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U.S. Freestyle 2015-16 Team Nominations

05/11/2015

The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has announced its nominations for the 2015-16 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

Each athlete accepting the nomination to U.S. Freestyle Ski Team receives a high level of world class program support,...

Top Moments of the 2015 Freestyle Season

04/10/2015

The athletes of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team have a lot of fond memories to look back on from the 2015 season. In addition to four medals at the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships, the moguls and aerials teams combined to bring home eight of the 12 major FIS World Cup awards. While one veteran bid ado to a sport she...

Gnoza Takes Over as Moguls Head Coach

04/08/2015

PARK CITY, UT (April 08, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has announced the promotion of Matt Gnoza to head moguls coach. Gnoza, who coached the moguls C team for the 2014-15 season, has over 20 years of freestyle leadership and coaching experience acting as a moguls coach and freestyle program director at the Killington Mountain School in...

Athletes Host ID One USA Pro Mogul Camp

03/31/2015

Park City, UT (March 31, 2015) – Moguls skiers at every level will have the opportunity to learn from Best in The World U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes this summer at ID One USA’s Pro Mogul camp. Hosted on the Blackcomb Glacier in Whistler, British Columbia, the Pro Mogul camp is coached by eight national mogul team members who spend over two...

U.S. Titles for Rowley and Dziemian

03/29/2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 29, 2015) – After taking second and third place in the moguls competition, Nessa Dziemian (East Hampstead, NH) and Tom Rowley (Long Beach, NY) battled their U.S. teammates to take the title of dual moguls national champions at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships in Steamboat Springs, CO. World Cup winner K.C....

First U.S. Title for World Cup Champ

03/28/2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 28, 2015) - One of the most remarkable aerials season in the history of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team came to a close Saturday on a hot spring day in Steamboat Springs with some electrifying jumping at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships. World Cup champion Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) capped the season...

Kearney and Murphy Take Mogul National Titles

03/27/2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 27, 2015) – With the spring sun heating up, fans flocked to the Voodoo mogul run at Steamboat Resort to watch the best mogul skiers in the nation compete at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships. Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) added a fourth mogul national title to her impressive career, while Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME...

Junior Worlds Gold for Harrison Smith

03/24/2015

VALMALENCO, Italy (March 24, 2015) – In a stacked field of competitors, Harrison Smith (Pittsford, NY) put down two clean jumps to take the win at the 2015 FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. Teammate Elle Gaudette (Maple Grove, MN) took bronze for the women.

With heavy, wet snow falling on the knoll, the conditions...

Hannah Kearney: Records and Personal Character

03/17/2015

USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Hannah Kearney's remarkable 46th World Cup win – tying her with the famed Donna Weinbrecht – and her impending retirement in this week's Behind the Gold.

Storybook Record for Hannah Kearney

03/15/2015

MEGEVE, France (March 15, 2015) – Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) capped her illustrious World Cup career with a storybook finish, winning the season finale dual moguls for her 46th career victory. Kearney matched the record held since 1997 by fellow American Olympic champion Donna Weinbrecht. She also walked away with...

Breakthrough Podium for Rowley

03/15/2015

MEGEVE, France (March 15, 2015) – With the door closing on his first full season on the World Cup tour, Thomas Rowley (Long Beach, NY) will be taking home some hardware. Rowley battled through five rounds of dual moguls to land his first career World Cup podium, finishing second behind World Champion Anthony Benna of France.

U.S. Freestyle Announces 2015 Junior Worlds Team

03/06/2015

U.S. Freestyle Announces 2015 Junior Worlds Team

PARK CITY, UT (March 6, 2015) – A strong team of 16 athletes, including Morgan Schild (Pittsford, NY), Bruce Perry Jr. (Winter Park, CO), Chris Lillis (Rochester, NY) and Elle Gaudette (Maple Grove, MN), will represent the U.S. at the 2015 FIS Freestyle/Freeskiing Junior...

USA Titles in Belarus

03/01/2015

MINSK, Belarus (March 1, 2015) – The U.S. aerials team closed out the 2015 season on a high note, with Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) jumping to her second World Cup win of the season and Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) taking season titles, each finishing second. Bohonnon and McKinnon formally claimed their positions...

First World Cup Win for Schild

03/01/2015

TAZAWAKO, Japan (March 1, 2015) – After a top 5 finish in Saturday’s mogul competition, Morgan Schild (Pittsford, NY) powered through four rounds of dual moguls to claim her first World Cup podium and win. Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) landed her seventh World Cup podium of the 2015 season with third place. Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME)...

Two U.S. Podiums at Tazawako Moguls

02/28/2015

TAZAWAKO, Japan (Feb. 28, 2015) – On a snowy day in Japan, Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) claimed her fourth World Cup win of the 2015 season, besting Japan’s Junko Hoshino and Canada’s Audrey Robichaud. Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) earned his first World Cup podium of the season, finishing second behind Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury.

Three Event Weekend for U.S. Freestyle

02/25/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 25, 2015) – With only three tour stops left, the 2015 FIS Freestyle World Cup season is coming to a close. Both the mogul and aerial teams have been performing well on the World Cup all season, and fans can expect them to keep the momentum rolling heading into the last few weeks of competition.

Aerial Podiums All Around in Moscow

02/21/2015

MOSCOW, Russia (Feb. 21, 2015) – Just three weeks after winning his first World Cup in front of a hometown crowd in Lake Placid, NY, Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) jumped to his second consecutive World Cup win atop a scaffolding set up in the streets of Moscow. Teammates Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) also landed on...

Moguls Team Performs at Val St. Come

02/07/2015

VAL ST. COME, QC (Feb. 7, 2015) – Skiing on the home turf of the strong Canadian freestyle team, five American athletes finished in the top 10 at the FIS Freestyle World Cup in Val St. Come. American Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) took the win for the women and secured the World Cup leader yellow bib for the first time this season. Troy Murphy (...

Tears on a Storybook Night in Lake Placid

02/04/2015

An athlete's first World Cup win is a special one. What does it mean to win on home snow in a place full of memories, surrounded by family and friends? USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look in this week's Behind the Gold.

As an athletic coach, you learn that it’s OK to cry. Coaches have a lonely job, laboring hours on end to help...

Americans Solid at Lake Placid Team Event

01/31/2015

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 31, 2015) – Crowds braved the sub-zero tempuratures and gathered at the Olympic Jumping Complex to watch the Putnam Investments Lake Placid Freestyle Cup aerials team competition on Saturday night. Two USA teams advanced to the eight team final. USA Team 1, consisting of Si Ning Chan (Maine, NY) Alex Bowen (Springville, NY...

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