olympics and inspire others.
post #12 of 20
Just watched Impact yesterday that little kids can ski and he was only 4 at the time. Now he is 6 is he doing backflips yet:P.
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
As long as he enjoys the sport and doesn't turn out like a tanner hall, Its all good.
what's so bad about t. hall? :
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Originally Posted by sno'more View Post
Actually, I find this sort of showcasing very, very depressing.

Just a personal reaction.
Why so?
post #15 of 20
The first time I saw Bridger he was skiing to lift 3 at Aspen with his mother. I thought he was a midget. No one that young could carve turns and ski at speed and be that young. When we got to the lift I said to him and his mother how well he skied. He looked up to me like (can't everyone ski like that.) I saw him before Warren Miller had him in the movies, and told my friends about him. The following year he won a bike in a ski race at Aspen. The ages for the race was up to 18 years old. Unless you see him ski you think, well he's good but how good can he be? Bridger is Great.
post #16 of 20
Those are some impressive facts about this 6 year old. I never got on snow near that young.
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what's so bad about t. hall? :

is there anything good about that spoiled brat?
post #18 of 20
If you met Bridger or his family you wouldn't be calling him a brat. If i'm not mistaken his mother is an instructor and his father is on the ski patrol. They are not rich but can give Bridger a true life experience.
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Originally Posted by RayCantu View Post
I saw him before Warren Miller had him in the movies, and told my friends about him. The following year he won a bike in a ski race at Aspen. The ages for the race was up to 18 years old.
WOW! :
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Originally Posted by RayCantu View Post
If you met Bridger or his family you wouldn't be calling him a brat. If i'm not mistaken his mother is an instructor and his father is on the ski patrol. They are not rich but can give Bridger a true life experience.
Ray, Finn was calling Tanner a brat, not Bridger. And I agree that Tanner is a lost cause.
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