Weight: 175 lbs
Birthplace: White Salmon, Wash.
School: Westminster College
Club: Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
- Two NorAm wins in 2008
- Five NorAm podiums in 2007 (Three wins)
- 2007: Back-to-back wins at Le Relais, QUE, NorAm
- 2nd in PSL at 2007 U.S. Championship
Vic Wild says a good alpine race should be tight head-to-head racing that shows, consistency, power, and finesse - that's why he's one of the hottest up-and-coming speed riders out there, but confesses to be "pretty good" at baseball and football too.
While his 2008 season was solid, Wild had to shift gears in 2009 as an injury kept him away from the slopes and in physical rehab. Luckily, though, the rehab season paid off as Wild pulled in a career best result in the 2010 season opener, finishing eighth place to lead the U.S.
during a parallel slalom in the Netherlands. Look for Wild to keep the pace.
Wild became interested in snow sports thanks to famous skier and hero Herman Maier, but it was snowboarding that won. So, he began rocking a Burton Cruise 135 at age 7 at Mt. Hood Meadows.
A big fan of night races at Steamboat's Howelsen Hill - the snow is usually perfect and their are a lot of people watching. The youngest in a family of interesting folks - mom, Carol Wild, is an artist and art teacher; dad, Terry, is retired and now focuses on windsurfing, and brother, Mike, is an arena football player and firefighter. Favorite meal comes from the Azteca in Steamboat Springs, Colo., or the Big River Diner in
Bingen, Wash. Music: anything from Bad Religion, Pantera or Iron Maiden.