MEET

Patrick Deneen

Pro Freestyle Skier and Olympian

Patrick Deneen grew up in the mountain community of Snoqualmie Pass, Washington to a family that was very involved in the world of skiing. His grandfather owned and operated the local ski shop while his father was the General Manager of a ski resort and his mother was in charge of sales.

“The Rocket,” as he is now known, began skiing lessons at the young age of 11 months, and has never stopped. He started his competitive career in alpine ski racing but in 1999 was introduced to the world of mogul skiing, and at the age of 16 had earned a spot on the US Ski Team. In 2005 Deneen suffered a knee injury, which caused a setback during the ‘05 and early ‘06 season. Upon recovering from his injury and returning to competition later in 2006, he became an unstoppable force in the mogul skiing circuit, and went on to earn many titles, including the following:

  • 2013 Ranked Number 1 United States Men’s World Cup Mogul Freestyle Skier
  • 2012 USA Male Freestyle Skier of the Year
  • 2012 World Cup Freestyle Finals Champion
  • 2012 Ranked Number 1 United States Men’s World Cup Mogul Freestyle Skier
  • 2012 Ranked Number 2 in Men’s FIS Freestyle Overall World Cup Standings
  • 2011 Ranked Number 1 United States Men’s World Cup Mogul Freestyle Skier
  • 2010 United States Olympic Freestyle Trials Champion, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • 2009 Ranked Number 1 in the United States in Mogul Skiing
  • 2008 World Cup Rookie of The Year
  • 2010 and 2014 US Olympian

When Patrick Deneen is not training, he lives on a working horse ranch near the Cascade Mountains in Washington. As he still suffers from pain and swelling from his knee injury, he regularly uses his PowerPlay® 360˚ Knee Wrap which he states give him much needed relief. Deneen states “it’s just as important as my ski boots. I literally don’t go anywhere without it.”