WILLIS FEASEY

He's Mr. Feasey to you and me.

 

This young speed merchant from Twizel in the heart of the MacKenzie country deserves some respect. At 25 years old his career as a ski racer is only just begining and if Didier Cuche, the man who inspires him, is any indication, Willis is going to be winning races for a long time yet.

 

Willis learnt to ski at Ohau skifield and provides an inspiration for all the young ski racers who call this historic small skifield home. A modest guy, he's always got time for young racers who see him as their own inspiration.

 

He won the NZSS Breakthrough Season award in 2014 and went on to become NZ GS Champion and overall ANC GS winner the following season in 2015. His brilliant 2015 New Zealand saw him deliver result after result on both sides of the Tasman. 

He has come back to New Zealand after a determined and successful Northern hemisphere 2016/17 season of racing. He had a number of personal bests and qualified for Olympic selection.

Willis is the current 2016 New Zealand GS Champion. The 2017 NZ winter has started well for the South Islander who nailed the first FIS GS race this season with an emphatic win at the Cardrona FIS Series. This was a career best result for Feasey pushing his world ranking to 54th. 

 

He is definitely a young ski racer to watch and a fast and potent member of the NZ Mens ski team. His focus for 2017 is defending his National title, winning more races down under this season and doing everything he can to ensure his selection for the NZ Olympic team to compete at Pyeonchang in February 2018.

 

Favourite item of One clothing: "My Speed Suit, I only wear it for speed races. When i wear it, it's business time."

 

Is it good to have input into the design of your competition clothing? "It’s tailored for my taste and performance needs, what’s not to love!"

 

Home Mountain: Ohau, New Zealand.

 

Favourite place to ski and why:

Coronet Peak, It’s the Workshop where I do some of my best turns!

 

Best experience on the snow: "World Championships Downhill 2015 in Beavercreek, CO. The atmosphere was amazing and it was such a cool downhill to ski."

 

Who inspires you? "Didier Cuche, the legend."

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