New Hampton School is thrilled to congratulate Hunter Henderson ’21, of Madbury, New Hampshire, who has been named to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Freeski Rookie Slopestyle and Big Air Team.
School, Travel, and Training
Hunter arrived at New Hampton School as a freshman, living on campus for his fall and spring semesters, and contributing fully in the life of the school. For the past two years, he has spent his winter season at the Waterville Valley Academy. At Waterville, he has ample time to train, travel to competitions, and manage his school work.
According to the U.S. Ski Team “nominations for this year’s team include a balanced team dynamic of experience and youth. Leading the way for the U.S. is an elite group of seven Olympic medalists and coming up through the ranks is an energetic and talented group of rookies from Freeski programs around the country.”
A Successful Season
Hunter finished his season at the FIS Junior World Championships in Klappen, Sweden in April where he took 6th in Slopestyle and 10th in Big Air. He topped the podium this season with three 1st place finishes in the FIS NOR-AM, giving him a third place overall NOR-AM title.
Hunter will join his sister Grace Henderson (Waterville Valley Academy ’19 and University of Denver ’23) on the US Freeski Team. Grace has been a member of the US team for two years.
Siblings and Alumni
Both Hendersons are excited to represent the US in Freeskiing. They also join Olympian and New Hampton School alumna Annalisa Drew ’11 (Andover, MA) who will compete in her 7th season with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team this year.
An official team announcement will be released in the fall.