At 22 years old, Jon Lillis is one of the seasoned veterans leading a strong group of talented aerialists on the national team.
Mac Bohonnon took his first victory of the season as teammate Jon Lillis finished second, while Madison Olsen was third for the U.S. women Saturday night in Moscow.
Ashley Caldwell earned herself another World Cup podium in Beijing, finishing second in the qualifying round of Sunday’s team event.
Ashley Caldwell laid down a solid triple twisting triple flip to win the FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup opener.
The U.S. Freestyle Aerials Ski Team will kick off its World Cup season this weekend in Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest stadium.
Freestyle World Champs Team Named
Dylan Ferguson and Emily Cook led the U.S. Ski Team with fifths in the aerials season opener in China.
Lillis on Podium
Lillis, McKinnon Take Silver and Bronze
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This Bristol Mountain Race Club product is now a veteran on the national team. After strong performances on the NorAm and World Cup circuits in 2013, Jon moved to the World Cup full time. He continued to progress and earned a career-best fourth at the pristine Deer Valley site in addition to three other top-20 results in 2014. Jon stayed consistent in the 2015 season, posting five top-10 finishes on the World Cup circuit, helping secure the Nations Cup for the aerials team at World Cup finals. In 2016, he landed his first career World Cup podium with a second place finish in Moscow.
OFF THE SNOW
FIS Junior World Championships