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How to watch Indiana's Nick Goepper go for gold in Freestyle Skiing

Goepper previously won silver at the 2018 Olympics and bronze at the 2014 Olympics.

BEIJING, China — Nick Goepper was born in Fort Wayne, but calls Lawrenceburg home. The almost 28-year-old is competing in Men's Freeski Big Air and Men's Freeski Slopestyle at the Winter Olympics.

After winning bronze and silver at the previous two Olympic Games, Goepper is hoping to leave Beijing with gold.

"You ask me what do I have left to prove, well, the writing's on the wall," Goepper said of the missing gold medal to complete a full set.

While he grew up at Perfect North Slopes in southern Indiana, Goepper now lives and trains in Park City, Utah on a homemade ski ramp and a trampoline. He tries to keep the training light and fun. He doesn't want to get caught up in all the pressure that comes with being an Olympian.

"Only sometimes does it feel like training. Mostly, it's a ton of fun," Goepper told 13Sports Director Dave Calabro in October 2021. "I have a new coach this year and I am skiing with some great people, great friends, people in my group."

Goepper is in two events:

  • Freestyle Skiing - Men's Freeski Big Air
    Goepper finished 22nd in qualifications, with a combined score of 127.75 in two of his three runs (78.25, 49.50, 21.75). The top 12 advanced to the final.

  • Freestyle Skiing - Men's Freeski Slopestyle
    Goepper finished third in qualifications, with his best of two runs giving him a score of 82.51. The top 12 advanced to the final.

    In the finals, Goepper earned the silver medal with a score of 86.48 in his second run. Team USA's Alexander Hall won gold with a score of 90.01.
Credit: AP/Matthias Schrader
Silver medal winner Nicholas Goepper, of the United States, shows his medal during the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle medal ceremony at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China.

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Medal count


  • Silver 2018 Slopestyle
  • Bronze 2014 Slopestyle 

X Games

  • Four-time gold medalist
  • Two-time silver medalist

World Championships

  • Two-time Slopestyle bronze medalist

World Cup

  • One-time silver medalist
  • One-time bronze medalist

Getting to know Nick

The U.S. Ski Team shared the following things about Goepper that most people might not know:

  1. Nick's favorite ski memory was when he learned his first double at his home resort in Indiana.
  2. 2014 was a standout year for Goepper, who landed multiple World Cup podiums, a win at the Dew Tour, a second-straight X Games gold medal, and his first bronze medal in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
  3. Nick is involved in nonprofits and does work with some different mental health organizations, namely Building Hope organization in Summit County, Colorado, and 1n5 organization in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  4. When he isn't skiing, Nick likes to surf, skate, snowmobile, read, and visit museums.
  5. Nick is a big Bengals fan and will be competing just about 30 minutes after the Super Bowl is expected to wrap up.

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