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Yuki Tsubota

Yuki Tsubota

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    Date of birth

    Feb. 3, 1994

    Age

    19

    Place of birth

    Vancouver, B.C.

    Hometown

    Whistler, B.C.

    Discipline

    Slopestyle – A Group

    Height

    5’3’’

    Weight

    145 lbs

    Year you made the National Team

    2012

    Coach(es)

    Toben Sutherland and JF Cusson

    Personal career highlights

    2nd — Dew Tour 2012

    Club affiliation (as a kid)

    Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club

    Languages you speak?

    English, Japanese

    Social media sites

    YukiTsubota.com
    Twitter: @yuki_tsubota
    Facebook: Yuki Tsubota
    Instagram: @yuki_tsubota

    Bio

    Nickname

    Sushi

    Person who has had the greatest impact on your life and why

    My mom. She’s been there for me every step of the way. If it weren’t for her I wouldn’t be where I am today. She’s made things that weren’t possible, possible for me to do.

    Education

    Whistler Secondary Graduate

    Favourite professional sports team

    Vancouver Canucks

    I never leave home without…

    My iPhone and wallet

    Any pre-competition superstitions?

    I have a left ski and right ski. Also I have to sing a little song in my head before I drop in.

    Life goals outside of sport

    To get my MBA and to have my own business.

    How did you get into freestyle?

    I was out having sushi dinner with my mom one night and we met Tavish Sutherland at a table beside us. He was a coach at the Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club at the time and got me to come try it out for the season, and I haven’t left since.

    It would surprise you to know that…

    Before I go home from a training camp or contest all my clothes have to be washed and folded in my suitcase.

    Favorite World Cup / AFP stop and why?

    WSI, because it’s in my home town where I grew up, it’s nice to have everyone come out and watch, it’s never too serious, just a fun contest with all my friends.

    What’s the craziest thing you’ve done to support your passion for skiing?

    The craziest thing I have done to support my skiing is drive all over North America with my dad (putting 35,000 km on the minivan) to do comps to improve my ranking. It was an awesome time and that is how I got onto the Canadian National Team!

    Pet peeves?

    Couples who sit on the same side of the booth when there is no one on the other side.

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