Not too many kids even get in a helicopter at the age of 9, but that is what Jossi Wells did, but not just for a quick ride, he was dropped off the top of the mountain, skied down in front of the impressed judges at the New Zealand Rip Curl Heli challenge. Since then he has continued to light the ski world on fire.
2007 saw Jossi on podiums in nearly all the major events,the youngest skier at Winter X Games and winning the European Open Superpipe against the deepest field ever. In 2008, Jossi added a podium at the biggest event of the season, the X Games, and continued his domination at every other event he attended. Fast forward 2 more years, and at the age of 19 Jossi was winning left and right, and crowned the AFP Overall World Champion giving him the status of ‘Best Freeskier in the World’.
AFP Overall champ 2010
AFP overall Half-pipe champ 2010
Dew Tour Cup winner Half-pipe 2010
2010 1st Dew Tour Snow Basin Half-pipe
2010 2nd Breckenridge Dew Tour Half Pipe
2010 2nd X-games half-pipe Aspen
2010 3rd Euro X-games slope-style
2nd New Zealand Winter Games
2010 1st Austria Open
2008 and 2010 New Zealand Athlete of the Year
2008 World Superpipe Champion
2008 Silver Medal X Games slopestyle