Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

February 20, 2014

Andover Olympian Annalisa Drew advances to ski halfpipe finals


The Andover Townsman

---- — Andover's own Annalisa Drew qualified for the freestyle ski halfpipe finals Thursday in Sochi, Russia.

The 20-year-old Drew, who is a graduate of New Hampton School in New Hampshire, grabbed the 11th of 12 qualifying positions to advance to the Winter Olympic finals.

Drew trains in Vail, Colo., where she was tapped as the coach's pick to make the U.S. freestyle halfpipe team.

All four of the women on Team USA qualified for the ski halfpipe finals in what is the first year the sport is an Olympic event.