Grom of the Month >>

Name: Michael Rowlands (MJ)

Age: 12

Hometown: Walderslade, Chatham

MJ is a super talented youngster with a big bag of tricks! To add to that too, he has great style and is a good all round skier. He's impressed the Grom coaches at every camp we have seen him at and he's now winning competitions around the UK too. MJ, congratulations on been crowned Grom of the month!

SKI EXPERIENCE
I’ve been skiing forever - mainly in Les Deux Alpes both winter and summer (on the glacier.)  This is where I discovered freestyle skiing roughly three years ago while messing around in the awesome parks they have there.

WHERE DO YOU TRAIN
I train every week at Chatham slope with the Chatham Chavs crew.  I love going to the Grom Camps with Pat and everyone and I’ve also recently joined the Snowsports South Freestyle Squad.

COMP RESULTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
1st in HedKandi Big Air Comp in L2A 2009
1st in the Spring Jam at Chatham 2009
2nd in Phat Rotations Slopestyle in Bracknell 2009
Rookie of the night at the Stoke Jam 2009
And lastly and most awesomely – Grom of the Month at Milton Keynes 2010

WHY DO YOU LOVE SKIING SO MUCH
Mainly because I am an adrenalin junkie – I love the places you get to go and the people I get to ride with.

FAVORITE TRICK
Switch 270 onto a rail with a pretzel 450 out – stoked with my new favourite 720’s and of course a gansta slide on the box.

FAVORITE SKIERS
Simon Dumont, Sammy Carlson and of course Woodsy.

WHO ARE YOUR COACHES
Big up to Luca “Lungo” Baraldi my coach in L2A, Woodsy, Pat and the Grom Camp crew. Will Burrows and Rick Hutchings.

PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
Can’t wait to compete in the Brits this year for the first time and I hope to get sponsored someday.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD
Thanks to my mum dad for all their support (and cash!).
Big shout out to all the Chatham crew and my skiing buddies and a huge thank you to the Grom Camp crew.
Check out my website at www.mjski.com