Roz (Rosalind) Groenewoud, LEAP

Rosalind started skiing when she was 3 years old. She had to temporarily give up the sport when her family moved to Quito, Ecuador. When her family returned to Canada in 2002, she joined a recreational freestyle skiing program and relearned how to ski at age 13.

Roz G, as she’s known in the action sports world, took over from her late hero and role model Sarah Burke as a world leader in women’s halfpipe. She finished 7th in the Olympic debut of ski halfpipe at Sochi 2014. After making her Winter X Games debut in 2008, Groenewoud made a gradual move up the ranks, finishing third in both 2010 and 2011. Less than two weeks after that second bronze medal, she claimed gold at the 2011 FIS World Championships.

Notable results:

  • FIS World Championships: 2013 – 12th;
  • Athlete Ambassador for ‘Right to Play’ and made a trip to Rwanda in 2011. 2011 – GOLD;
  • 2009 – 11th Winter X Games: 2014 – SILVER (Aspen);
  • 2013 – SILVER (Aspen), 4th (Tignes);
  • 2012 – GOLD (Aspen), GOLD (Tignes);
  • 2011 – BRONZE (Aspen), 5th (Tignes);
  • 2010 – BRONZE (Aspen), SILVER (Tignes); 2009 – 4th (Aspen);
  • 2008 – 10th (Aspen)

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