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Wiley C maple

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Wiley's Story

I grew up in Aspen, Colorado and started ski racing for the Aspen Valley Ski/ Snowboard Club. I was named to the US Ski Team in 2008, the year I graduated Aspen High School.
06-2007: I won the Overall Junior National Champion title 
07-2008: I won the Surefoot Rocky Mountain Trophy Series Overall Downhill Championship, named to the US World Junior Championship team  At age 17, I was the youngest athlete on the US team.
08-2009: In my first season on the US Ski Team, I was the fastest US junior (under 20) Downhill athlete. Named to the US World Junior Championship Team. I won the first Downhill training run and placed 6th in the race, the top US finish.
09-2010: I continued on the US Ski Team’s D Team, but struggled through a rough season of injuries. For the 3rd time, I was named to the US World Junior Team. I was the fastest US athlete in both speed events held in Chamonix with a 9th in Downhill and 14th in Super G.
10-2011: After a rough 2010 season, I missed 2011 US Ski Team Criteria, but was invited to train and travel full time with the US Ski Team’s Europa Cup Team. I 
won the first North American (NorAm) Downhill race of the season. The win earned me my first World Cup start in Wengen. I raced the final NorAm downhills of the season where I won again to lock up the NorAm Downhill Title. I went on to

race World Cups in Chamonix and Kvitjfell. Winning in Aspen secured a spot for me on the US Ski Team’s B team and World Cup Downhill team for the 11-2012 season.
11-2012: I spent the entire ski season racing the World Cup Speed Circuit worldwide. I raced every World Cup downhill this season and narrowly missed the top 30 on countless occasions. I scored my first World Cup points in Val Gardena starting 61st in a SG and finishing 29th . 
It was an unbelievable experience racing all the oldest tracks in the world from Kitzbuhel to Wengen and everything in-between, I can't wait to see what I can do this year now that I have a little course knowledge.
12-2013: After a hard pre season returning from injury I won my first Europa-cup Downhill in Val d’Isere becoming one of only a few Americans to win in a Europa-cup event. I also competed on the World Cup Circuit through-out the season.
13-2014: Unfortunately I blew my knee in November so I took a full load of classes at Westminster College.
14-2015: I entered the season strong, moving from 61st to finish 22nd, a career best finish in the season's first World Cup. I headed to Beaver Creek confidence high, but unfortunately dislocated my elbow on a recovery run the night before taking my out of competition for over a month.
After a couple weeks attempting to get back up to speed I had another career best in Saalbach finishing in 17th . I finished the World Cup season in 47th . To close the season I won the US National Downhill title in Sugarloaf.
15-2016: After a rough summer with no training due to a back and knee surgery- I was able to salvage the season with 3 top 30 finishes in Kitzbhule, Garmisch and Pyong Chang. Following the conclusion of the WC season I was able to defend my National DH title on home soil. Racing the 2017 World Cup Finals track in Aspen I am looking forward to a new season with no injuries to hold me back and I am excited to see what I can accomplish.
16-2017: Maintained a 3.9 GPA at Westminster College while rehabbing in Park City Utah in hopes of returning to competition in the Olympic year.
17-2018: I skied my way onto the US Olympic Team in Korea. Self-funded I scored World Cup Points in Bormio 24th and Kitzbuhel 22nd and 29th
18-2019: I scored World Cup points in Val Gardena, Italy 28 th place.

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