Freestyle News

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.

Happy Thanksgiving from the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team


With the competition and holiday seasons overlapping, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes rarely get to spend Thanksgiving at home. But, whether they are preparing turkey with their family or working up an appetite training with their teammates, there’s a lot to be thankful for. We asked a few of the athletes what they’re most thankful for this...

Aerial Site Build Begins at Utah Olympic Park


Park City, UT (Nov. 20, 2015) – Since the water ramps at the Utah Olympic Park closed for the season in October, the U.S. Freestyle aerial ski team has been itching to get on snow. With colder temperatures and a solid snow base, the athletes are scheduled to start jumping this Saturday. But before anyone can jump, they need to construct the...

Get Ski-Season Ready with Hannah Kearney


The snow is already falling in the mountains but there is still time to get your body ready for the upcoming ski season. Here are some exercises that Olympic gold medal winner Hannah Kearney uses daily in her training. See if you can keep up! 


Freestyle Summer Camp Recap


A productive summer preparation period is key to helping U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes dominate during the competition season. With both teams gearing up for 2015-16, we’re looking back at exactly what teams accomplished at camps in Park City, Utah and Zermatt, Switzerland this summer/fall and getting a glimpse of what we can expect to see...

Kearney Talks Warren Miller


Hannah Kearney joined Tyler Tate on 120 Sports to talk about her participation in Warren Miller’s 66th film Chasing Shadows. Kearney and her U.S. Freestyle Ski Team teammates are featured during a segment of the film focused on the Visa Freestyle International at Deer...

Troy Murphy: 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,...

K.C. Oakley’s Tour de Oregon


During the off-season, athletes of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team like to get creative with their training. And, being Olympic-level competitors, they tend to have an all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to athletic activities. When she had to skip an on-snow camp in Australia due to a stress reaction in her foot, mogul skier K.C. Oakley grabbed...

Vote for Hannah Kearney as Sportswoman of the Year


Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) has been named as a finalist for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2015 Sportswoman of the Year Award.

Founded in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation works with girls and women to advance their lives through sports and...

Cancerversary Fundraiser


When her dad was diagnosed with melanoma four years ago, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerialist Maddy Olsen began thinking of ways she could help her dad as well as other people fighting the battle against cancer. This month, Olsen is organizing a Cancerversary Fundraiser at the Utah Olympic Park in her hometown of Park City, UT.

Hannah Kearney: 6 Things I’ve Learned From Mogul Skiing


National Champion. World Cup Champion. Olympic Gold Medalist. These are just a few of the titles Hannah Kearney earned over the course of her athletic career. While there’s no exact formula for success, Kearney learned a thing or two along the way. She shares six of the most important tips that helped her become one of the best mogul skiers...

Athletes Make a Splash at Pool Grand Opening


PARK CITY, UT (June 29, 2015) – Thousands of winter sport supporters and fans gathered at the Utah Olympic Park on Saturday evening to celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool. Attendees were treated to a picture-perfect evening featuring a high-flying acrobatic show from...

Play Positive Poll: Respecting Officials


We are losing officials in youth sports because athletes, coaches, and worst of all fans, are not showing them good sportsmanship. Officials are people too and deserve the same respect as your teammates and opponents.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® asks, what step will you take to show...

Training Begins on New Big Air Jumps


PARK CITY, UT (June 23, 2015) – After nine months of construction, athletes took their first jumps into the new Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) on Monday, June 22. A grand opening celebration for the newly renovated facility will be held on Saturday, June 27. The event will include a special evening...

Q&A: What’s Next for Heather McPhie?


Heather McPhie’s 18-year mogul skiing career is chock-full of athletic accomplishments: 15 World Cup podiums, two National Championship titles, three World Championship appearances and two Olympic games. Through the highs and lows, McPhie stayed true to herself and what she believes in, ensuring those years of her life would be something she...

Eddy Joins U.S. Freestyle Moguls Staff


Park City, UT (June 3, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has named long-time coach and veteran World Cup athlete Glenn Eddy as its C Team coach. Eddy was one of the pioneers of freestyle at Killington Mountain School, participating as a student and an athlete before making his way up the coaching ranks.

“With over 30 years of freestyle...

U.S. Freestyle 2015-16 Team Nominations


The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has announced its nominations for the 2015-16 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 a high level of world class program support,...

Top Moments of the 2015 Freestyle Season


The athletes of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team have a lot of fond memories to look back on from the 2015 season. In addition to four medals at the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships, the moguls and aerials teams combined to bring home eight of the 12 major FIS World Cup awards. While one veteran bid ado to a sport she...

Gnoza Takes Over as Moguls Head Coach


PARK CITY, UT (April 08, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has announced the promotion of Matt Gnoza to head moguls coach. Gnoza, who coached the moguls C team for the 2014-15 season, has over 20 years of freestyle leadership and coaching experience acting as a moguls coach and freestyle program director at the Killington Mountain School in...

Athletes Host ID One USA Pro Mogul Camp


Park City, UT (March 31, 2015) – Moguls skiers at every level will have the opportunity to learn from Best in The World U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes this summer at ID One USA’s Pro Mogul camp. Hosted on the Blackcomb Glacier in Whistler, British Columbia, the Pro Mogul camp is coached by eight national mogul team members who spend over two...