Male Female Jumper of the Year
When you watch Freddy Krueger jump, what stands out is the incredible lift he gets off the ramp. While he admits that this is his greatest asset, he also says that it all begins with his setup into and through his turn toward the ramp. If he gets that right, the lift goes well — end of story. Also chosen last year for this award because of his incredible 2010–2011 season, he had a mountain to climb to become a repeat winner. And at 37, when most athletes have long since begun their decline, Krueger’s game holds steady and even improves. This past year, he won the Katy Ski Jam, the Pan American Championships, the Moomba Masters night-jump event, the Mandurah World Cup and the Malibu Open. Putting ego aside, Krueger attributes his success to the strength of his competition. Skiing against other talented jumpers, including the young crop of jumpers coming up now, has helped him focus and fine-tune his technique.