Scholarships and Awards

Bjorn Thorsen Memorial Scholarship

Bjorn Thorsen was a ski racer turned freestyler who loved training in freeride.We were fortunate to have Bjorn as a member of our team if only for a short time.  He passed away in January 2007 while sleeping.  To help keep his freestyle dream alive, we started a scholarship in his name that is presented annually to an Axis Freeride athlete with the following qualities that also represented Bjorn:

ENTHUSIASM

LOVE OF THE SPORT

HUNGER TO GROW AND IMPROVE

A CARING ATTITUDE TOWARD OTHERS

2007 Recipient     Chloe Lee

2008 Recipient      Justin Schmaelzle

2009 Recipient      Jack Graham

2010 Recipient      Jon Jon Drain

2011 Recipient       Mickey Moran

2012 Recipient       Jack Severson

2013 Recipient       Sam Jackenthal

2014 Recipient       Joe Lauer

If you would like to support the Bjorn Thorsen Memorial Scholarship, you can contribute a tax deductible donation in any amount.

Please contact us at info@axisfreeride.com to do so.