Full Name: Katie Tsuyuki
Birthplace: Scarborough, Ontario
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Katie Tsuyuki was a competitive swimmer for eight years and has a background in waterskiing/wakeboarding. When she saw Half Pipe introduced to the Olympic Games at Nagano 1998 she thought it was something she could do, especially during the long winter months in Canada.
Katie made her World Cup debut in December 2005 in Whistler. She would record her best World Cup result in January 2010, finishing ninth in Stoneham, Quebec. Just a couple of weeks later, she was at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, not as a competitor, but as a forerunner for the Half Pipe competition. Tsuyuki is a three-time medalist at the Canadian championships, including her gold medal run in 2006. Tsuyuki made her debut at the FIS World Championships in 2013 where she finished 15th.
In 2014 Katie realized one of her biggest dreams of representing Canada in halfpipe in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. More recently Katie's hard training ethic has rewarded her with a 1st place at the Sport Chek Air Nation Nationals at Mount St.Louis Moonstone and an 18th place finish in the Olympic test event in Pyeongchang, Korea in the 2016/2017 season. Katie is on the hunt to make the Canadian Olympic Halfpipe team for her second time with hopes to compete again in 2018.
When she travels, she always carries her own comforter to ensure a good night’s sleep and collects magnets from all over the world. Katie enjoys cooking and fitness as well as wakesurfing. She is affiliated with Make-A-Wish Canada, Ronald McDonald House and the Sony Charitable Foundation.
- 1st Air Nation Nationals 16/17
- 1st U.S Rev Tour 15/16
- 2nd Sport Chek Air Nation Nationals 15/16
- 1st Sony Snow Crown 14/15
- 2nd Air Nation Eastern HP championship 14/15
Get to know Katie Tsuyuki, a Halfpipe Snowboard Olympian striving for Korea PyeongChang 2018