Hall of Fame

James ‘Woodsy’ Woods

James Woods (born 19 January 1992) is a British freestyle skier. He won a silver medal at the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.[10]

Woods learned to ski at the Sheffield Ski Village near his family home.[1][6][9] He won five consecutive British national championships in slopestyle between 2007 and 2011 in Laax.[9] He took a bronze medal at the 2011 Winter X Games Europe, and that year he scored a third place at the King of style competition in Stockholm[9] and also placed eighth on his debut at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.[11] In April 2012 he finished second in the slopestyle event at the World Skiing Invitational & AFP World Championships at Whistler Blackcomb.[12] Woods won the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup for slopestyle in the 2012–13 season,[6][7] winning two rounds along the way.[5]

He travelled to Sochi in January 2014 for the 2014 Winter Olympics. However, he suffered a hip injury during a training session. In statements given, he is said to be “progressing well” and the physios’ goals are to get “get Woods 100%”. He competed in the Men’s Ski Slopestyle competition on Thursday 13 February,[13] but failed to get a medal, finishing fifth.[14]

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