Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

Follow All The Winter Olympics Action Feb. 6-24 on NBC

Impressive Olympic Debut for Bohonnon

Monday, Feb 17, 2014  |  Updated 1:54 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Impressive Olympic Debut for Bohonnon

Getty Images

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 17: Mac Bohonnon of the United States competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials Qualification on day ten of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Mac Bohonnon left his Madison, Conn. home at the age of 13, in pursuit of becoming an Olympic Freestyle Aerialist.

That dream came true today for the 18-year-old who became the only American to advance to the final rounds. And it was during his first ever Olympics.

FOLLOW MAC BOHONNON ON TWITTER

Bohonnon looked like anything but a newcomer on the international stage.

After run 1, he was in 7th place out of 12. In run two, he moved to 5th place out of eight, but that was not enough to advance further.

Social media is flooded with pride at how the local teen did during the games.

To achieve his Olympic dream, Bohonnon has been training full-time at the U.S. Ski Team’s Elite Aerial Program at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York.

Get the latest from NBC Connecticut anytimeiPhone/iPad/Android App | SMS AlertsTwitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS

Get the latest Olympics 2014 Newsletter
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments

Olympic News

9/27-9/28 - Get Fit With NBC Connecticut!
The Health & Wellness Festival is back in... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out