Freestyle News

Bohonnon Leads Once Again in Belarus


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...

McKinnon Returns to the Podium


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 3, 2017) – The best aerialists in the world put on a fantastic show in front of thousands fan on Friday night at the Visa Freestyle International. Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) landed her first podium of the season, finishing second on her home turf and putting herself one step closer to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Emotional Win For Schild at Deer Valley


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 2, 2017) – The atmosphere at the first night of the Visa Freestyle International was electric, with the best moguls athletes in the world battling it out for the Putnam Investments Freestyle Challenge title. In the end, it was American Morgan Schild (Rochester, NY) who landed on top of the podium, adding another victory to...

Olympic Qualification Begins at Visa Freestyle International


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 31, 2017) – The best aerials and moguls skiers in the world return to Deer Valley Resort once again this week for the Visa Freestyle International – the biggest FIS Freestyle World Cup of the season. Moguls, aerials and dual moguls events will take place Feb. 2 - 4, with the aerials competition on Feb. 3 marking the first...

Dziemian and Rowley Step Up in Calgary


CALGARY, Alberta (Jan. 28, 2017) – The FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup tour wrapped up its third North American stop on Saturday at the Canada Olympic Park. Tom Rowley (Long Beach, NY) and Nessa Dziemian (East Hampstead, NH) were the top U.S. Ski Team athletes in the...

Moguls World Cup Continues in Calgary


CALGARY, AB (Jan. 26, 2017) – The FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup makes its fourth stop of the tour this weekend in the Canadian metropolis of Calgary, Alberta. Athletes will compete in a single moguls competition at the Canada Olympic Park on Saturday, Jan. 28.

McCargo and Murphy Top Americans in Quebec


VAL ST COME, Quebec (Jan. 21, 2017) – The U.S. mogul skiers put up a strong showing against a tough field at the FIS Freestyle World Cup at Val St. Come on Saturday. Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) and Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME) were the top U.S. athletes, finishing sixth and 10th respectively.

McKinnon and Bohonnon Crowned National Champs


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 19, 2017) – After hosting the Putnam Investment Freestyle Cup last weekend, aerials action continued at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid, NY with the U.S. Freestyle Aerials National Championships. Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) and Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) led the U.S. team, both winning the national titles.

Mogul Skiers Carry Momentum into Val St. Come


VAL ST. COME, Quebec (Jan. 19, 2017) – After a successful showing on home snow in Lake Placid, NY, the U.S. Ski Team moguls athletes are moving on to the second of four North American FIS Freestyle World Cups at Val St. Come. Men’s and women’s competitions will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21.

Caldwell and Bohonnon Soar to Podium Finishes


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 14, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team aerials athletes put on a show at the Olympic Jumping Complex Saturday night to close out the Putnam Investments Freestyle Cup weekend. Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) and Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) both landed on the podium, with Caldwell taking the win for the women and Bohonnon finishing...