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Patrick Deneen Biography

Birth Place:
Redmond, Washington, United States
Freestyle skier

Fast Facts

  • His father---who ran a ski resort---put him on skis at 11 months
  • (Pat Deneen told USA Today that when he went to buy skis for his young son, he said, "I need the smallest skis you got
  • " Still, Patrick's boots had to be filled with newspaper so he could wear them
  • ) Broke wild horses, with his mother, a horse trainer
  • His early ski training was made possible by his parents' decision to homeschool him
  • Started competing in Alpine skiing when he was 7, and continued as an Alpine skier until 1999
  • In 2004, made the U
  • S
  • Ski team at age 16
  • After missing much of the next two years of skiing due to an injury, he placed third in the world in dual moguls in the 2006 Junior World Championships
  • Was named World Cup Rookie of the Year in 2008
  • Won the moguls World Championship in 2009
  • Made the U
  • S
  • Olympic team for Vancouver in December, 2009


  • Pat Deneen -- Father
  • Nancy Deneen -- Mother
  • Amy Deneen -- Sister
  • Desiree Deneen -- Sister