Butte Olympian doesn't advance, his family is still proud
Updated On: Feb 10 2014 10:56:32 PM MST
We've been following Butte native Bradley Wilson as he competes in the 2014 Olympic games. Monday, Wilson skied in the freestyle moguls competition and made it to the second round.
Wilson's aunt and cousin, Laura and Greg Noctor, showed us pictures of the Olympic skier when he was first learning how to hit the slopes.
"Me and Brad started skiing when we were three," Greg said. "Its just crazy that I got a family that's talented enough to send two people to the most elite stage that there is for an athlete."
Wilson's brother, Bryon, won bronze in the Olympics in Vancouver in 2010. Bradley, hoping to keep that Olympic dream going, qualified for Sochi in January.
Greg said he cheered his cousin on when he took to the world's biggest stage.
Wilson made it past the qualification round, but when he got to the first finals round -- "He tried to do a big trick to get extra points and went too big on the jump and wasn't able to land it," Greg said.
Laura told us even though Wilson didn't make it far enough to go for gold, she's still proud of him for representing their family and the Mining City in front of the world.
"We're just so proud of him that it didn't really matter, he was a winner of our book anyway," Laura said.
Greg told us these Olympic games wont be the last for his cousin.
"I know that everyone's just hoping for the best for him were all proud of him to even be where he's at," he said.
Laura told us Wilson will continue to compete for the rest of the World Cups when he comes home from Sochi.