New Team Member - Justin Taylor-Tipton
Posted on April 23 2014
We are stoked to announce that Justin Taylor-Tipton has joined team Stupid. Justin is 13 years old, he lives in West Hallam, Derbyshire. He learnt to ski at Swadlincote Ski Centre 6 years ago and took up Slalom Racing a year later age 8, winning plenty of medals along the way, then 3 years ago he took up Free style skiing. With the help of Glen Lawley he learned his first hand drag and has never looked back. Currently he splits training between Swadlincote , Castleford and Bracknell Ski Centre. Photo by Shannon White Photography Justin has been competing for 2 years but entered his first major competition last year at Manchester, cutting his teeth in the English Championships, then in the Indoor BRITS where he came 5th place. Last year Justin placed 2nd at Strawberry Jam, 2nd at Farmers Jam, 2nd overall in the Perma Series. More recently Justin came 1st at Air Attack and Silver Medallist in the Half Pipe at the BRITS in Tignes, in the Under 16's category. Photo by Kirsty Thompson When Justin isn't skiing he can be found doing kickboxing, gymnastics and street dance. Justin is sponsored by Wilkinson Store as a Local Sporting Star and was awarded Young Sportsperson of the year 2013 by Ilkeston Advertiser.