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Bohonnon Rookie of the Year

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2014-01-18 22:30
 

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. China took four of six podium spots including winners Guangpu Qi for the men and Nina Li for the women. Saturday was the final qualifying event for the aerials squad before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The team will be named in late January.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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. He earned his career-first podium last week with a second-place finish in Val St. Come.
  • 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.
  • Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) qualified in second place, but had a difficult finals jump and ended the night in 11th. Maddie Gorelik (Park City, UT) landed 14th.
  • Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) finished 12th with Rookie of the Year Mac Bohonnon right behind in 13th.
  • China took four of six podium spots including winners Guangpu Qi for the men and Nina Li for the women.
  • The weather was unseasonably warm and finals ended under light snow, but a huge crowd was on hand to cheer on the athletes.
  • Saturday was the final qualifying event for the aerials squad before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The team will be named in late January.

QUOTES
Emily Cook
There is nothing I would have changed over the course of these four years and now it's just a waiting game. I would be lying if I said I didn't come here to get a podium, but I know I’ve done the best that I can and I'm comfortable with that. 

Mac Bohonnon
At the beginning of the season I didn't even know if I would have World Cup starts. Luckily I got to go to Val St Come where I competed triples for the fist time, made finals for the first time and ended up second. I didn't have any huge expectations going into this season other than to have a good time and not think about it too much. Getting this award was a really great way to cap off the World Cup season. 

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Official Women’s Results

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