Katie Tsuyuki – 138 Transition and 145 Phoenix
Katie Tsuyuki made her Olympic debut at Sochi 2014, where she missed a spot in the final by one place, finishing as top Canadian female halfpiper in 13th place overall, best Canadian out of both genders.
Tsuyuki had made her World Cup debut in December 2005 in Whistler. She would record her best World Cup result in January 2010, finishing ninth in Stoneham, Quebec. Just a couple of weeks later, she was at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, not as a competitor, but as a forerunner for the halfpipe competition.
Katie is a four-time medallist at the Canadian championships, including her gold medal run in 2006. She debuted at the 2013 FIS World Championships where she finished 15th
Currently, Katie is training for the 2015-2016 winter season and holds speaking engagements with schools and groups. Katie speaks about the importance of passion and her experience at the 2014 Olympics.
Her 2015/16 season will include the Rev Tour in December, the Mammoth and Park City World Cups in January, the Sapporo World Cup in February and the Canadian National Championships in March.