Young Mac Bohonnon is proving that consistency is the extra edge needed to be successful in aerials. He brought that extra edge to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and walked away with a fifth place finish! (Getty Images/AFP/Franck Fife)
Beijing’s famous Bird’s Nest will see some high-flying action this weekend.
Mac Bohonnon had a stellar performance at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, earning a fifth place finish at his first Olympic berth.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has now confirmed Deer Valley Resort as the site for the 2014 U.S. Freestyle Championships Mar. 28 – Mar. 30.
Mac Bohonnon pulled out an impressive fifth Monday during his first-ever Olympic appearance at the men’s aerials event of the 2014 Sochi Games.
Nine athletes, including Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney, will be representing the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team in Sochi.
Mac Bohonnon was named the FIS World Cup Rookie of the Year at the final World Cup aerials event of the season Saturday at snowy Lake Placid.
Bohonnon Takes Career First Podium
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 35 talented athletes who are currently competing at the 2013 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships March 26-31 at Valmalenco, Italy.
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Skiing before he turned two years old, Mac Bohonnon is right at home on the snow. After getting his start at Stratton Mountain, he further built on his skill set in Dmitriy Kavunov’s Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP).
He says he owes all his success to his family. “My path to the U.S. Ski Team was long and rigorous, but very rewarding,” he says. “I couldn't have made it without the help of my current and previous coaches, and most importantly my family and friends.”
The 2012 season was a breakout year for Bohonnon, proving his strength on the aerials circuit. Four NorAm podiums led to a career-high third-place ranking. A bronze medal at the National Championships topped it off on a high note.
2013 wasn't much different, and lead the way to a phenomenal 2014 season, when he earned a second-place finish in Val St. Come. That game-changing result punched his ticket to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Competing against athletes nearly twice his age, Bohonnon produced stellar jump after jump and earned a fifth-place finish at his first Olympic berth–at only 19 years old.
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