Freestyle Canada has developed a specific ranking system for the Toyo Cup, which will determine the most consistent performer overall, across all of our disciplines, in the Canada Cup Series. At the end of the season, the Toyo Cup, along with a $5000 education bursary will be awarded to the top male and female freestyle skier that finish with the highest point totals overall.
The bursaries will be split between the top 3 accordingly: $2500, $1500, $1000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Name: Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon
Sport: Slopestyle Skiing
Home Club: Yukon Freestyle
Home Town: Whitehorse, Yukon
Current Team: NextGen Canadian Team
Sponsors: Libertiy Skis, Buff Canada, Icycle Sports
2017/18 Toyo Cup Ranking: 1
It meant that I had surpassed the Canada Cup competition level and that I was ready to win the North American title and compete in World Cup events.
I love having to build up a new run at every competition and love the endless variety of rails and jumps.
Sports are my passions. Although skiing is my main one, I love them all. If I had to pick a few I would say soccer, disc golf, and squash would be at the top of my list.
Ended up in first place at the Mammoth NorAm through hard work, focus and dedication. Got an injury in training but pushed through, kept a level head and won the event.
I have been doing a lot of dryland training and airbaging to prepare myself physically for the upcoming season. Day in, day out at the gym and long sessions on the airbag in Quebec.
I have been mentally preparing myself by playing technical sports that require high levels of focus. Some examples would be disc golf, baseball and basketball.
I usually end up taking about one to two months off a year. I have trained in Whistler, Switzerland, France and New Zealand during our Canadian summer.
My goal is to get comfortable skiing in World Cups and possibly get a top 15.
I would like to compete in the X Games, Dew Tour and make it to the Olympics!