Freestyle News

Mogul World Cup Continues in Calgary Saturday


CALGARY, Alberta (Jan. 28, 2016) – The U.S. Freestyle Moguls Ski Team will make its third stop on the FIS Freestyle World Cup this weekend at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta. Moguls competition will take place on Saturday.

Canadians Dominate on Home Turf


VAL ST. COME, Quebec (Jan. 23, 2016) – The Canadian freestyle moguls team occupied five of six podium spots on Saturday’s World Cup competition in Val St. Come.

Mikael Kingsbury didn’t miss a beat as he dominated the field to take the win on the men’s side while teammate Laurent Dumais took third. After missing the top 10 at the World...

Mogul Skiers Back in Action at Val St. Come


VAL ST. COME, Quebec (Jan. 19, 2016) – The FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup will return for the first competition of 2016 this weekend on the Canadian team’s home turf in Val St. Come.

Due to holidays and the cancelation of the World Cup in Lake Placid, NY, all...

FIS Athlete Q&A: Ashley Caldwell


One of the most explosive athletes on the FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup tour, the USA's Ashley Caldwell is the type of competitor flipping triple when double would probably do, always striving to better herself and push her sport.

Deer Valley to Host Extra Aerials World Cup


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 11, 2016) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) has announced that an additional aerials event will be added to the program at the 2016 Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort. The event will be a make up for the canceled World Cup...

K.C. Oakley: What Makes A Champion


From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

FIS Freestyle World Cup Returns to Deer Valley


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 6, 2016) – The FIS Freestyle World Cup will return to Deer Valley Resort for the Visa Freestyle International Feb. 4-6, 2016. The top moguls and aerials athletes in the world will compete under the lights on the infamous Champion mogul run and the White Owl aerials site.

Deer Valley Resort has played host to various...

Freestyle World Cup Canceled


LAKE PLACID, NY (Dec. 29, 2015) –The International Ski Federation (FIS) announced today that the FIS Freestyle World Cup event, scheduled to take place Jan. 14-16 in Lake Placid, NY, has been canceled. While Lake Placid’s Whiteface Mountain is open to the public and new snow is expected, there wasn’t sufficient time to build the venues...

U.S. Selections: Moguls Recap


WINTER PARK, CO (Dec. 22, 2015) – It was an intense three days of competition as moguls athletes from the U.S., Australia, Austria, China and Bermuda battled it out on the moguls course Dec. 18-21 at U.S. Selections in Winter Park, CO. U.S. Selection events are held each December to qualify skiers for starts on the NorAm and World Cup Circuits...

Caldwell: Tripling Up For History


Ashley Caldwell walked with awe into China’s National Stadium in Beijing last week. Rising from the floor of the fabled Bird’s Nest, where American track and field athletes won seven Olympic gold medals in 2008, the snow-covered scaffolding soared high towards the ceiling. It was an aerialist’s dream. In a few days, she would be standing atop...

U.S. Selections: Aerials Recap


PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 22, 2015) – The next generation of elite aerialists kicked off their competition season Dec. 18-19 at U.S. Selections at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, UT.  U.S. Selection events are held each December to qualify skiers for starts on the NorAm and World Cup Circuits.

Two Podiums for Caldwell in Beijing


BEIJING, China (Dec. 20, 2015) – After taking the win in Saturday’s individual competition, Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) earned herself another World Cup podium in Beijing, finishing second in the qualifying round of Sunday’s team event. The U.S. was unable to qualify for a spot in the team event finals.

With a mistake on the take off,...

Caldwell Wins World Cup Opener


BEIJING, China (Dec. 19, 2015) – The American National Anthem rang loud and clear throughout Beijing’s Bird’s Nest after Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) laid down a solid triple twisting triple flip to win the FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup opener. Teammate Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) joined Caldwell on the podium in third.

Aerialists Launch World Cup Season in Beijing


BEIJING, China (Dec. 17, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Aerials Ski Team will kick off its World Cup season this weekend in Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest. Athletes will compete in an individual competition on Dec. 19 with a team event on Dec. 20. Eight athletes, including 2015 World Cup titlists Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison...

2016 Aerials Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 15, 2015) – Reigning World Cup title holders Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT), along with Junior World Champion Harrison Smith (Pittsford, NY) and 2015 World Cup Rookie of the Year Alex Bowen (Springville, NY), are among 15 athletes named to the 2016 U.S. Freestyle Aerials Ski Team. The first World...

First Win for Matthews in Ruka


RUKA, Finland (Dec. 12, 2015) – In a Lapland winter wonderland, Mikaela Matthews (Frisco, CO) put down seven clean runs on Ruka’s steep mogul course, claiming her first career World Cup win at the 2016 FIS Freestyle dual moguls opener.

The U.S. team advanced six women into the finals, with Matthews and Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO)...

World Cup Season Kicks Off in Ruka


RUKA, Finland (Dec. 10, 2015) – 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. Athletes will have two days of official training before the Dec. 12 dual moguls event. Twelve athletes from the U.S. team will go head-to-head against a stacked...

2016 Moguls Team Named


RUKA, FINLAND (Dec. 8, 2015) – A stacked field of 19 athletes, including World Cup winner K.C. Oakley (Piedmont, CA), national champions Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME), Nessa Dziemian (East Hampstead, NH) and Tom Rowley (Long Beach, NY), and Olympians Heidi Kloser (Vail, CO), Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA), Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) and Bryon Wilson (...

The Road Less Traveled: Jeremy Bloom


In an interview with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), U.S. Freestyle Ski Team alum and USSA Trustee Jeremy Bloom reflects on his athletic careers in skiing and football and how keeping sports clean is a cause he now gladly champions.

“The global fight to keep sports clean is really challenging,” said Bloom. “We need to continue to do...

Athletes Give Back: Emily Cook


When discussing how three-time Olympic aerialist Emily Cook gives back to the Park City community, it might be quicker to list the local organizations she isn't involved with.

From The Speedy Foundation to the Youth Sports Alliance to Kids Play International, Cook is involved with nonprofits at the local, national and global level.