At only 24 years old, somehow Kelsey Serwa already seems like one of the FIS Freestyle World Cup tour's most experienced veterans.
It could be the thoughtful and well-spoken way she carries herself off of the piste. Or it could be the fast and calculated charge in which she makes her way down the ski cross course. It could be that she's a former X-Games gold medal winner and World Champion, and that she carried both titles in the same year. Or it could be some combination of all of the above.
Still, while she's no wide-eyed rookie, Kelsey has only really been on the World Cup ski cross tour since 2009, and even in that time has missed nearly an entire season due to injury.
However, in her relatively modest 42 races, she has put up some pretty incredible numbers, registering 15 podiums, of which eight are victories and all others except for one are 2nd place finishes.
Perhaps her most telling victory came in February of 2013, when she smoked the competition to take 1st at the Olympic test event in Sochi, RUS. While it wasn't actually the big show that's coming up in 2014, it was enough to reestablish Kesley as a big-race performer after missing so much of the 2011-12 season with a blown ACL.
Kelsey made a strong return from her injury in the 2013/14 season, gradually improving in every race right up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. There, skiing tight behind her teammate and gold medal-winner Marielle Thompson, Kelsey claimed the silver for Canada.
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|1608615.01.2014||Ski Cross||Val Thorens||FRA||Qualification||7||18.00|
|1606222.12.2013||Ski Cross||Innichen/San Candido||ITA||World Cup||5||450.00|
|1606121.12.2013||Ski Cross||Innichen/San Candido||ITA||World Cup||2||800.00|
|1606020.12.2013||Ski Cross||Innichen/San Candido||ITA||Qualification||4||25.00|
|1605515.12.2013||Ski Cross||Val Thorens||FRA||World Cup||15||160.00|
|1605414.12.2013||Ski Cross||Val Thorens||FRA||Qualification||14||9.00|
|1604707.12.2013||Ski Cross||Nakiska||CAN||World Cup||5||450.00|