The first week of May is untouchable in the freeski events calendar. Now in its eighth year the West Coast Session has become THE event to end the winter season on. Luka, Noah and McRae joined the pilgrimage this year and ended-up bagging a handful of awards between them.
The invited riders list for 2014's West Coast Session are live. Amplid team riders Luka Melloni, Noah Albaladejo and McRae Williams will be travelling to Timberline resort in Oregon next week for ski season's final event.
Yesterday McRae Williams added another podium to his winter's tally by winning the Total Fight slopestyle contest in Grandvalira, Andorra. This year more North Americans had made the trip to the Pyrenees for Total Fight but that wasn't going to stop McRae from claiming the top spot for a second year in a row.
Although McRae will not be travelling to VARS in France next week for the VARS Tournament, he still managed to share poster boy duties with Gus Kenworthy. McRae was in VARS a couple of weeks ago for the SFR tour and spotted the poster.
Congratulations to team rider McRae Williams who finished off his brief French vacation with a 3rd place finish in La Clusaz at the SFR Tour Finals. With only 1 point between third and first place, the contest was a nail biter until the end.
Cartel skier McRae Williams is on fire this season. Over the last few months McRae has developed his slopestyle runs, taking him from finals contender to podium regular. McRae just added a 1st place in VARS to his 2nd place at the X Games.
On Monday McRae qualified first in his heat for the final of the SFR Tour stop in Vars, France. Today McRae will compete against the likes of Oscar Westor, Alex Bellemare and Vincent Gagnier to secure more important AFP Tour points.
Some would argue that even in an Olympic year that X Games is the ultimate contest on the calendar. McRae was the only skier in Slopestyle's eight man final that isn't going to the Olympics, but showed the viewers and the US Team coaches why he should have had the nod.
Catch McRae today in the X Games Ski Slopestyle Elminator round at 12:30 Eastern Time while he makes his bid on a place in the final. At the moment the weather is good and the course is looking pristine so we're excited to see McRae's run.
If you're not keeping an eye on McRae's Instagram account in your spare time, what are you doing? Yesterday McRae posted a short clip of a new trick he's been working on in his practice runs for the Park City Grand Prix... it's BIG!
Congratulations to Cartel team rider McRae Williams who took an incredible 4th place finish at yesterday’s Copper Mountain Grand Prix finals. After a short Christmas break the battle to win a spot on the US Team for Sochi resumes in earnest.
The road to Sochi for Cartel rider McRae Williams isn't without it's bumps. Last week at the Dew Tour McRae pulled-off a solid 9th place finish after dislocating his shoulder in qualifying. After qualifying for the finals of the Copper Mountain Grand Prix finals on Thursday, McRae is about to face the toughest field of riders to date.
On Friday Cartel team rider McRae Williams battled through a tough Semi Final to qualify for today's final. Despite crashing-out during his second run, McRae's 1st run score of 81.4 was enough to place him in the top 16. The live finals start today at noon Eastern Time (6pm CET).
Tune-in to the Dew Tour on NBC Sports or the online Live Stream today to watch Amplid Cartel rider McRae Williams compete in the semi-finals of the Ski Slopestyle contest. In the run-up to the Olympics you can guarantee it will be a stacked line-up.
In four days the Dew Tour kicks off in Breckenridge, Colorado. For many of the riders competing in the contests the annual pilgrimage has begun. One such rider is Amplid Cartel rider McRae Williams whose car is speeding towards the Centennial State as you read this.
McRae has been showing promise as a slopestyle competitor for years. Last season McRae realised his dreams by taking gold at the European X-Games, Bronze at the Austrian Open and Gold at the Grandvallia Total Fight all within a month. ESPN recently caught-up with McRae.
The Amplid Research Cartel is extremely happy to announce that team rider McRae Williams has extended his contract with Amplid. Amplid is stoked to be supporting McRae through a very important year in his career.