River Radamus exploded onto the scene in 2016 when he became the first young athlete to snag three gold medals at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. He went on to capture four more medals at the World Junior competitions, two of them being gold in the 2019 Val di Fassa giant slalom and super G. Now the 22-year-old, U.S. Ski Team up and comer continues the fight to establish himself, and his team, on the World Cup.
In 2018, the Vail-native experienced his first taste of World Cup success at his all-time favorite venue, Alta Badia, skiing into 24th in his all-time favorite discipline, the giant slalom. Ever since Radamus has felt the pressure to perform coming from all sides, but most strongly from within. He takes pride in executing the perfect GS turn, with style and with swagger. He’s been watching the greats do it almost his entire life. As an individual, he’s focused on establishing a name for himself. He wants to be the next Steve Nyman, the next Ted Ligety, the next big guy. But although he has his own dreams and ambitions, his number goal helping his team, be the next big team.
Radamus isn’t just an individual, he’s a team player. He’s a leader – one of the first guys in the next wave of tech specialists on the World Cup tour that has been able to gather some experience on the circuit over the past few years. He’s a brother to his teammates and each time he pushes out of the start gate, he fights for points like he would fight for his family, to reach a common goal of excellence and once again put the U.S. Ski Team at the top. In 2020, he may have seen some setbacks, but if audiences can count on anything, it’s that he won’t stop until he reaches the top.