Two New England women will be a part of Olympics history at the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia by competing in the first skiing slopestyle and halfpipe events.
Devin Logan hails from Mount Snow, Vt., and qualified for the slopestyle event by winning the Dew Tour this past December. Annalise Drew, from Andover, will be launching into the halfpipe in Sochi. This is the first time these two events have been in the Olympics for skiers.
Here's the audio of my Radio BDC interview with Drew:
The East Coast has long been seen as having some of the best parks and pipes in North America because of its sophisticated grooming and snowmaking.
Drew is the first woman to throw a "1260" in the halfpipe in competition, which she did last year at the 2013 X Games. Her qualification to Sochi came this year through her consistent top finishes in qualifying events. She currently lives and trains in Vail Colorado.
Logan, who recently finished first at the Dew Tour and fifth at the X Games, believes her East Coast roots as a key to her success.
"Mount Snow provided me with the perfect launching pad for my career," Logan said. "In Sochi, I'll be ready for all conditions."
Listen to my RadioBDC interview with Logan below: