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Height
5-7
Weight
160
 

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When you're born in West Texas, it usually takes something dramatic to get you skiing. Sho Kashima grabbed the opportunity when, at age four, his dad was transferred to South Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Mountain Resort. He responded to what he calls "a drastic change in climate" and started skiing, eventually cultivating thoughts of skiing on the World Cup and maybe at the Olympics.

Kashima has battled through his last few years on the World Cup curcuit, going through five knee surgeries, most recently microfacture surgies on both knees in the spring of 2014. Hard work and dedication earned Kashima two top-10 World Cup finishes, a fourth place finish at World Championships and another fourth at U.S. Championships during the 2015 season. 

FIRST TRACKS
When Dad, head golf pro at a course near El Paso, took a new administrative job with Heavenly Mountain Resort, young Kashima learned to ski. Heavenly has the photo-perfect Gunbarrel bump run looking straight at Lake Tahoe, which likely influenced Kashima as a young skier. "I'd see Travis Cabral, Chris Hernandez, and Travis Ramos and I thought moguls were pretty cool, so I started doing moguls. I was 11 or 12."

OFF THE SNOW
Kashima and his teammate Bryon Wilson are co-directors of ID One USA Pro Mogul camp in Whistler, BC. Last summer was their first year hosting the camp, and they had a great time sharing their passion with kids and adults of all ages in a great learning environment with awesome weather. They had several teammates help coach, which made for a great experience.

 

Highlights

WORLD CHAMPONSHIPS
Teams: 2007, 2009, 2011
, 2015
4th, DM, Kreischberg, AUT, 2015
6th, MO, Inawashiro, JPN, 2009

7th, DM, Madonna di Campiglio, ITA, 2007

10th, DM, Inawashiro, JPN, 2009

18th, DM, Deer Valley, UT, 2011

30th, MO, Madonna di Campiglio, ITA, 2007

WORLD CUP (highlights)
5th, MO, Deer Valley, UT, 2015
9th, MO, Val St. Come, CAN, 2015
Three top-10 finishes in 2014
With only five starts in the 2013 season, earned three top-ten results
First three World Cup podiums, 2012


U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS 
2nd, DM, Heavenly, CA, 2013
3rd, MO, Heavenly, CA, 2013
1st, DM, Squaw Valley, CA, 2009
1st, DM, Killington, VT, 2006