|Born||January 22, 2002|
Mission Viejo, California
|Residence||Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania|
|Home town||Mission Viejo, California|
|Alma mater||Wilson High School (Pennsylvania)|
|Event(s)||Parallel Giant Slalom|
|Club||Ski Roundtop Racing Club|
|Team||United States Snowboard Racing Team|
|Coached by||Neil Sunday|
Mika Kizuka (born January 22, 2002) is an American professional alpine snowboarder. Kizuka is an athlete for the United States Snowboard Racing Team and the Ski Roundtop Racing Club located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She has represented the United States of America at the 2019 International Ski Federation Snowboarding Junior World Championships. She has also qualified to represent the United States of America at the 2020 International Ski Federation Snowboarding Junior World Championships before it was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kizuka was born on January 22, 2002 in Mission Viejo, California. When she was two years old, her parents Makoto Kizuka and Carrie Kizuka and sister Kaiya Kizuka moved to Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. Mika was taught how to snowboard at a young age of two years old by her parents. She and her sister, Kaiya, learned how to snowboard at Bear Creek Ski and Recreation Area. Kizuka competed at her first amateur snowboarding competition in 2012 under the United States Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) in the Mid-Atlantic Series. KIzuka later joined her current racing organization, the Ski Roundtop Racing Club (SRRC) located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 2013-14. In 2014, she attended her first USASA National Championships at Copper Mountain and ended 10th for Parallel Slalom and 14th for Parallel Giant Slalom. Kizuka competed at her first professional and international race in 2017 and has continued to compete in International Ski Federation sanctioned parallel giant slalom and parallel slalom events.
Kizuka attended the Goddard School of Wyomissing before attending Green Valley Elementary in the Wilson School District. She then attended Wilson West Middle School and then Wilson High School (Pennsylvania). In high school, Kizuka participated in the high school marching band for fives years (starting in eighth grade), with three years apart of the drumline and two years as drum major. She also participated in regional and state level Technology Student Association competitions. In her senior year, Kizuka was nominated for the Berks' Best performing arts award and was a finalist for the computer science award. Kizuka is currently attending Lehigh University. to earn an Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts, and Sciences (IDEAS). After earning her Bachelors of Science, Kizuka plans to earn a Master's degree in mechanical engineering or computer science and to enter the work force as a mechanical engineer, computer scientist, or a product designer.
Major snowboarding results
|Event Date||Place||Event Name||Location|
|4/1/2014||10||USASA Nationals Slalom||Copper Mountain|
|4/2/2014||14||USASA Natinals Giant Slalom||Copper Mountain|
|3/29/2015||7||USASA Nationals Slalom||Copper Mountain|
|4/1/2015||5||USASA Nationals Giant Slalom||Copper Mountain|
|4/3/2016||8||USASA Nationals Slalom||Copper Mountain|
|4/7/2016||7||USASA Nationals Giant Slalom||Copper Mountain|
|4/2/2017||3||USASA Nationals Slalom||Copper Mountain|
|4/6/2017||20||USASA Nationals Giant Slalom||Copper Mountain|
|12/9/2017||7||NorAm Giant Slalom||Howelsen Hill|
|12/10/2017||8||NorAm Slalom||Howelsen Hill|
|12/15/2017||13||NorAm Slalom||Buck Hill|
|12/16/2017||8||Junior NorAm Slalom||Buck Hill|
|12/16/2017||11||NorAm Slalom||Buck Hill|
|12/17/2017||13||NorAm Slalom||Buck Hill|
|2/1/2018||20||NorAm Giant Slalom||Holiday Valley|
|2/2/2018||18||NorAm Giant Slalom||Holiday Valley|
|4/1/2018||4||USASA Nationals Slalom||Copper Mountain|
|4/5/2018||3||USASA Nationals Giant Slalom||Copper Mountain|
|12/8/2018||11||NorAm Giant Slalom||Howelsen Hill|
|12/9/2018||16||NorAm Slalom||Howelsen Hill|
|12/14/2018||18||NorAm Slalom||Buck Hill|
|12/15/2018||7||Junior NorAm Slalom||Buck Hill|
|12/15/2018||16||NorAm Slalom||Buck Hill|
|12/16/2018||16||NorAm Slalom||Buck Hill|
|1/3/2019||11||NorAm Giant Slalom||Le Relais|
|1/4/2019||12||NorAm Giant Slalom||Le Relais|
|2/28/2019||16||NorAm Giant Slalom||Holiday Valley|
|3/1/2019||15||NorAm Giant Slalom||Holiday Valley|
|3/4/2019||18||NorAm Giant Slalom||Blue Mountain|
|3/5/2019||15||NorAm Slalom||Blue Mountain|
|4/2/2019||40||FIS Junior World Championships Giant Slalom||Rogla|
|4/3/2019||36||FIS Junior World Championships Slalom||Rogla|
|12/20/2019||16||FIS Slalom||Buck Hill|
|12/20/2019||9||Junior NorAm Slalom||Buck Hill|
|12/21/2019||15||NorAm Slalom||Buck Hill|
|12/22/2019||18||NorAm Slalom||Buck Hill|
|1/10/2020||10||FIS Giant Slalom||Tremblant|
|1/23/2020||14||NorAm Giant Slalom||Steamboat Springs|
|1/24/2020||10||NorAm Slalom||Howelsen Hill|
|1/25/2020||10||FIS GiantSlalom||Howelsen Hill|
|2/3/2020||12||NorAm Giant Slalom||Holiday Valley|
|2/4/2020||14||NorAm Giant Slalom||Holiday Valley|
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- "USSRT | Meet the team".
- "ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Brady Mason – Mika Kizuka – Ski Round Top Race Club".
- "Snowboard & Freestyle Teams Announced for 2019 Junior World Championships". U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
- "USASA: Member Details: Mika Kizuka". www.usasa.org.
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- "Mask Off Episode One: Mika Kizuka - The Brown and White". October 16, 2020.
- "Integrated Engineering, Arts, Sciences Program at Lehigh University". www.lehigh.edu.
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