COACHES WEEK 2019: INTRODUCING CHRIS WITWICKI - FREESTYLE LEAD
September 27, 2019
Chris Witwicki is the veteran coach of the freestyle program, he's been around for two Olympic cycles with the Slopestyle Team already and going towards finishing his third in a new-ish role. Chris is leading our freestyle programs, helping with the overall big picture planning of the Slopestyle, Slopestyle NextGen and Halfpipe programs with their respective coaches. He will spend most of his season on snow with the Slopestyle National Team, but will be joining the other crews as well when help is needed.
Tyler Ashbee - Freestyle High Performance Manager
We caught up with Chris for a run down of his highlights over the last decade…
Name: Chris Witwicki
Position: Lead Freestyle Coach
Years Coaching with Canada Snowboard: 8
Getting the opportunity to represent our country at 2 Winter Olympics
Memorable Coaching Moment:
Watching Mark Mcmorris win a Bronze medal at Sochi Olympic Games. The first time Slopestyle Snowboarding was featured at the games.
Watching Sebastien Toutant win a gold at the Korea Winter Olympics.
What are you looking forward to most this season:
Hanging out and riding with all the freestyle teams in Saas Fee
All the major events are always a good time
Calgary WC, always great to go back home and catch up with everyone!
Thanks for everything you do for the athletes and Canada Snowboard Chris! All the best this season!