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Aerialists Ready to Fly in Beijing

12/17/2014

BEIJING, China (Dec. 17, 2014) – Beijing’s famous Bird’s Nest will see some high-flying action this weekend. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s aerials squad will kick off its season with the first FIS World Cup in Beijing, China Dec. 20-21st.  The USA will have eight athletes competing, including Olympians Mac Bohonnon and Ashley...

2015 U.S. Freestyle Aerials Team Named

12/15/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 15, 2014) – The 2015 U.S. Freestyle Aerials team was announced this week ahead of the FIS World Cup opener in Beijing, China on Dec. 20-21. With three-time Olympian Emily Cook now an alumna, Sochi Olympians Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) will lead the squad this season. The world cup tour comes...

Kearney Third in Duals World Cup Opener

12/13/2014

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 13, 2014) – In the first dual moguls World Cup of the season, Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney claimed her 64th World Cup podium with a third place finish in Ruka. Kearney narrowly missed advancing to the final dual, getting edged out by Kazakhstan’s Yulia Galysheva. In just his second World Cup appearance, Thomas...

Mogul Skiers Ready for Ruka

12/10/2014

RUKA, FINLAND (Dec. 10, 2014) – Olympic champion Hannah Kearney and the rest of the U.S. Freestyle moguls team kick off the 2015 season on December 13 with the dual moguls World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland. The team has been in Finland since the beginning of the month for training, with only about three hours of daylight shining on the moguls...

2015 U.S. Freestyle Moguls Team Named

12/09/2014

RUKA, FINLAND (Dec. 9, 2014) – Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT), along with Olympic veterans Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) and Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT), will lead the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s moguls squad for the 2015 season. The team was named this week in advance of the Dec. 13 FIS Freestyle World Cup season opener in Ruka,...

Moguls Team Preps for Finland

11/25/2014

With the World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland only 19 days away, the U.S. Freestyle mogul team is hard at work training on snow in Colorado. The team arrived at Aspen Highlands last week and will train through Wednesday.

Columbia Sportswear Signs On With U.S. Freestyle Through 2022 Olympics

11/03/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 4, 2014) – After a successful partnership leading up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has announced that Columbia Sportswear will be its official uniform partner through the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The eight-year deal continues the trend of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard...

USA Aerials | On The Rise

10/17/2014

The competitive spirit of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding is fueled by the passion each athlete has for his or her sport. Over the summer, U.S. Freestyle athletes Mac Bohonnon, Troy Tully and Mike Rossi produced USA Aerials | On The Rise to celebrate their sport and support the continued development and innovation of...

Moguls Team Hosts Successful Camp in Zermatt

10/13/2014

The U.S. Freestyle moguls team is returning home this week from 13 days of training in Zermatt, Switzerland. Camp conditions were slightly challenging for the skiers, with an icy glacier and a bit of new snow to round out the rock solid moguls.

Zermatt provides the skiers with competition style training and the opportunity to ski with...

Zipline Ski Named Official Pole Supplier for U.S. Freestyle

10/07/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 7) – Zipline Ski, the nation's newest ski pole company, is happy to announce it has been named an official U.S. Freestyle Ski Team supplier. ZiplineSki will provide the U.S. mogul skiers with poles designed and produced by Chuck Heidenreich, a former U.S. Ski Team athlete.

HIGHLIGHTS

U.S. Freestyle Team Back on Snow

08/18/2014

Members of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team are back on snow in the Southern Hemisphere at El Colorado Ski Center and Resort in Chile. Early reports from head coach Garth Hager point to sunny skies and good snow. The team has a great 27 degree training slope, with a full course and practice jump at their disposal. The team will be in Chile until the...

Steamboat to Host U.S. Championships

07/22/2014

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (July 22) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has announced that Steamboat Ski Resort will host the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Freestyle Championships. The announcement continues the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s long-term plan to move the annual celebration of American ski competitions to top resorts around the...

Athlete Spotlight: Mac Bohonnon

07/21/2014

Bohonnon first started skiing when he was about one and a half years old under parents who insisted that all their children learn to ski. After a stint in the alpine gates, he found his true calling: freestyle aerials.

2015 Freestyle Skiing Team Nominated

06/17/2014

PARK CITY, UT (June 16) – Two-time Olympic medalist and World Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) headlines a talent deep group of 36 athletes nominated to the 2014-2015 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team for aerials and moguls. The 2015 season is highlighted by World Cup stops in both Lake Placid, NY and Deer Valley, UT along with the FIS Freestyle...

Hager to Head Moguls Team

05/30/2014

PARK CITY, UT (May 30) – Veteran athlete and moguls coach Garth Hager has been named moguls head coach for the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. Hager, who has served as an assistant coach for eight years, will take the reins from one of the most successful coaches in the history of the sport, Scott Rawles, who is stepping down after a 14 year coaching...

Apply for Tryout Camp

05/28/2014

PARK CITY, UT (May 1) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and FLY Freestyle have launched a search for the next generation of freestyle talent. Acrobatic athletes ages 14-19 are invited to participate in the Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP) in Lake Placid, NY, or the Western Development Aerial Program FLY Freestyle in Park...

Duals Titles for Wilson and Outtrim

03/30/2014

PARK CITY, UT (March 30) – Olympians Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) and Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) raced through heavy snow Sunday to pin down dual moguls titles at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley. It was Outtrim’s second victory of the weekend after she won the moguls title on Friday, while Wilson finished second place on...

First Time Titlists at Deer Valley

03/29/2014

PARK CITY, UT (March 29) – Two-time Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) rose to the top on Saturday to take her first-ever U.S. aerials title during day two of the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley. Alec Carignan (FLY Freestyle; Pelham, NH) claimed the title for the men in what was a huge day for the Elite Aerial Development...

Deneen and Outtrim Claim U.S. Titles

03/28/2014

PARK CITY, UT (March 28) – Olympians Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) and Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) both put down solid runs to claim the men’s and women’s U.S. titles at Friday’s moguls competition, the opening event of the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley. Fresh snow and plenty of sunshine on the 2002 Olympic venue created a...

USA Sweeps Podium at Junior Worlds

03/27/2014

VALMALENCO, Italy (March, 27) – U.S. athletes occupied four of six podium spots Thursday during the dual moguls competition at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships. U.S. Ski Team athlete Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) took the victory and led a U.S. podium sweep for the women after qualifying first earlier in the day. Morgan Schild (Vail,...

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