Here is a picture I took of Alex Schlopy and me while I was away working in Park City, Utah. Alex is an X Games Gold winner this year in big air skiing. Check out his X Games winning trick below and another video of him in action. He is a super cool kid and exemplifies why I decided to create My Life at Speed.
He has a great family and his dad Todd is a camera man that I worked with on GI Joe and he also shoots for Bandito Brothers. He is so involved with his kids and like my parents, helps to cheer them on as they continue with their talents.
It was great to talk to Alex and I really enjoyed the conversation we had while I was there.
The best way to sum Alex up….Down to Earth Superstar. – GT
Winter X Games rookie Alex Schlopy grabs the gold medal in Skiing Big Air. January 29, 2011.
Utah local Alex Scholpy made his runs count today by topping the podium with a 94.50. He started things off by taking the right side line onto the first box with a front 360 switch up transfer, blind 360 switch onto the second box with a blind 270 out, a blind 630 out of the cannon rail with a mute grab, a huge left 900 double Japan on the first jump, capping it off with a fluid switch 1440 to really impress the judges and secure the top spot.
Schlopy was thrilled to win on his close-to-home turf, thanking Utah and the local fans for making this “more fun for everyone.” And of course, “there’s nobody I’d rather have on the podium next to me than Joss.”