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USA Sweeps Podium at Junior Worlds

03/27/2014

VALMALENCO, Italy (March, 27) – U.S. athletes occupied four of six podium spots Thursday during the dual moguls competition at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships. U.S. Ski Team athlete Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) took the victory and led a U.S. podium sweep for the women after qualifying first earlier in the day. Morgan Schild (Vail,...

Three Moguls Podiums at Jr. World Championships

03/26/2014

VALMALENCO, Italy (March, 26) – At the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships earlier today, U.S. junior freestyle moguls athletes Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) and Tom Rowley (Telluride, CO) took gold and Morgan Schild (Vail, CO) took silver. The ever difficult course was no match for the strong skiing the young guns were able to throw down...

Take Five with U.S. Freestyle Ski Team's Heidi Kloser

03/24/2014

Every athlete experiences a setback during his or her career. That’s just part of sports.

But with every setback, there’s also a chance to comeback.

Liberty Mutual Insurance sat down with US Freeskiing’s...

Fourth-Straight Moguls Title for Kearney

03/21/2014

LA PLAGNE, France (March 21) – Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) claimed her fourth-straight FIS Freestyle World Cup moguls title Friday with her gold-medal run under the lights at the World Cup Finals competition. Only five points separated Kearney and Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe going into Friday’s competition, where...

Kearney Out in Front After Voss

03/16/2014

VOSS-MYRKDALEN, Norway (March 16) – Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearny (Norwich, VT) returned to the top of the World Cup standings Sunday with her win at the Voss dual moguls World Cup. Kearney faced off with rival Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe in the final round, where she took the win and took back the yellow bib with only one dual...

Kearney and Deneen Take 3rd in Voss

03/15/2014

VOSS-MYRKDALEN, Norway (March 15) – Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) skied into third Saturday despite flat light conditions at the Voss moguls World Cup, the final single moguls competition of the season. Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada took the win and the yellow bib, signifying her move back on top of the moguls...

2014 U.S. Freestyle Junior Worlds Team Named

03/10/2014

PARK CITY, UT (March 10) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 16 talented athletes to the 2014 U.S. Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships Ski Team on Monday. The FIS Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships are set for March 25-27 in Valmalenco, Italy and feature aerials, moguls and dual moguls events. Headlining the...

Kearney Back On Top in Inawashiro

03/02/2014

INAWASHIRO, Japan (March 2) – Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) retook her spot at the top of the World Cup moguls standings Sunday with a win at the Inawashiro dual moguls competition. She answered swiftly after a DNF Saturday to take back the yellow bib from Canada’s Justine Dufour-Lapointe, who finished ninth Sunday. Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA)...

Wilson First and McPhie Second in Japan

03/01/2014

INAWASHIRO, Japan (Mar. 1) – Olympian Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) earned his second career World Cup victory Saturday in a strong return to World Cup moguls competition after the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Fellow Olympic Team member Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) took her first podium of the season with second in the women’s event set on the...

Deer Valley to Host U.S. Freestyle Champs

02/26/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 26) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has now confirmed Deer Valley Resort as the site for the 2014 USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships Mar. 28 – Mar. 30. The world-class World Cup site will host U.S. athletes as they come together for the final event of the season to battle it out for the U.S. title. Leading the team...

Sochi Olympic Winter Games Recap

02/23/2014

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 23) – A record-matching 17 Team USA skiers and snowboarders left the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with medals, including a record eight gold. From Sage Kotsenburg’s opening day slopestyle snowboarding gold to teen Mikaela Shiffrin’s brilliant slalom win under the lights Friday night, the American athletes electrified Sochi...

Bohonnon Fifth in First Olympics

02/17/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 17) – Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) pulled out an impressive fifth Monday during his first-ever Olympic appearance at the men’s aerials event of the 2014 Sochi Games. The USSA Team Academy student landed a full double full full, but did not advance to the four-man super final, where Anton Kushnir of Belarus earned gold....

Cook Eighth in Sochi Aerials

02/14/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 14) – Three-time Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) landed the top result for the USA in eighth Friday night during her final Olympic appearance at the women’s aerials event of the 2014 Sochi Games. Alla Tsuper of Belarus went on to earn the gold medal ahead of 2010 Olympic champion Mengtao Xu of China, who settled for...

Deneen Sixth in Moguls

02/10/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 10) - Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) skied his way into the medal finals, ending up sixth in the Olympic moguls competition at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Canada's Alex Bilodeau made history, becoming the first freestyle athlete to repeat gold. His teammate Mikael Kingsbury won silver with Russia's Alexandr Smyshlyaev...

Kearney Takes Moguls Bronze

02/08/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) – One kick-out at the top of a rugged moguls course stole gold from Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT). The veteran Kearney reigned in a wild run to earn an Olympic bronze medal during a fierce women’s moguls super final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Saturday night. While she didn't win a...

Kearney Leads Sochi Qualifications

02/06/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 6) – Women's moguls kicked off Thursday with the first round of Olympic qualifications. Defending Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) took the top spot and Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) finished fourth, automatically advancing them to the semifinal round of 20. Kearney is gunning for her second gold medal and...

U.S. Moguls Squad Talks Sochi Venue

02/03/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 3) - A vibrant U.S. Freestyle Moguls squad expressed confidence in their abilities on the Rosa Khutor venue at an opening press conference Monday at the Gorki Press Center. Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) and Heidi Kloser (Vail, CO) talked about their first Olympic experiences. Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) revealed tips...

Olympic Freestyle Team Announced

01/21/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 21) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of nine moguls and aerials athletes to the U.S. Olympic Freestyle Ski Team. The team will be led by reigning Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney and Olympians Patrick Deneen, Heather McPhie, Emily Cook and Ashley Caldwell. The athletes were nominated based on...

Wilson Sochi Bound

01/19/2014

VAL ST. COME, QC (Jan. 19) – Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) secured his spot on the U.S. Olympic freestyle team Sunday with a third-place finish at the moguls FIS World Cup at Val St. Come. It was his second podium in a week after his third-place finish at Lake Placid Jan. 15, giving him the minimum criteria for qualification. Alex Bilodeau of...

Bohonnon Rookie of the Year

01/18/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 18) – Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) 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. Veteran Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) took the top U.S. result in fifth Saturday while Mike Rossi (Long Valley, NJ) finished sixth for the men, his season-best result...

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