• Bronze medal skier beats to his own drum


    SOCHI, Russia - Self-proclaimed “wild child” Nick Goepper said the ‘free’ in freeskiing is how he was hooked.

    After his father lost his job in the recession, Goepper said he would go door-to-door looking for odd jobs.

    After securing a scholarship to a skiing school in Oregon, Goepper said he honed his craft into what propelled him to the slopes of Sochi.

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