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Lillis Top American in Beida Lake

12/17/2016

BEIDA LAKE, China (Dec. 17, 2017) – The U.S. aerials team landed four athletes in the top 10 at the FIS Freestyle World Cup opener in Beida Lake. Jon Lillis (Pittsford, NY) posted the top result for the Americans, finishing just off the podium in fourth.

Aerialists Start World Cup Season in China

12/15/2016

BEIDA LAKE, China (Dec. 15, 2016) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerials athletes have landed in Beida Lake, China for the FIS Freestyle World Cup opener. Eight U.S. athletes will compete in an individual event on Dec. 17 with a team event on Dec. 18.

After a three-year stint in the Bird’s Nest, the World Cup opener is returning to the...

McCargo Leads U.S. Women with Podium Finish in Ruka

12/10/2016

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 10, 2016) – The U.S. women’s moguls team started the season off with strong performances at the FIS Freestyle world cup opener in Ruka. Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) led the charge with a third place finish, her first career World Cup podium.

McCargo has been a solid skier for the U.S. on the World Cup the past three...

Ruka Ready for Moguls World Cup Opener

12/08/2016

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 8, 2016) – The FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup tour is set to kick off this weekend just below the Arctic Circle in the winter wonderland of Ruka, Finland. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team will have 12 athletes competing in the moguls competition on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Shaman Skis Named Official Supplier for U.S. Freestyle Ski Team

12/07/2016

BALTIMORE, MD (Dec. 7, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that Shaman Skis of Finland will expand into the U.S. market as an official U.S. Freestyle Ski Team supplier. Shaman will be an official supplier for the team through 2020, including the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

2017 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Named

12/05/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 5, 2016) – The 2017 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team moguls and aerials rosters have been announced, with 37 athletes representing the United States across national and international competitions this pre-Olympic season.

This year’s moguls team consists of 21 athletes, including Olympians Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) and...

Who Will Emerge on the U.S. Aerials Team This Season?

12/02/2016

There are a lot of exciting Olympic storylines to watch this season, including that of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerials athletes. With the start of the freestyle aerials skiing world cup season scheduled for Dec. 17-18 in Beida Lake, China, the question that hovers is whether this will be a comeback season for Mac Bohonnon and Kiley McKinnon...

Hannah Kearney Still Dreams of Olympics in Retirement

10/25/2016

Hannah Kearney has been having these dreams since she retired from moguls skiing last year. Olympic dreams.

In a recent sleep, Kearney, the 2010 Olympic champion, saw the U.S. earning the right to host a future Winter Games. Inspiration to strap on the skis again?

Read more from Nick Zaccardi's interview with Hannah at...

Donna Weinbrecht: Unlikely Hero

10/06/2016

From its humble beginnings in 1967, the New York Ski Ball has become more than just a fundraiser, establishing itself as a pivotal cultural event in the Olympic sport. Over the years, hundreds of Olympic skiers and snowboarders have graced the stage of some of New York’s most notable venues from the Plaza, Pierre and Waldorf hotels, to the...

Troy Murphy Talks Moguls and Big Mountain Skiing

08/22/2016

Troy Murphy's skiing skills extend far beyond the moguls course. 

"I like doing everything,” Murphy says. “I don’t get into the park [much] now, but even a couple of years ago, I’d still go whenever I could. I think that it builds a good air awareness and if you’re hitting big park jumps, moguls jumps don’t really seem that scary.”

Wilson Debuts Carvings at Kimball Arts Festival

08/11/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 11, 2016) – With multiple World Cup podiums and an Olympic bronze medal on his resume, there’s no denying that Bryon Wilson is a talented mogul skier. This week, Wilson will have the opportunity to showcase another talent, wood carving, when he makes his artistic debut at the annual Kimball Arts Festival August 12-14 in Park...

Person 2 Person: Ashley Caldwell

07/11/2016

At 22 years old, aerialist Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) has already had a lot of success. She went to her first Olympics in Vancouver when she was 16, where she was the youngest athlete there. Last season, she won her first overall World Cup title. In an interview with KUTV, Caldwell discusses how she got in to her sport, the trials and...

U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Announces Coaching Staff Changes

07/08/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 8, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that recently retired U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athlete Emily Cook will be re-joining the team as the aerials C team coach.

FIS Confirms 30 U.S. World Cups for 2016-17

06/10/2016

CANCUN, Mexico (June 11, 2016) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) concluded its biannual FIS Congress with the announcement of the 2016-17 World Cup calendar, including 30 events in the USA. Killington Resort, Beaver Creek Resort, Squaw Valley, Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Mammoth Mountain, Lake Placid and Deer Valley Resort will host...

Caldwell Nominated for Kids' Choice Sport Award

06/06/2016

Park City, UT (June 6, 2016) – Four U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes have been nominated in this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sport Awards. Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and snowboarder Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) are both nominated in the “Need For Speed” category. Aerialist Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) is...

Passing the Torch

05/31/2016

Last August, moguls athletes Hannah Kearney and Keaton McCargo joined Columbia Sportswear on a trip to Chile. Now retired, it was one of Kearney’s final trips with McCargo as her teammate and, between some bumps and jumps, Kearney was able to pass along some of her wisdom.

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U.S. Freestyle Ski Team 2016-17 Team Nominations

05/03/2016

The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has announced its nominations for the 2016-17 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

Each athlete accepting the nomination to U.S. Freestyle Ski Team receives world class program support, along with access to the USSA Center of...

Top Moments of the 2015-16 Season

04/21/2016

Building off the success of last year's crystal clad season, the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes continued to push the limits and land top finishes on the World Cup circuit and beyond. This season was full of break through performances from veterans and new...

What Makes a Champ: Chris Lillis

04/15/2016

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,...

Moguls Junior Worlds Team Announced

04/04/2016

ARE, Sweden (April 4, 2016) – A strong team of U.S. skiers will go head to head against some of the best junior mogul skiers in the world this weekend at the 2016 FIS Junior World Championships in Are, Sweden. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has named eight skiers to this year’s team. Athletes will compete in both single and dual moguls.

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