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Wilson First and McPhie Second in Japan

03/01/2014

INAWASHIRO, Japan (Mar. 1) – Olympian Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) earned his second career World Cup victory Saturday in a strong return to World Cup moguls competition after the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Fellow Olympic Team member Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) took her first podium of the season with second in the women’s event set on the...

Deer Valley to Host U.S. Freestyle Champs

02/26/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 26) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has now confirmed Deer Valley Resort as the site for the 2014 USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships Mar. 28 – Mar. 30. The world-class World Cup site will host U.S. athletes as they come together for the final event of the season to battle it out for the U.S. title. Leading the team...

Sochi Olympic Winter Games Recap

02/23/2014

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 23) – A record-matching 17 Team USA skiers and snowboarders left the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with medals, including a record eight gold. From Sage Kotsenburg’s opening day slopestyle snowboarding gold to teen Mikaela Shiffrin’s brilliant slalom win under the lights Friday night, the American athletes electrified Sochi...

Bohonnon Fifth in First Olympics

02/17/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 17) – Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) pulled out an impressive fifth Monday during his first-ever Olympic appearance at the men’s aerials event of the 2014 Sochi Games. The USSA Team Academy student landed a full double full full, but did not advance to the four-man super final, where Anton Kushnir of Belarus earned gold....

Cook Eighth in Sochi Aerials

02/14/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 14) – Three-time Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) landed the top result for the USA in eighth Friday night during her final Olympic appearance at the women’s aerials event of the 2014 Sochi Games. Alla Tsuper of Belarus went on to earn the gold medal ahead of 2010 Olympic champion Mengtao Xu of China, who settled for...

Deneen Sixth in Moguls

02/10/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 10) - Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) skied his way into the medal finals, ending up sixth in the Olympic moguls competition at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Canada's Alex Bilodeau made history, becoming the first freestyle athlete to repeat gold. His teammate Mikael Kingsbury won silver with Russia's Alexandr Smyshlyaev...

Kearney Takes Moguls Bronze

02/08/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) – One kick-out at the top of a rugged moguls course stole gold from Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT). The veteran Kearney reigned in a wild run to earn an Olympic bronze medal during a fierce women’s moguls super final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Saturday night. While she didn't win a...

Kearney Leads Sochi Qualifications

02/06/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 6) – Women's moguls kicked off Thursday with the first round of Olympic qualifications. Defending Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) took the top spot and Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) finished fourth, automatically advancing them to the semifinal round of 20. Kearney is gunning for her second gold medal and...

U.S. Moguls Squad Talks Sochi Venue

02/03/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 3) - A vibrant U.S. Freestyle Moguls squad expressed confidence in their abilities on the Rosa Khutor venue at an opening press conference Monday at the Gorki Press Center. Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) and Heidi Kloser (Vail, CO) talked about their first Olympic experiences. Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) revealed tips...

Olympic Freestyle Team Announced

01/21/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 21) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of nine moguls and aerials athletes to the U.S. Olympic Freestyle Ski Team. The team will be led by reigning Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney and Olympians Patrick Deneen, Heather McPhie, Emily Cook and Ashley Caldwell. The athletes were nominated based on...

Wilson Sochi Bound

01/19/2014

VAL ST. COME, QC (Jan. 19) – Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) secured his spot on the U.S. Olympic freestyle team Sunday with a third-place finish at the moguls FIS World Cup at Val St. Come. It was his second podium in a week after his third-place finish at Lake Placid Jan. 15, giving him the minimum criteria for qualification. Alex Bilodeau of...

Bohonnon Rookie of the Year

01/18/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 18) – Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) was named the FIS World Cup Rookie of the Year at the final World Cup aerials event of the season Saturday at snowy Lake Placid. Veteran Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) took the top U.S. result in fifth Saturday while Mike Rossi (Long Valley, NJ) finished sixth for the men, his season-best result...

Live Coverage of Final Ski and Snowboarding Qualifiers

01/16/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 16) – With final Olympic selection just days away, fans of skiing and snowboarding will have over 20 hours of broadcast coverage and streaming this weekend. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) will be offering America a front row seat for the final stretch of the journey to Sochi with live coverage of U.S....

Deneen Seals Olympic Spot

01/15/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan.15) - The U.S. Ski Team’s moguls squad took four of six spots today at the USANA Freestyle World Cup in Lake Placid. Heidi Kloser (Vail, CO) and Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) both took second and Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) took third. It was the second podium of the season for Deneen, clinching an...

Bohonnon Takes Career First Podium

01/14/2014

VAL ST COME, QC (Jan. 14) - Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) earned a career best second place finish Tuesday at the rainy Val St. Come World Cup. It marks only the eighth World Cup in his young career. Bohonnon earned his World Cup start through his stellar results at selection events in Park City, UT earlier this season. The aerials team now heads...

Bilodeau Blasts to Victory at Deer Valley

01/11/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 11) – Canadian skier Alex Bilodeau overtook teammate and World Cup leader Mikael Kingsbury for the victory Saturday in front of a crowd of 8,000 at the Visa Freestyle International FIS World Cup at Deer Valley. Alexandr Smyshlyaev of Russia took the third spot while crowd favorite Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) finished fourth,...

Kearney Streak Continues at Deer Valley

01/11/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 11) – Defending Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) took her second victory of the week in front of the huge crowd Saturday at the Visa Freestyle International FIS World Cup at Deer Valley, giving her six-straight victories on the 2002 Olympic venue. Kearney’s near-flawless run forced Yulia Galysheva of Kazakhstan...

Visa Freestyle International Sunday on NBC

01/11/2014

PARK CITY, UT (January 11) - Two extra hours of 2014 Visa Freestyle International coverage will be coming to U.S. Freestyle Ski Team fans from Deer Valley Resort Sunday on NBC. Tune in on January 12 at 1 p.m. EST to witness Olympic champion Hannah Kearney and World Champion Pat Deneen gunning for the podium as they look for valuable Olympic...

China Sweeps Deer Valley Aerials

01/10/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 10) – World Champion Cheng Shuang led a Chinese sweep of the women’s aerials competition Friday in front of a rowdy crowd at the Visa Freestyle International FIS World Cup at Deer Valley. Olympian Anton Kushnir from Belarus took the win for the men, while local favorite Jonathan Lillis (Rochester, NY) landed a career best...

Kearney On Top Again at Deer Valley

01/09/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 9) – Defending Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) celebrated her 100th World Cup start with a victory at the Visa Freestyle International FIS World Cup Thursday at Deer Valley. It was Kearney’s sixth career win at Deer Valley, and she edged passed Canadian sisters Chloe Dufour-Lapointe and Justine Dufour-Lapointe...

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