Brad Suey has successfully bridged the gap between sport and entertainment through his exploits in the realm of freestyle and aerial skiing. The Prince George resident has traveled around the world from Canada to Austria to Japan through competition and demonstration in skiing.
Suey was involved in the incorporation of the Central Interior Freestyle Ski Club in which he has played an active role for the past 20 years. He competed for the club and became the top aerialist for Prince George and British Columbia. Suey was the youngest-ever recipient of the Prince George Award of Merit in Recreation and was a finalist for the city’s 1992 Male Athlete of the Year award.
Having moved on to national competition, Suey captured a silver medal at the Canadian national championships. Over the six years that he was with the Canadian National Freestyle Ski Team, he had numerous top-10 finishes. In 1995-1996 he acted as aerials coach for the National Development Team and the Alberta Freestyle Ski Team.
Suey was also an integral member of Canada’s World Cup team for numerous years and captured gold at the Europa Cup in Altenmarkt, Austria, in 1992.
Suey has performed for numerous shows, including the opening ceremonies at the 1996 world championships in Nagano, Japan. He has also been captured on film for such movies as “Ski School” and “Black Diamond Rush.” He was featured on documentaries like CBC’s Wide World of Sports. Currently, Suey is managing and touring with such companies as the Budweiser Aerial Assault and the Greatest Show on Earth Aerial Ski Acrobatics.
Back at home Suey has plans to build a water ramp training facility. He continues to coach and put on training camps for local youths. He believes there is untapped talent that should flourish under the proper conditions and hopes to be part of the further development of freestyle skiing in Prince George and Canada.