The Total Tutor will interview Canadian 2014 Olympian Katie Tsuyuki. She will discuss her life and her experience at Sochi.
In 2003 Katie began to compete in halfpipe events in Ontario. Being serious about the goals she had set, Katie realized she needed to relocate in order to surround herself with a higher level of competition against more skilled athletes. British Columbia could provide not only that, but also the terrain that would help to propel Katie to the next level. She has made herself at home in Squamish, participating in community Canada Day events, and attending local activities such as the Squamish Days Logging Festival. Katie has worked coaching intermediate to advanced snowboarders through Whistler Pro-Ride and Glacier Summer Snowboard Camp.
By 2005 Katie was a part of the B.C. Provincial team, working under Coach Andrew George, and in 2006 was British Columbia’s Provincial Champion, as well as the Canadian National Champion. In the summer of 2006 Katie achieved National Team status. Katie stayed with the Canadian team up to and through the 2010 Olympics where she was an alternate for team Canada and a forerunner in the Olympic Women’s Halfpipe event at Cypress Mountain in Vancouver, BC. After the 2010 Olympics she started being coached by Focus Elite’s owner and head coach Roberto Marfia. Katie now competes in World Cups, and five to six star TTR events like the Winter Dew Tour Series and the Burton Global Open Series.
When she is not training on the snow, she continues to work towards her goals through cross-training sports such as spring board diving, trampoline, wakesurfing, and skateboarding. Her weight training and conditioning programs are written by Athletic Training Professionals from Toronto, Canada.
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