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USSA Names Freestyle Junior Worlds Team

03/21/2017

PARK CITY, UT (March 21, 2017) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has announced the team of 14 moguls and aerials athletes that will represent the USA at the 2017 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. Competitions are scheduled for April 3-5.

Behind the Gold: I Got This

03/14/2017

USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Ashley Caldwell's first World Championship gold medal in this week's Behind the Gold.

As her plane approached Malaga on the southern coast of Spain, Ashley Caldwell reflected on the World Cup season. It had been nearly three months since she opened defense of her World Cup aerials title...

Caldwell and Lillis Sweep Aerials Gold at Worlds

03/10/2017

SIERRA NEVADA (Mar. 10, 2017) – If you would have told Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) and Jon Lillis (Rochester, NY) when they first met nine years ago, that they would win the World Championships together, they wouldn’t have believed you. But that’s exactly what happened Friday night at the 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World...

Double World Champs Medals for USA in Duals

03/09/2017

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 9, 2017) – U.S. Ski Team athletes Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) and Jaelin Kauf (Alta, WY) battled against the world’s best to capture silver and bronze in dual moguls at the 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships.

Wilson’s silver medal is the first World Championship medal of his career and the...

Wilson Leads USA in World Championships Opener

03/08/2017

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 8, 2017) – Abundant sunshine and great mogul skiing kicked off the first day of the 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships. U.S. athletes ended the first of two moguls events with a fifth place finish from Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) and a 10th place finish from Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO).

2017 Freestyle World Championships Team Named

03/06/2017

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 6, 2017) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has announced the team of 16 moguls and aerials athletes that will represent the USA at the 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain. The largest international competition outside of the Olympics, the World...

Lillis Lands a Top Five in Moscow

03/05/2017

MOSCOW (March 4, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team aerials athletes took their last jumps of the World Cup season Saturday night in front of thousands of fans in Moscow. Jon Lillis (Rochester, NY) earned the top finish for the U.S. team, landing just off the podium in fourth.

Aerials World Cup Tour Concludes in Moscow

03/01/2017

MOSCOW (March 1, 2017) – The best aerialists in the world will close out the 2016-17 World Cup season this weekend with a night event in Moscow. Competition will take place Saturday, March 4 on a scaffolding site just outside of the city center.

Podium for Wilson in World Cup Finale

02/26/2017

CHONGLI, China (Feb. 26, 2017) – Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) closed out the FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup season on the podium with a third place finish at Thaiwoo Ski Resort on Sunday.

After missing finals in the singles competition on Saturday, Wilson put it all on the line on Sunday, battling through multiple close duals and advance to...

Bohonnon Leads Once Again in Belarus

02/25/2017

MINSK, Belarus (Feb. 25, 2017) – The FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup was back in action Saturday with jumpers taking flight just outside of the Belarusian capital of Minsk. The U.S. Ski Team men’s aerials athletes were strongly represented in the final rounds, with Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT), Alex Bowen (Springville, NY), Eric Loughran (Pelham...

Another Strong Finish for Murphy in China

02/25/2017

CHONGLI, China (Feb. 24, 2017) – It was an exciting day of competition at Thaiwoo Ski Resort as the best mogul skiers in the world tried out a new course and laid it all on the line in the final singles competition of the season. Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME) was the top U.S. finisher, landing just off the podium in fourth.

Freestyle Skiers Ready for Two-Event Weekend

02/23/2017

CHONGLI, China (Feb. 23, 2017) – This weekend, China’s Thaiwoo Ski Resort and Minsk, Belarus will host stops on the FIS Freestyle World Cup tour. Moguls athletes will compete in the final two competitions of the season Feb. 25-26 at Thaiwoo, while aerialists will fly high on Feb. 25 in Minsk.

Brad Wilson: What Makes A Champion

02/22/2017

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

Debut Win for Jaelin Kauf

02/18/2017

SENBOKU CITY, Japan (Feb. 19, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team moguls squad made the final day of competition at Tazawako Ski Resort a memorable one with two athletes on the dual moguls podium. Jaelin Kauf (Alta, WY) skied to her first-career World Cup win, with teammate Olivia Giaccio (Redding, CT) joining her on the podium with a third place finish...

Wilson Top American in Tazawako Moguls

02/18/2017

SENBOKU CITY, Japan (Feb. 18, 2017) – Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) led the charge for the U.S. moguls team on the first day of competition at Tazawako Ski Resort, landing just off the podium in fourth place.

After a rainy day of training on Friday, the Tazawako event crew worked hard to keep the course in tip-top shape, leading to a great...

Mogul Skiers Gear Up for Two Events in Japan

02/16/2017

SENBOKU CITY, Japan (Feb. 16, 2017) – After a successful Olympic test event in PyeongChang, South Korea last week, the FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup tour is moving on to the second-to-last stop of the season at Tazawako Ski Resort in Japan. Athletes will compete in both moguls and dual moguls Feb. 18-19.

Kauf and Murphy Fifth in Korea

02/11/2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Feb. 11, 2017) – The FIS Freestyle World Cup closed out its stop in PyeongChang with an intense moguls competition under the lights. Jaelin Kauf (Alta, WY) and Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME) skied strong to claim the top U.S. team spots with a pair of fifth place finishes.

With no particularly difficult jumps or bumps...

Third for Bohonnon at Olympic Test Event

02/10/2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Feb. 10, 2017) – The world’s best aerials athletes put the 2018 Olympic site to the test, working through windy conditions to put on a show and demonstrate their sport 364 days ahead of opening ceremonies. Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) proudly led the U.S. Ski Team aerials squad, landing his second podium finish of the...

Freestyle Team Tests Out PyeongChang Venues

02/08/2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Feb. 8, 2017) – One year from now, the best winter sport athletes in the world will descend upon PyeongChang, South Korea for the 23rd Olympic Winter Games. This week, the U.S. Ski Team moguls and aerials athletes will get their first taste of the Olympic venues when they compete in an official test event Feb. 10 - 11...

Kauf Podiums Again at Deer Valley

02/05/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 4, 2017) – In a way, it was déjà vu all over again - a repeat of last season as American Jaelin Kauf (Alta, WY) matched her third place finish in dual moguls in the Visa Freestyle International World Cup at Deer Valley Resort. But beyond...

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