David Morris is Australia's first male aerial skier to make a World Cup podium (Lake Placid, Jan 2013) and then win a World Cup (Bukovel, UKR, Feb 2013. He finished the 2012/13 season ranked number two in the world. A fantastic result after taking a break from the sport and not contesting a single World Cup in the 2011/12 season.
Morris became Australia's second male Olympian in aerial skiing when he competed at Vancouver 2010 and just missed the final in 13th place, following a fantastic competition. Jonathon Sweet was the first in 1998.
Morris seemed destined to be a champion in aerial skiing after he first learnt to ski aged three and started gymnastics aged four. But it was around 15 years later that he met former world number one and dual Olympian Kirstie Marshall back in 2004. He worked with Marshall and other Australian coaches and slowly forced his way on to the aerials team with the girls and competed in his first NorAm Cups in early 2008. He then made his World Cup and World Championships debut in early 2009 a year out from the Vancouver Olympics.
Morris helps promote his sport by producing entertaining videos of the intense gym and water jump sessions to highlight what it takes to be a world leading aerial skier.