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Eric Bergoust

Full name: Eric Bergoust
Nickname(s): Bergy
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: August 27, 1969 in Missoula, Montana, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Freestyle Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Eric Bergoust was one of the most successful American aerialists ever. During his career, he won 15 World Cup events, and was the 2002 overall freestyle World Cup champ, and twice won the World Cup aerials title. In 1999 he added a World Championship in the aerials to his Olympic gold medal, having been runner-up in 1997. At one time he had the world best mark in an aerials run, with 260.98, although it was later bettered. Bergoust originally wanted to be either a stunt man or fighter pilot, but after watching freestyle skiing on ESPN, and knowing that he loved trampolines, he decided to try the sport. He trained that summer in Lake Placid and in 1989 won the NorAm aerials championship. Bergoust’s career was interrupted multiple times by various injuries, including several broken bones, a knee injury in 1993 and a severe back injury in 1995.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials United States USA 7
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials United States USA 1 Gold
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials United States USA 12
2006 Winter 36 Torino Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials United States USA 17

Men's Aerials

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS AFP LP DOD JC J1(AF)S J2(AF)S J3(AF)S J4(AF)S J5(AF)S J6(L)S J7(L)S
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing United States Final Round 7 210.48
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing United States Final Round Jump 1 9 98.12 17.4 4.65 4.450 bdFFF 5.8 6.0 5.8 5.8 5.6 1.6 1.5
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing United States Final Round Jump 2 5T 112.36 18.2 7.05 4.450 bFdFF 6.2 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.2 2.3 2.4
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round 12 QU 190.48
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round Jump 1 13 93.89 16.3 4.80 4.450 bdFFF 5.5 5.6 5.1 5.6 5.2 1.7 1.5
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round Jump 2 10T 96.59 18.6 5.25 4.050 bFFF 6.1 6.3 6.3 6.1 6.2 1.7 1.8
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Freestyle Skiing United States Final Round 1 255.64
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Freestyle Skiing United States Final Round Jump 1 1 133.05 20.9 9.00 4.45 bFdFF 6.8 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.0 3.0 3.0
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Freestyle Skiing United States Final Round Jump 2 2 122.59 18.7 8.85 4.45 bdFFF 6.3 5.8 6.5 6.5 5.9 3.0 2.9
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round 4 Q 232.61
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round Jump 1 2 121.04 19.1 8.10 4.45 bFdFF 6.4 6.6 6.2 6.5 6.0 2.7 2.7
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round Jump 2 8 111.57 19.9 7.65 4.05 bFFF 6.6 6.4 6.8 6.8 6.5 2.6 2.5
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Freestyle Skiing United States Final Round 12 218.49
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Freestyle Skiing United States Final Round Jump 1 1 130.38 20.6 8.70 4.450 bFdFF 7.0 6.8 7.0 6.8 6.7 2.9 2.9
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Freestyle Skiing United States Final Round Jump 2 12 88.11 16.5 3.30 4.450 bdFFF 5.2 5.6 5.3 5.7 5.6 1.1 1.1
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round 2 Q 244.30
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round Jump 1 2 127.71 20.0 8.70 4.450 bFdFF 6.8 6.5 6.9 6.7 6.5 2.9 2.9
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round Jump 2 11 116.59 18.7 7.50 4.450 bdFFF 5.9 6.4 5.9 6.4 6.5 2.6 2.4
2006 Winter 36 Torino Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round 17 205.85
2006 Winter 36 Torino Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round Jump 1 14 113.72 18.8 6.90 4.425 bFdFF 6.0 6.0 6.5 6.3 6.5 2.3 2.3
2006 Winter 36 Torino Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round Jump 2 20 92.13 18.4 4.35 4.050 bFFF 5.9 6.2 6.3 5.9 6.6 1.4 1.5