From 13-year-old phenom to legit pro, Scherlin has been on the freestyle contest scene longer than most of his peers. The Jon Olsson protege originally scored film segments in 2005’s Teddybear Crisis and several of the Swedish-produced Free Radicals films before placing seventh at the 2007 Jon Olsson Invitational Big Air. In addition to his freestyle resume, Scherlin continues to train alpine racing, just like Jon.
For any young skier from Sweden, Jon Olsson is a tough act to follow, but if anyone has the talent and determination to do it, it’s Scherlin. He started skiing at the age of two and was racing by the time he was six. In his first year of competitive racing, the young Scherlin so impressed Olsson that he gave him a wildcard entry to his own competition, the Jon Olsson Invitation. Scherlin finished ninth against a field of the best freeskiers in the world. His performance set the benchmark for Scherlin’s young career and he has gone on to become the new idol of freeskiing competing alongside TJ Schiller, Tanner Hall and (of course) Olsson.
He may be standing in the footprint of a giant but Scherlin is a man capable of living up to the legacy of his heroes.
Q & A
What is your idea of happiness?
Being healthy and achieving goals.
Where would you most like to live?
Where the hottest girls lives.
What do you most value in your friends?
You can trust them.
What is your biggest weakness?
I'm really bad at organizing stuff.
What do you enjoy doing most?
Ski and travel.
What is your most marked characteristic?
I'm a happy guy.
What is your idea of misery?
Who are your favorite musicians?
What is your favorite food and drink?
Bacon cheese burger and a Pepsi.
What do you most dislike?
Babies that cry on planes.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
What is your present state of mind?
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Which fault in others do you most easily tolerate?
Which fault in yourself do you most easily tolerate?
When I forget stuff like a wallet or clothes somewhere.
What is your motto?
Let it snow.