Emily Cook jumps in the Women's Aerials USANA Lake Placid FIS Freestyle World Cup in Lake Placid, New York. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 21) – Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) and Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) both made the top 10 in the USANA Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, Saturday. Ferguson and Cook both finished 8th. Standing on top of the podium was Mengtao XU of China for the women and Thomas Lambert of Switzerland for the men. The FIS Freestyle World Cup continues Jan. 28-29 in Calgary, AB, with both aerials and moguls competition before returning to Deer Valley, UT Feb. 2-4 for the Visa Freestyle International.
Dylan Ferguson threw a huge full double full-full to finish 8th. Ferguson was in the finals for the second consecutive night.
Emily Cook, who qualified second, was joined in the finals by Allison Lee (Manchester, CT). Cook ended in 8th, Lee 12th.
Making the top 20 for the U.S. was Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) 14th, Maddy Olsen (Park City, UT) 17th, Madie Gorelik (Park City, UT) 18th, and for the men, Alex Bowen (Springville, NY) ended 19th.
China’s women swept the podium for the second night in a row.
QUOTES Emily Cook It's always really great to compete here in Lake Placid. We have a really strong support system each and every time we come here. There is always a great crowd under the lights and it's always really fun.
Two eight place finishes aren't exactly what I was looking for but I'm really happy with the way my training has been going. After only two weeks of on snow training this season I feel comfortable with this weekend's results and am looking forward to throwing a more difficult trick next weekend in Calgary.