Born and bred in the midwest, you won’t find a more humble kid than Chris Laker. Showing a ton of talent and promise, Lake-Dog made the trek out west to Utah where he’s been based for a few years as he steadily climbs the competition circuit ranks. Knee injuries might have derailed Laker for a a year and half, but he’s put that in the rear view mirror with a couple convincing podiums and a strong finish at the US Olympic Qualifier finals. He’s currently balancing contests with filming for Tom Wallisch’s Good Company. He’s healthy, he’s young and he’s hungry; the rest of ski industry has been warned.