Mike Trapp Selected for Olympic Team USA 2018
"I am so overwhelmed with all of the love and support I have received over the past 24 hours. I can’t thank everyone enough for reaching out. It is truly an opportunity of a lifetime and an honor to be able to go to the Olympics and represent Team USA" - Mike Trapp."
WATCH FOR MIKE IN THE GIANT PARALLEL SLALOM
Mike Trapp will compete in Giant Parallel Slalom
Men's Giant Parallel Slalom Qualifying Runs and Medal Runs have been rescheduled to
Saturday February 24 Starting 09:27 Ending 14:27 PyeongChang Time
WHEN TO WATCH IN USA EASTERN TIME
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23 FROM 7:27 pm TO 12:27 AM
PyeongChang Time is 14 hours ahead of Eastern USA Time
For complete Men's Giant Parallel Slalom Schedule Go to Olympic Website
Be sure to be watching from 7:00 pm Friday Feb 23rd until 12:30 am For Mike's Event
START Qualifying Run - Sat Feb 24 09:27 PyeongChang Time | Fri Feb 23 19:27 (7:27 pm) Eastern Time
END: Final RUN - Sat Feb 24 14.27 PyeongChang Time | Saturday 24 00:27 (12:27 am) Eastern Time
The Olympic season is a very costly one for athletes. Unfortunately, US athletic federations and the Olympic Committee only help to fund a small fraction of the costs, leaving the athlete to come up with the rest. Mike has over $30,000 in travel and lodging expenses, equipment costs, and coaching fees during the course of an average season, and an Olympic season is expected to exceed that.
Mike competed in 5 Olympic qualifying events in December and January to qualify for the Olympic games in February. These qualifying events took place in Italy, Austria, and Slovenia; however, his season and on-snow training began early last fall to ensure that he was well prepared to compete. And he was! Mike qualified for team USA!
For those of you that don’t know Mike, he has been a competitive snowboarder for most of his life. After years of hard work he has made his way up the ranks and just completed his 7th season competing on the World Cup team. He finished last season ranked #1 in the US, 18th in Parallel Giant Slalom on the World Cup tour, and 23rd in the world standings.
When he is not in season, Mike is living with his wife, Kelly, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts where he also works as a Mercedes Benz technician. Following the 2018 Olympic games, Mike plans to return home to start the next chapter in his life.
Mike invites you to browse his official web site. Please read of his accomplishments. Watch videos of Mike Trapp in action as he races down the top snowboarding slopes around the world. Be sure to check out his growing photo gallery too.
Please be sure to visit the Mike Trapp Sponsors page to learn of the unique obstacles and challenges that only United States Olympic Athletes face, and how, like his sponsors below, you can help support Mike Trapp in the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held February Feb. 9-25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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