Wasatch Freestyle Coaches

JON O’BRIEN

Wasatch Freestyle Director, Former USSA Intermountain Freestyle Champion, USSA Intermountain Team coach, and past Assistant Mogul coach for the US Freestyle Ski Team

Jon has over 30 years experience coaching USSA Freestyle competitors, many of whom have progressed on to the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team or careers as top professional free skiers.

Jon was the coach of the British Freestyle Ski Team at the 2002 Winter Olympics and coached the U.S. Jr. Mogul Team at F.I.S. Jr. Worlds. Jon holds a B.A in History and Behavioral Science from Westminster College.

BOBBY CARROLL

Assistant Director

Bobby is a former Wasatch Freestyle athlete who spent over 23 years in freestyle and was on the development team for the US Ski Team. He has a ton of experience coaching, he has his level 200 Certifications in Moguls and Aerials, he was a former coach for Wasatch and he was the Head FIS Coach for Park City Freestyle.

Bobby has a B.S. degree in Psychology from the University Of Utah and hosts a podcast on success and what drives people to succeed called “In The Arena With Bobby Carroll”.

BRAD WILSON

Head Mogul Coach

Brad Wilson, our head coach, is a Wasatch Freestyle Alum, moving to Utah for better training from Montana when he was 14.  Brad has a lot of competition experience with 11 years on World Cup and over 20 years of being a competitor. He has multiple World Cup wins and multiple World Championships medals along with 3 Olympic Games.  He also has a lot of coaching experience working with Wasatch Freestyle team his early years on the US Team and has been the co-director of ID one Pro Mogul Camp in Whistler BC since 2014.

NIK SEEMANN

Nik grew up skiing in Winter Park, CO and was one of the youngest aerial athletes to make the US Ski Team, at just 17 years old.   Nik is a 2 time Junior National Aerial Champion and earned 3 top ten World Cup finishes in Korea, Deer Valley and Belarus.

Nik is also the youngest athlete in the world to ever perform a quad twisting triple back flip in competition and one of only 4 US athletes to ever perform a quint twisting triple back flip on snow.

Graduating from the University of Utah in 2021 with honors, Nik loves skiing deep powder and throwing big airs.  Nik’s hobbies are; dirt biking, skateboarding, surfing, snowmobiling and performing big tricks in Flying Ace All-Star ski shows.

LUKE O’BRIEN

Terrain Park Coach

Luke is an ex-slopestyle and big air athlete from the Wanterville valley N.H. program. Luke was 3rd at junior nationals in 2015 in big air and 3rd at junior nationals in 2016 in slopestyle.  He skied at the elite level until 18 when he decided to move to Salt Lake City to pursue college. Luke recently graduated from Westminster college with a sports management degree. He is currently working towards building our terrain park program at Woodward. His goal with this program is to get more people involved with freestyle skiing.

RICK SHANOR

Rick is a former top Pro-Mogul Tour competitor, Rick has coached the Intermountain Team at both the Junior and Senior National Championships. He was a USSCA mogul examiner and currently heads up the Wasatch summer water ramp program. Rick has coached at the X-Games, U.S. Free Ski Open and the F.I.S. Junior World Championships in 2011 and 2012. In his free time Rick enjoys skating, surfing and watching MMA, skating and surfing.

DAVE STEARNS

Dave grew up skiing Santa Fe & Taos ski areas in New Mexico. Dave moved to Utah after graduating from Capital High School Santa Fe, NM in 1990. Dave started coaching for the Snowbird Freestyle team in 1996 and has been with Snowbird – Wasatch Freestyle Team ever since. He has also coached for Mt. Hood Summer Ski Camps and directed the Telluride Mountain School Freestyle Team for a season. Dave graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science. Skiing and coaching are a life-long passion for Dave, so when he has a chance to ski, he is very happy to be at the best ski resorts in the country – Snowbird and Deer Valley.