This year's pro-snow team includes three Chaos veteran athletes: Chris Anthony, Suzanne Graham, and Sofia Tchernetski. Chaos' support will help these athletes reach their winter competition goals in style.
For the last 26 years Anthony has traveled as a member of the Warren Miller Film Team, emceeing film events nationwide. Anthony motivated the creation of the new documentary "Climb to Glory, The Legends of the 10th Mountain Division.” Touring this winter for a second season. Be sure to look for Chris’ Quick Tips on TV8 all winter with CTR, which will include various Live FOX televised tips for the latest in snow sports. Anthony also runs his own youth initiative program, (Chris Anthony Youth Initiative), whose mission is to improve the quality of life for youth through introducing them to educational enrichment opportunities.
This Fall 2016, Anthony, and his Youth Initiative Project, were given Governor Hickenlooper’s “Day of Inspiration,” at his annual YIP Kick Off event with ski industry leaders, world class athletes, and this year’s scholarship award-winner, Ellie Gober. Chris visits schools and utilizes a multimedia presentation from his Warren Miller Film, which guides kids on a global journey. His resume of expertise includes: writing for several publications, co-authoring a guidebook, screen writing, hosting television programming, being a Heli-guide and a motivational speaker.
Freestyle skier and BASE jumper, Whistler, BC
Graham, 28, a professional free-style skier and BASE jumper, grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is now based out of Whistler, British Columbia. Suz, who was raised in an outdoor lifestyle and fell in love with the mountains at a young age, is now one of the most accomplished professional free-skiers and BASE jumpers in the industry.
Top Ranked Freestyle skier - Whistler, British Columbia / Calgary, Alberta
Freestyle skier Sofia Tchernetsky is poised to be the best in the world. At just 12, the tiny-but-mighty youth is already highly decorated, with more than 35 medals to her credit. Sofia put on her first pair of skis at two years old and hasn’t looked back. It was quickly apparent to all coaches she was a prodigy and at 4, she won her first gold medal in racing. From that point and forward her way was filled with spectacular win.
She has steadily mastered new tricks and competed in numerous competitions, making the podium every time. She qualified her front flips at 9 and her back flips at 10, first off -axis tricks at 11 and now, cork 10! In the 2014-2015 season she became the Canadian Junior National Champion, placed at every contest she competed, and competed at an international AFP. Sofia completed the season ranked #26 in the world in the slopestyle and is aiming to be 10th in the world this season.
Sofia defies all limits and embodies the slogan ‘go big or go home’. Although she routinely competes against bigger, taller, and stronger athletes she considers herself to be her only competition and continually strives to achieve new personal best. She is a boss on the slopes, skiing with confidence and sass, attacking every new challenge with zest. Her laser-like motivation and focus never wavers and she thrives on the realities of the athlete’s life: cold, early mornings, a rigorous training regime four to five days a week, extensive time spent traveling, and separation from family. In setting her sights on slopestyle at the 2018 Olympics and X-Games, she continues to pursue new triumphs and could become the youngest Canadian female freestyle skier to ever compete in the games.