|Birth Day:||March 14, 1994|
|Birth Place:||Fort Wayne, United States|
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He started skiing in the small southeastern Indiana resort Perfect North Slopes when he was five years old and built his own backyard park with skate rails when he was thirteen.
In 2009, Goepper moved to Sandy, Oregon where he attended school and trained with professional skiers at Wy'East Mountain Academy (formerly Windells Academy) on a full ride scholarship under Head Coach Mike Hanley. He also attended Westminister University. Goepper won a gold medal at the 2013-14 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Cardrona, New Zealand and qualified for the 2014 Olympics at the 2013 Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado. He placed first despite having to ski with a broken hand and no poles.
At the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Nick Goepper, Gus Kenworthy, and Joss Christensen swept the medal podium winning bronze, silver, and gold, respectively in men's slopestyle skiing. The all American trio appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman in New York City and were also featured together on a Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal box. He was also featured on a Jif peanut butter jar. Goepper's hometown threw a parade for him when he returned and Perfect North Slopes gave him a lifelong pass. He also met former Indiana Governor Mike Pence and threw the opening pitch of the season for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team.
In December 2014, Goepper partnered with Wy'East Mountain Academy (formerly Windells Academy) to host a rail jam competition at Perfect North Slopes which attracted more than 150 participants with all proceeds donated to "The Cure Starts Now Foundation". In June 2017, he joined a group of Olympic athletes on a week mission trip to Kigali, Rwanda organized by "Kids Play International".
In 2014, Goepper and his mother were featured in the NBC Sports televised series How to Raise an Olympian sponsored by the P&G "Thank You, Mom" campaign. His mother, Linda, recalled Goepper spending all day skiing in the terrain park at Perfect North Slopes and building ramps/jumps in the family backyard to use year-round. Goepper talked about watching hours of freestyle skiing videos of professionals. His sisters, both gymnasts at the time, taught him flips and helped coach him before competitions. Goepper also mentioned about selling candy bars on the school bus, mowing neighbors' lawns, and babysitting children to pay for his skiing related expenses when his father, Chris, lost his job during the Great Recession.
Before competing in his second Olympics, Goepper was interviewed by People Magazine. He said that he had a panic attack throwing rocks at some cars shortly after the Sochi Olympics. However, he immediately confessed to police and paid about $8,000 for damages. Goepper also shared about his struggle with suicidal thoughts. "There came a point when I was drinking every day and I was constantly thinking about ways to end my own life," he said. He was admitted into a rehabilitation center in Houston, Texas for two months and has since recovered. Goepper wanted to show resemblance with his audience instead of motivating them by sharing his experience. After competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics, Goepper took a week long trip in New York city for a series of interviews and media appearances.
On May 4, 2018, Goepper proposed to his girlfriend in Marco Island, Florida and announced their engagement on Instagram with the caption "She's stuck with me forever! Lizzy Braun-not-for-long". Goepper hopes to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Besides skiing, he enjoys surfing and skateboarding which he claims are helpful for cross training.
Nick has two younger sisters and a younger brother whom he grew up with in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Currently, Nick Goepper is 27 years, 10 months and 13 days old. Nick Goepper will celebrate 28th birthday on a Monday 14th of March 2022. Below we countdown to Nick Goepper upcoming birthday.
Olympic Medalist Nick Goepper Back Home Again in Indiana – Indianapolis Monthly
"I really want people to know how my story started and the values and hard work that I embody," he says. "A lot of my friends are from these amazing mountain towns. I want people to know that where I come from, it’s different. I hope it says something about my character."