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WXE rookie to watch: Nick Goepper

Nick Goepper, 17, will go from the cornfields of Indiana to Tignes, France, for his WXE debut.

Updated: March 10, 2011, 11:37 PM ET
By Devon O'Neil

There are a number of reasons why Nick Goepper is rare. To begin, he grew up in a riverside farm town called Lawrenceburg, Ind., yet somehow cultivated enough skiing talent that he will make his Winter X Europe debut in next week's slopestyle contest at age 17.

His promise inspires extraordinary actions by others. Goepper is currently the only student on full scholarship at Windells Academy in Oregon -- which means he receives about $70,000 worth of gratis coaching, travel, ...

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