U.S. Ski & Snowboard recently named Ryan Wyble as the U.S. Freeski Team national development coach for slopestyle and big air. Wyble joins the team with 10 years of coaching experience with some of the nation’s top clubs including Park City Ski & Snowboard, Team Park City United, and Axis Freeride.
“The team is so fortunate to have Ryan as the coach leading our rookie slopestyle team,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Head Freeski and Snowboard Coach Mike Jankowski. “This crew has tons of momentum with Mac Forehand (Winhall, Vt.) winning the FIS World Cup overall title last season as a rookie. The rookie athletes are all currently working on adding super high-level tricks to their game, and it’s key to have someone with Ryan’s passion and experience leading that charge.”
Wyble was recently honored by U.S. Ski & Snowboard as the 2018-19 Development Coach of the Year, so it’s only natural Wyble continues his work with the next generation of freeskiers as a member of the U.S. National Team staff. Wyble’s skill set will complement the talented roster of U.S. coaches, and he has already seamlessly integrated into the program throughout the Timberline summer training camp recently held at Mt. Hood, Ore.
“Ryan brings a wealth of on hill expertise combined with an extraordinary moral character,” said U.S. Freeski Slopestyle/Big Air Pro Team Coach Dave Euler. “The rookies are an amazing group of athletes and I can’t wait to see what they can accomplish on and off the hill under Ryan’s lead. I could not be happier to have him joining the team.”
This past season Wyble had six athletes named to the U.S. FIS Junior World Championship Team. In addition, he was a former competitor in slopestyle and also was a featured athlete in 4bi9 Media Ski Films from 2007 to 2012.
Wyble’s role will focus on working year-round with the rookie team athletes to help them reach their potential in hopes that they eventually graduate to the pro team level. He will also work with ski clubs across the country to identify and develop young talent at the club level, in addition to creating transparency with the next generation of athletes as it relates to the athlete development pipeline, and how each individual can eventually progress all the way to the U.S. National Team.