CMC alumnus in Sochi to judge the Games

Josh Loubek is a 1996 graduate of CMC. Boise’s Idaho Statesman recently featured an article on Loubek and his pioneering work as an athlete and judge for ski slopestyle and ski halfpipe events. Loubek is currently in Sochi judging both events for the Olympics. This article was first printed in the Feb. 10 Idaho Statesman. By Chadd Cripe.

Boisean trying to help grow skiing worldwide.

Josh Loubek of Boise was one of the first people to ski like a snowboarder.

Now he’s playing a key role in taking that idea global as the head judge for the new men’s and women’s ski slopestyle and ski halfpipe events at the Sochi Olympics. His first event is women’s ski slopestyle Tuesday.

“I’m really excited for the world to get to see the sport,” Loubek said. “We always joke when we’re talking to people about what we do — at the very end, they say, ‘Oh, so you’re a snowboarder.’ Click for full article

Josh Loubek

Josh Loubek judged the U.S. Freestyle Grand Prix in Park City, Utah in January 2014. He is a head judge for the ski  slopestyle and ski halfpipe events at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Photo: Josh Loubek.