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Country: United States Hometown: Crested Butte Date of Birth: April 12, 1996 Team: Head Sponsors: Head, Paul Mitchell, POC Sports, Rockstar Energy Drink, The Eleven Experience, The North Face
At 18 months old, Aaron Blunck was on skis. His grandfather is credited with starting the ski school in Crested Butte, and his mother was a ski instructor as well. In 2012, Blunck won a bronze medal in halfpipe at the Youth Olympics. Two years later, he was a member of the inaugural U.S. Olympic team headed to Sochi. The Colorado native ended up finishing in 7th place. The 2016/17 was one of the best yet in Blunck's young career. He won a gold medal at X Games and was crowned the AFP halfpipe champion — the first time he had accomplished either feat. Blunck's career-best result at Dew Tour was a second-place finish back in 2013. That event served as an Olympic qualifier and helped get him a spot on the team.