Rewind: Live chat with U.S. freestyle skier Patrick Deneen
Patrick Deneen first hit the slopes when he was 11 months old and has become one of the top freestyle skiers in the world.
The Cle Elum native made his World Cup debut in 2005 and a year later won a bronze medal at the 2006 World Junior Championships.
He enjoyed a successful 2009 campaign as he won a gold medal in moguls at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Japan and later won the U.S. Olympic Trials, which secured a spot on the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team.
In 2011, Deneen was crowned the U.S. Freestyle Moguls National Champion in Vermont.
On Feb. 19, he won the men's FIS Freestyle World Cup dual moguls event in Naeba, Japan.
Deneen talked about his skiing career, competing at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and much more in a live chat Feb. 29 on seattletimes.com.