Skiing before he turned two years old, Mac Bohonnon (USA) is right at home on the snow. After getting his start at Stratton Mountain, he further built on his skill set in Dmitriy Kavunov’s Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP).
He says he owes all his success to his family. “My path to the U.S. Ski Team was long and rigorous, but very rewarding,” he says. “I couldn't have made it without the help of my current and previous coaches, and most importantly my family and friends.”
Bohonnon showed strong promise in his first seasons on the U.S. Ski Team, including a second-place finish in Val St. Come (CAN) in 2013/14. That game-changing result punched his ticket to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Competing against athletes nearly twice his age, Bohonnon produced stellar jump after jump to earn a fifth-place finish at his first Olympic berth - all at only 19 years old.
Building off his Olympic success, Bohonnon went on to claim five podium finishes in the 2014-15 season, including his first World Cup victory on home snow in Lake Placid, USA. Bohonnon's consistent jumping and stellar results landed him at the top of the aerial World Cup rankings at the send of the 2015 season, giving a US aerialist the crystal globe for the first time since Jeret "Speedy" Peterson won the honour in 2005.
After a difficult 2015/16 World Cup season that saw Bohonnon tumble down to 10th in the final season rankings, he was able to regroup in the off-season and return in 2016/17 very nearly to the form that saw him claim his crystal globe two season before, earning a pair of podiums and an top-10 finishes in all but one of the season's events.
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