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McKinnon and Bohonnon Crowned National Champs

01/19/2017

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

01/19/2017

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

01/14/2017

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...

Schild and Wilson Podium on Home Turf

01/13/2017

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 13, 2017) – The U.S. moguls team capped off a day of strong performances at the Putnam Investment Freestyle Cup with two podiums. Morgan Schild (Pittsford, NY) and Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) charged down the Wilderness mogul course at Whiteface Mountain, both landing third place finishes.

Freestyle World Cup Starts New Year in Lake Placid

01/09/2017

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 9, 2017) – FIS Freestyle moguls and aerials athletes return to competition in the new year this week at the Putnam Investments Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, NY. The moguls competition will take place Friday, Jan. 13 at Whiteface Mountain. Aerial athletes will compete at a night event on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Olympic...

Zipline Ski Expands and Extends U.S. Ski Team Contract

12/20/2016

BALTIMORE, MD (Dec. 20, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today Zipline Ski’s expansion as an official U.S. Freestyle Ski Team supplier. U.S. Freestyle Ski Team members will now have the option to use the newly-released Zipline Podium Goggles in addition to a new version of Zipline Graphite Poles. The contract...

U.S. Team Fifth in Beida Lake

12/18/2016

BEIDA LAKE, China (Dec. 18, 2016) – The FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup opening weekend concluded on Sunday afternoon in Beida Lake with a team event. The U.S. team, consisting of Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT), Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Alex Bowen (Springville, NY), posted a score of 234.93, finishing fifth.

Lillis Top American in Beida Lake

12/17/2016

BEIDA LAKE, China (Dec. 17, 2017) – The U.S. aerials team landed four athletes in the top 10 at the FIS Freestyle World Cup opener in Beida Lake. Jon Lillis (Pittsford, NY) posted the top result for the Americans, finishing just off the podium in fourth.

Aerialists Start World Cup Season in China

12/15/2016

BEIDA LAKE, China (Dec. 15, 2016) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerials athletes have landed in Beida Lake, China for the FIS Freestyle World Cup opener. Eight U.S. athletes will compete in an individual event on Dec. 17 with a team event on Dec. 18.

After a three-year stint in the Bird’s Nest, the World Cup opener is returning to the...

McCargo Leads U.S. Women with Podium Finish in Ruka

12/10/2016

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 10, 2016) – The U.S. women’s moguls team started the season off with strong performances at the FIS Freestyle world cup opener in Ruka. Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) led the charge with a third place finish, her first career World Cup podium.

McCargo has been a solid skier for the U.S. on the World Cup the past three...

Ruka Ready for Moguls World Cup Opener

12/08/2016

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 8, 2016) – The FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup tour is set to kick off this weekend just below the Arctic Circle in the winter wonderland of Ruka, Finland. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team will have 12 athletes competing in the moguls competition on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Shaman Skis Named Official Supplier for U.S. Freestyle Ski Team

12/07/2016

BALTIMORE, MD (Dec. 7, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that Shaman Skis of Finland will expand into the U.S. market as an official U.S. Freestyle Ski Team supplier. Shaman will be an official supplier for the team through 2020, including the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

2017 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Named

12/05/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 5, 2016) – The 2017 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team moguls and aerials rosters have been announced, with 37 athletes representing the United States across national and international competitions this pre-Olympic season.

This year’s moguls team consists of 21 athletes, including Olympians Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) and...

Who Will Emerge on the U.S. Aerials Team This Season?

12/02/2016

There are a lot of exciting Olympic storylines to watch this season, including that of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerials athletes. With the start of the freestyle aerials skiing world cup season scheduled for Dec. 17-18 in Beida Lake, China, the question that hovers is whether this will be a comeback season for Mac Bohonnon and Kiley McKinnon...

Hannah Kearney Still Dreams of Olympics in Retirement

10/25/2016

Hannah Kearney has been having these dreams since she retired from moguls skiing last year. Olympic dreams.

In a recent sleep, Kearney, the 2010 Olympic champion, saw the U.S. earning the right to host a future Winter Games. Inspiration to strap on the skis again?

Read more from Nick Zaccardi's interview with Hannah at...

Donna Weinbrecht: Unlikely Hero

10/06/2016

From its humble beginnings in 1967, the New York Ski Ball has become more than just a fundraiser, establishing itself as a pivotal cultural event in the Olympic sport. Over the years, hundreds of Olympic skiers and snowboarders have graced the stage of some of New York’s most notable venues from the Plaza, Pierre and Waldorf hotels, to the...

Troy Murphy Talks Moguls and Big Mountain Skiing

08/22/2016

Troy Murphy's skiing skills extend far beyond the moguls course. 

"I like doing everything,” Murphy says. “I don’t get into the park [much] now, but even a couple of years ago, I’d still go whenever I could. I think that it builds a good air awareness and if you’re hitting big park jumps, moguls jumps don’t really seem that scary.”

Wilson Debuts Carvings at Kimball Arts Festival

08/11/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 11, 2016) – With multiple World Cup podiums and an Olympic bronze medal on his resume, there’s no denying that Bryon Wilson is a talented mogul skier. This week, Wilson will have the opportunity to showcase another talent, wood carving, when he makes his artistic debut at the annual Kimball Arts Festival August 12-14 in Park...

Person 2 Person: Ashley Caldwell

07/11/2016

At 22 years old, aerialist Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) has already had a lot of success. She went to her first Olympics in Vancouver when she was 16, where she was the youngest athlete there. Last season, she won her first overall World Cup title. In an interview with KUTV, Caldwell discusses how she got in to her sport, the trials and...

U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Announces Coaching Staff Changes

07/08/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 8, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that recently retired U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athlete Emily Cook will be re-joining the team as the aerials C team coach.

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