Freestyle Programs

Lillis Kicks off Season with a Podium

by
Amanda Revman
2012-12-21 17:51
 

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 21) – The 2012-13 aerials season kicked off with the Columbia Super Continental Cup at the Utah Olympic Park. Team Academy student, Jonathan Lillis (Rochester, NY) was the top U.S. male in third and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) was the first to represent the U.S. women in fourth. Lillis competed two jumps that he learned over the summer for the first time in competition. Day two of the Columbia Super Continental Cup continues tomorrow with live coverage beginning at 11:15 a.m. MST on the USSA Network (www.usskiteam.com). Men's and women's finals will begin at 2:25 p.m. MST.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Today kicked off the first aerials event of the season, the Columbia Super Continental Cup was hosted at the Utah Olympic Park
  • Jonathon Lillis started off his season with a third place finish and Kiley McKinnon took fourth
  • Lillis competed full, double full, full, full and double full, full, full
  • Both Lillis and McKinnon are USSA TEAM Academy students
  • Day two of the Columbia Super Continental Cup continues tomorrow with live coverage beginning at 11:15 a.m. MST on the USSA Network (www.usskiteam.com).

QUOTES
Jonathon Lillis

I felt really good this competition. My first jump was the highest single jumps score I've ever had. We love hosting other nations here and the Utah Olympic Park put together a really great event. It's a great way to go into tomorrow's competition really focused.

Todd Ossian, Head Aerials Coach
Out athletes performed incredible jumps in the first round of the competition. The second round was a little iffy on our landings overall as a team. We're refocused and looking forward to a great competition tomorrow.

For more information contact:
Amanda Revman – arevman@ussa.org