I was born and raised in Colorado, already camping at 2 months old and rafting at age one! My parents taught me skiing at 2. By the time I was six I was backcountry touring with my family. I tried snowboarding at 4, but my parents insisted that I learn to master skiing first. Finally, at 8, I began snowboarding & never looked back! I joined the Winter Park All Mountain Snowboard Team in 2011. We boarded all over the mountain having a blast and learning new skills. In 2014, I tried my first Boardercross (SBX) race and loved it! That season, I was #1 in the Rocky Mountain Series for Breakers (13-14 yrs) winning 5 Golds, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze. I finished 12th at Nationals. Unfortunately, the following year in January of 2015, I broke my humerus and was out for the season.
Throughout the 2015-16 season I was determined to make up for lost time! I finished #1 in the Rocky Mountain Series in SBX, Slalom & Giant Slalom. At Nationals, I placed 4th in SBX. Immediately following the SBX Finals, I flew to Canada to compete in the Freeride NorAm Championships where I finished 2nd but won the #1 overall North American Title and qualified to compete in the 2017 Freeride Junior Worlds in Andorra.
2016-17, I placed 5th at the Freeride Junior World Championships in Andorra & was North American Champion in Freeride. Boardercross was equally exciting: I was the USASA National Champion in Juniors (16-17 yrs) and dabbled in the NorAms at Ski Copper, placing 10th & 5th respectively, and 2nd place at the Revolution Tour. I finished the SBX season #120 in the World and #33 in the US.
2017-18: I graduated early from LHS in December in order to train full-time in SBX and Freeride. At the 2018 Freeride Junior World Championships in Austria, I placed 4th. I finished #1 overall on the North American SBX Tour and earned a spot on the SBX World Cup for the 2018-19 season! I finished the season #42 in SBX in the World and #6 in the US. In 2018 I was named to the US SBX Team & awarded Sportswoman of Colorado in Snowboarding! I also earned a spot on the US U20 Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team, where we became 2018 World Champions. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Junior Snowboard World Championships in SBX due to scheduling conflicts with the U20 Ultimate World Championships. (please see Ultimate Frisbee page)
2018-19: I competed on the SBX World Cup (WC). I started the season ranked 30th. At my 2nd race in Cervenia I finished 12th beating the 2018 Olympic Silver medalist twice! At the 2019 Snowboard World Championships I finished 22nd in the Women's, and 9th in the Mixed event. At the Feldberg, Germany WC I finished 20th. Unfortunately, in March at the WC in Spain, I shattered my wrist & was out for the rest of the season. However, through physical therapy & training I was able to regain my strength and range of motion & competed in the U24 Ultimate Frisbee World Championships in July, where we became World Champions! For the 2nd time I was named Sportswoman of Colorado for Snowboarding.
2019-20: In November the rest of my internal hardware was removed from my wrist, and I competed in the December World Cup. Unfortunately, I suffered a concussion while training in January. In March, the SBX Junior Worlds were cancelled due to Covid-19.
2020-21: CRAZY season dealing with CONSTANT changes to schedule & training due to the Pandemic! But I was able to stay focused & persevered, and had a Great season! I placed in the top 10 in 5 out of 7 World Cups! I finished #6 at the 2021 SBX World Championships, the top US finish for both the women & men! Alex Diebold & I placed 9th in the Mixed Team World Championship event. I finished #7 at the World Cup Season Finals, and #11 overall in the World for the World Cup 2020-2021 Season!
For great coverage see: http://usskiandsnowboard.org/news/gaskill-leads-americans-snowboardcross-world-championships. I was named to the US SBX B Team and finished #3 for the US SBX Women.
I'm excited to continue on this Amazing Journey pushing myself
closer to my Olympic goals! Beijing here I come...
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