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World Cup Season Kicks Off in Ruka

12/10/2015

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 10, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Moguls Ski Team returns to competition this Saturday as the 2015-16 FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup kicks offs in Ruka, Finland. Athletes will have two days of official training before the Dec. 12 dual moguls event. Twelve athletes from the U.S. team will go head-to-head against a stacked...

2016 Moguls Team Named

12/08/2015

RUKA, FINLAND (Dec. 8, 2015) – A stacked field of 19 athletes, including World Cup winner K.C. Oakley (Piedmont, CA), national champions Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME), Nessa Dziemian (East Hampstead, NH) and Tom Rowley (Long Beach, NY), and Olympians Heidi Kloser (Vail, CO), Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA), Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) and Bryon Wilson (...

The Road Less Traveled: Jeremy Bloom

12/08/2015

In an interview with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), U.S. Freestyle Ski Team alum and USSA Trustee Jeremy Bloom reflects on his athletic careers in skiing and football and how keeping sports clean is a cause he now gladly champions.

“The global fight to keep sports clean is really challenging,” said Bloom. “We need to continue to do...

Athletes Give Back: Emily Cook

12/05/2015

When discussing how three-time Olympic aerialist Emily Cook gives back to the Park City community, it might be quicker to list the local organizations she isn't involved with.

From The Speedy Foundation to the Youth Sports Alliance to Kids Play International, Cook is involved with nonprofits at the local, national and global level.

Happy Thanksgiving from the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team

11/25/2015

With the competition and holiday seasons overlapping, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes rarely get to spend Thanksgiving at home. But, whether they are preparing turkey with their family or working up an appetite training with their teammates, there’s a lot to be thankful for. We asked a few of the athletes what they’re most thankful for this...

Aerial Site Build Begins at Utah Olympic Park

11/20/2015

Park City, UT (Nov. 20, 2015) – Since the water ramps at the Utah Olympic Park closed for the season in October, the U.S. Freestyle aerial ski team has been itching to get on snow. With colder temperatures and a solid snow base, the athletes are scheduled to start jumping this Saturday. But before anyone can jump, they need to construct the...

Get Ski-Season Ready with Hannah Kearney

11/12/2015

The snow is already falling in the mountains but there is still time to get your body ready for the upcoming ski season. Here are some exercises that Olympic gold medal winner Hannah Kearney uses daily in her training. See if you can keep up! 

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Freestyle Summer Camp Recap

11/11/2015

A productive summer preparation period is key to helping U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes dominate during the competition season. With both teams gearing up for 2015-16, we’re looking back at exactly what teams accomplished at camps in Park City, Utah and Zermatt, Switzerland this summer/fall and getting a glimpse of what we can expect to see...

Kearney Talks Warren Miller

10/21/2015

Hannah Kearney joined Tyler Tate on 120 Sports to talk about her participation in Warren Miller’s 66th film Chasing Shadows. Kearney and her U.S. Freestyle Ski Team teammates are featured during a segment of the film focused on the Visa Freestyle International at Deer...

Troy Murphy: What Makes a Champion

10/15/2015

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,...

K.C. Oakley’s Tour de Oregon

08/25/2015

During the off-season, athletes of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team like to get creative with their training. And, being Olympic-level competitors, they tend to have an all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to athletic activities. When she had to skip an on-snow camp in Australia due to a stress reaction in her foot, mogul skier K.C. Oakley grabbed...

Vote for Hannah Kearney as Sportswoman of the Year

08/18/2015

Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) has been named as a finalist for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2015 Sportswoman of the Year Award.

Founded in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation works with girls and women to advance their lives through sports and...

Cancerversary Fundraiser

08/11/2015

When her dad was diagnosed with melanoma four years ago, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerialist Maddy Olsen began thinking of ways she could help her dad as well as other people fighting the battle against cancer. This month, Olsen is organizing a Cancerversary Fundraiser at the Utah Olympic Park in her hometown of Park City, UT.

Hannah Kearney: 6 Things I’ve Learned From Mogul Skiing

07/14/2015

National Champion. World Cup Champion. Olympic Gold Medalist. These are just a few of the titles Hannah Kearney earned over the course of her athletic career. While there’s no exact formula for success, Kearney learned a thing or two along the way. She shares six of the most important tips that helped her become one of the best mogul skiers...

Athletes Make a Splash at Pool Grand Opening

06/29/2015

PARK CITY, UT (June 29, 2015) – Thousands of winter sport supporters and fans gathered at the Utah Olympic Park on Saturday evening to celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool. Attendees were treated to a picture-perfect evening featuring a high-flying acrobatic show from...

Play Positive Poll: Respecting Officials

06/29/2015

We are losing officials in youth sports because athletes, coaches, and worst of all fans, are not showing them good sportsmanship. Officials are people too and deserve the same respect as your teammates and opponents.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® asks, what step will you take to show...

Training Begins on New Big Air Jumps

06/23/2015

PARK CITY, UT (June 23, 2015) – After nine months of construction, athletes took their first jumps into the new Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) on Monday, June 22. A grand opening celebration for the newly renovated facility will be held on Saturday, June 27. The event will include a special evening...

Q&A: What’s Next for Heather McPhie?

06/09/2015

Heather McPhie’s 18-year mogul skiing career is chock-full of athletic accomplishments: 15 World Cup podiums, two National Championship titles, three World Championship appearances and two Olympic games. Through the highs and lows, McPhie stayed true to herself and what she believes in, ensuring those years of her life would be something she...

Eddy Joins U.S. Freestyle Moguls Staff

06/02/2015

Park City, UT (June 3, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has named long-time coach and veteran World Cup athlete Glenn Eddy as its C Team coach. Eddy was one of the pioneers of freestyle at Killington Mountain School, participating as a student and an athlete before making his way up the coaching ranks.

“With over 30 years of freestyle...

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,...

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