6\' 4\" 194cm
215 lbs 97k
World Junior Champion Slalom 2002
World Junior Silver Medalist Combined 2002
2x National Downhill Champion 2004, 2005
2x Olympian (2006 Torino, 2010 Vancouver)
World Cup Champion 2012 Val Gardena Downhill
World Cup Champion 2006 Val Gardena Downhill
World Cup 2nd Place 2007 Beaver Creek Downhill
World Cup 3rd Place 2006 Beaver Creek Downhill
Born and bred in Utah, Steven Nyman was skiing at 2, his Mom taught him how to ski while his Dad ran the ski school at Sundance Mountain Resort. Steven and his three brother chased each other all over the mountains teaching and pushing each other to different skiing heights. His younger brother Blake migrated more toward the freeskiing scene gaining several segments in films and magazines around the globe, Michael his older brother became a ski patroller for several years, while Sam, the youngest, enjoys his time skiing for fun.
Steven stuck to racing and dreamt of skiing in the Olympics and winning on the World Cup level. While racing for the Park City Ski Team he became a discretionary pick to the 2002 World Junior squad where he landed two medals. Gold in the Slalom and Silver in the combined. Coaches were so impressed, they entered him in a World Cup slalom six days later and he finished 15th! Since then he progressed to win on every level all the way to the top winning his first World Cup in Val Gardena, Italy in 2007 and becoming a 2x Olympian 06', 10'.
His goals reach far beyond the heights he has currently reached. Winning on the World Cup wasn't satisfying enough. Steven aspires to be the first American man to win the World Cup Downhill globe (being the most consistent Downhill skier in the world over that particular season), Olympic Medal and a World Championship medal!
In 2011 during a routine training run in Copper Mountain, CO, Steven crashed and tore his Achillies tendon. It was a major setback but without hesitiation he got right back to training and rehab. Putting in serious hours in the gym and many days on the ski hill in the southern hemisphere. The season after the injury he stormed back and claimed the victory on a familiar track in Val Gardena, Italy!
In his spare time Steven expands his web project, www.fantasyskiracer.com. He has also taken the stadium mic at the Birds of Prey races in Beaver Creek and the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Winter Park. Fan reviews where nothing but rave, though his coaches say he's better at skiing.
In 2010 Steven wanted to create a better connection between ski racing and its fans. So he created www.FantasySkiRacer.com He and his brother set out and designed the site for fun as a side project. It quickly grew to ski racings premier fantasy website. He and his brother continue to run the site and improve it with everyones feedback. Try it out yourself, see if you can compete with the rest of the World!
Back in the saddle again!Finally I am back on skis training again! It has been over three months since I last skied in a serious fashion and I am hungrier than ever! Our focus this summer was in the gym. We realized last winter we needed better endurance in races so that has been a huge part of our off snow training and this requires many hours on the bike, hiking and running. My program this summer was roughly 5-6 days a week of 2.5 hours in the gym in the morning and 2.5-3.5 hours on a bike, running or hiking in the mountains. It was a lot of work but I have to say it wasn't that bad. I learned a lot from the training and monitoring my body all summer.
I have never paid much attention to my heart rate and heart rate zones in the past and this summer I was constantly monitoring them and pushing myself to certain levels to maximize my training. I was given a Polar RCX5 heart rate monitor with a GPS unit and had fun watching ti while biking and hiking. Now that I am on snow I want to monitor my skiing, see the speed I reach, distance I cover, altitude I drop and levels my heart rate reach. If you want to watch what I do most day I will try and post them on twitter. @believeinsteven
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