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ID One Foundation Supports Moguls Athletes

03/14/2016

PARK CITY, Utah (March 14, 2016) – When Bryon Wilson, Brad Wilson and Sho Kashima got involved with ID One USA, the distribution outfit for ID One skis in the United States, they began to think of ways they could support mogul skiing beyond just supplying equipment. As athletes themselves,...

It’s Only the Next Jump That Counts

03/09/2016

Freestyle aerials skiing is an intricate sport. Athletes speed down a steep, icy pitch at 68 kph with 160 cm skis firmly attached to their feet, vaulting off a 14-foot-high kicker and soaring 65 feet into the air. If that’s not enough, they then flip and twist their bodies with no...

Vinecki and Lillis Land Aerials NorAm Titles

03/09/2016

PARK CITY, Utah (March 9, 2016) – The 2016 aerials NorAm Grand Prix champions were crowned this past weekend at the final event of the season on March 5 at the Utah Olympic Park. Winter Vinecki (Salem, OR; EADP) and Chris Lillis (Pittsford, NY; Bristol Mountain Freestyle Team) each took home two podiums on Saturday, landing themselves their...

Johnson and Tully Take NorAm Titles

03/07/2016

KILLINGTON, Vermont (March. 7, 2016) – In the final moguls NorAm event of the season, Tess Johnson (Vail, CO) and Troy Tully (Armonk, NY) had podium finishes to solidify their spots at the top of the standings and take home the overall NorAm Grand Prix title for 2016. The finals in Killington, which took place March 5-6, featured men’s and...

Kariotis and Cota Finish Fourth in Moscow

03/05/2016

MOSCOW, Russia (March. 5, 2016) – The U.S. mogul skiers closed out the season with strong performances in the dual moguls World Cup finals. Jeremy Cota (Carabassett Valley, ME) and Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) led the U.S. team with a pair of fourth place finishes. Dylan Walczyk (Rochester, NY) and Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) also finished in the top...

Mogul Skiers End Season With Moscow City Event

03/03/2016

MOSCOW, Russia (March 3, 2016) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team moguls athletes will close out the 2015-16 season this weekend with a dual moguls city event in Moscow. This is the first-ever moguls event to be held on scaffolding, set up just outside Moscow’s city center. The same venue was used for an...

Mogul Skiers Tackle Val St. Come NorAm

02/29/2016

VAL ST. COME, Quebec (Feb. 29, 2016) – Troy Tully (Armonk, NY/Wasatch Freestyle), Kaitlyn Harrell (Morro Bay, CA; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) and Emerson Smith (Frisco, CO/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) all had top finishes at the NorAm competition held Feb. 27-28. U.S. athletes skied to a total of nine podiums over the course of the weekend...

Lillis and Vinecki Win at Val St. Come

02/29/2016

VAL ST. COME, Qubebec (Feb. 29, 2016) – In the third aerials NorAm cup event of the season in Val St. Come, Chris Lillis (Pittsford, NY; EADP) and Winter Vinecki (Salem, OR; EADP) each took home a win, leading an eight podium weekend for the U.S. athletes. Athletes competed in two competitions Feb. 25-26.

Rowley Second in Tazawako

02/27/2016

TAZAWAKO, Japan (Feb. 28, 2016) – On day two of World Cup competition in Tazawako, Tom Rowley (Long Beach, NY) battled through six rounds of dual moguls to land his second career World Cup podium, finishing second. Mikaela Matthews (Frisco, CO) was the top U.S. women’s finisher in eighth.

Wilson Returns With World Cup Win

02/26/2016

TAZAWAKO, Japan (Feb. 27, 2016) – In his first World Cup appearance since 2014, Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) made a triumphant return to competition, taking the win in moguls in Tazawako.

Wilson, a 2014 Olympian, suffered a knee injury at the World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland in December 2014. With the help of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team...

Mogul Competition Returns to Japan this Weekend

02/25/2016

TAZAWAKO, Japan (Feb. 25, 2016) – After a three-week break in competition, the FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup is back in action this weekend with moguls and dual moguls competitions Feb. 27-28 in Tazawako, Japan. With the 2015-16 World Cup season winding down, U.S. athletes are looking to post more solid results and bump up their rankings in...

Recap: Park City Moguls NorAm

02/22/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 22, 2016) – After kicking off the NorAm circuit with a strong showing in Calgary, American skiers performed once again in the moguls and dual moguls NorAm held Feb. 20-21 at Park City Mountain.

Podiums and Season Title for U.S. Aerials

02/20/2016

MINSK, Belarus (Feb. 20, 2016) – The U.S. Freestyle aerials Ski Team claimed the top spots in Saturday’s World Cup finals, with rookie Chris Lillis (Pittsford, NY) taking the win for the men and Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) landing her second victory of the season and clinching the 2016 women’s overall title.

Aerialists to Close Out Season in Belarus

02/18/2016

MINSK, Belarus (Feb. 18, 2016) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerials athletes will wrap up the 2015-16 World Cup season this weekend at World Cup finals in Minsk, Belarus. Minsk was dubbed the final competition of the season after the pre-World Championships test event in Sierra Nevada, Spain was cancelled.

EADP Athletes Soar at Lake Placid NorAm

02/16/2016

LAKE PLACID, New York (Feb. 16, 2016) – The second aerials NorAm competition of the season took place this past weekend, Feb. 13-14, at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid, NY. U.S. Both men and women competed in two days of competition, with U.S. Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP) athletes taking home nine podiums.

Americans Strong at Canada NorAm

02/16/2016

CALGARY, Alberta (Feb. 16, 2016) – U.S. moguls athletes had a strong showing in the first NorAm event of the season, held Feb. 13-14 at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Men and women competed in both single and duals competitions, with the U.S. taking 10 of 12 podium spots, including a podium sweep in both men’s events.

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Hannah Kearney Gives Back to Youth Olympians

02/16/2016

Everywhere Hannah Kearney walked in the Youth Olympic Village, she was reminded of her own Olympic experiences. Dining hall: check. Credentials: check. Security: check. Different sports and different nations: check. She could not get over the similarities between her three Olympic Winter Games and the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

U.S. Aerialists Dominate in Moscow

02/13/2016

MOSCOW, Russia (Feb. 13, 2016) – It was a great night for the U.S. Freestyle aerials ski team on the scaffolding site in downtown Moscow, with Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) landing his first win of the season. Jon Lillis (Rochester, NY) and Madison Olsen (Park City, UT) each earned their first career World Cup podiums, finishing second and third...

First Career Podium for Kauf

02/06/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 6, 2016) – World Cup rookie Jaelin Kauf (Steamboat, CO) finished out the week at the Visa Freestyle International with her first career World Cup podium, taking third in the dual moguls competition. Teammate Mikaela Matthews (Frisco, CO), who dualed against Kauf for the podium spot, posted her best finish of the week in...

Caldwell Takes Third at Deer Valley

02/05/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 5, 2016) – World Cup leader Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) put down the only triple twisting triple flip in Friday night’s super final to land her ninth World Cup podium, finishing third at the Visa Freestyle International. Alex Bowen (Springville, NY) was the top U.S. men’s finisher in sixth.

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