The young skier from Boxford has had plenty of help from sponsors along his journey. He received a scholarship from the Flyin Ryan Foundation, which honors a freestyle skier who passed away at age 25 and lived life to its fullest.
McElmon also has sponsorships with Volkl skis, Pok helmets, Karhu shoes and Kraft apparel, many of which he attracted through a website he runs along with his mom.
Going forward, he plans to remain in Utah to train even beyond this competition season. There are even water-based jumps for safe practice.
“My all-time goal is to go pro,” he said. “I know that’s a lot of work, but its definitely a possibility if I put in enough effort.”