Sun Valley snowboarder hopes to make Olympic team

Posted: October 3, 2013 by kirisyko in Snowboarding, Winter
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Credit:Kaitlynn Farrington

PARK CITY, Utah — Idaho athletes have a knack for bringing home medals from the Olympic Games. You shouldn’t expect that to change at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

KTVB‘s Sports Director Jay Tust has been at the U.S. Olympic media summit in Park City, Utah where a dozen Olympians with strong Idaho ties have been featured.

On Wednesday, he spoke with Sandpoint native, Nate Holland, who participates in the snowboard cross, as well as hockey player Hilary Knight from Sun Valley, and Elena Hight, who started her career at Bogus Basin.

However, Tust also caught up with an up-and-coming freestyle snowboarder from Sun Valley who hopes to make the USA women’s snowboarding team.


Twenty-three-year-old Kaitlyn Farrington had her first trial run in the superpipe at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She didn’t make it, but says the experience has helped her work towards qualifying for, and competing in Sochi.

In the meantime, she’s been improving — winning last year’s Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Farrington says she picked up freestyle snowboarding thanks to her older sister. “I wanted to be cool like my older sister,” she told KTVB.

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