Mikaela Matthews began skiing bumps in Europe while her family lived in Denmark. She never looked back. (Kirk Paulsen)
Kauf tackled Deer Valley's Champion moguls course a total of six times to land herself on the podium.
Mikaela Matthews skied to an eighth place finish at the FIS Freestyle Skiing moguls World Cup at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday.
Mikaela Matthews put down seven clean runs on Ruka’s steep mogul course to claim her first career World Cup win at the 2016 FIS Freestyle dual moguls opener.
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.
In the last event of the 2015 season, Tom Rowley and Nessa Dziemian were crowned dual mogul champions at the USANA U.S. Freestyle National Championships.
Hannah Kearney kicked of 2015 with her first World Cup win of the season in Calgary, Alberta.
Freestyle World Champs Team Named
Hannah Kearney led a strong U.S. showing in the pre-Olympic moguls test event in Sochi.
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Matthews' success began early on, and in 2006 she was the top ranked J3 in the U.S. In 2008 Matthews came in third in moguls and dual moguls at the NorAm Cup event in Val St. Come, Quebec. She continued her success in 2009, earning first place in the 2009 NorAm Cup in Arapahoe Basin and 11th in the 2009 U.S. Championships at Squaw Valley.
The 2013 season proved to be Matthews' best with her career-first World Cup podium in Inawashiro, Japan, and silver at U.S. Championships. Her 2014 season started strong but a crash in Lake Placid resulted in an arm injury that took Matthews out for the rest of the Olympic season. 2015 was a recovery year for Matthews, who consistenly put up top-20 World Cup finishes and walked away with a third place finish at U.S. Championships.
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