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Toby Dawson Headlines Hall of Fame


ISHPEMING, MI (Nov. 4) – Six athletes and sport builders have been elected to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame for their contributions to the sport. Honorees include big mountain skier Scot Schmidt, freestyle pioneer and world champion John Clendenin, 2006 Olympic moguls bronze medalist Toby Dawson, freestyle aerials champion Kris...

Athlete Spotlight: Sho Kashima


Sho Kashima got his start at age four after a family move from West Texas to South Lake Tahoe. After having his career-best season in 2009 (8th in the World Cup rankings), Kashima started the 2010 season looking strong with a pair of World Cup top-10 finishes. However, a blown knee sustained while preparing for the Deer Valley World...

Hurricane for Hope Honors Speedy Peterson


PARK CITY, UT (August 24) - U.S. Ski Team athletes, coaches, friends and fans came out in support of the The Speedy Foundation and Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation at the second annual Hurricane for Hope fundraiser. The event, held in honor of 2010 Olympic silver medalist in aerials Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, raised funds for the two organizations...

Bradley Wilson Injured in Chile


EL COLORADO, Chile (Aug. 22) – U.S. Ski Team moguls standout Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) is recovering after a training crash Tuesday afternoon in El Colorado, Chile. The 21-year-old World Cup winner fell on his right side which resulted in a contusion to...

Second Annual Hurricane for Hope


PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 22) – Two years ago members of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team lost a teammate and friend, Olympic silver medalist Jeret “Speedy” Peterson. This Saturday, Aug. 24  athletes of all generations will come together again to honor Speedy at the second annual Hurricane for Hope. The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and The Speedy...

Bradley Wilson Proves Talent off the Hill


Park City, UT (Aug. 6) – World Cup winner Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) is talented in more ways than one. When he's not winning World Cups or perfecting his big airs, he's busy creating one-of-a-kind watercolors. Wilson now lives in Park City, but his Montana roots are visible in many of his pieces.

Utah Olympic Park Hosts Young Guns Camp


Some of the most successful up-and-coming freestyle athletes from across the country came together this past week for the Young Guns Camp at the Utah Olympic Park. The camp was a culmination of water ramping, trampoline training, strength and conditioning and nutrition classes.

Some of the top freestyle athletes included Thomas Rowley...

U.S. World Cup Tour Stops Announced


CAVTAT, Croatia (June 10) – Olympic selection events and a preview of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships highlight a schedule of U.S. World Cup events announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and International Ski Federation at annual spring FIS meetings in Croatia. Each World Cup will be a part of the Olympic selection...

Tryout Camp for Future Olympians


PARK CITY, UT (May 21) – Do you want to fly? The United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is looking for future Olympic acrobatic athletes ages under the age of 19 to participate in the Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP) in Lake Placid, NY or the Western Development Aerial Program "Fly Freestyle" in Park City, UT. The EADP has...

Freestyle Athletes Ride for a Cause


PARK CITY, Utah (May 13) - Freestyle aerial athletes Allison Lee (Manchester, CT) and Maddie Gorelik (Park City, UT) are participating in a century ride on May 19th. The 100-mile bike ride is a fundraiser with 100 percent of the proceeds going to One Fund Boston, a charity dedicated to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings on April...

Freestyle Generations Join Together at Camp


WHISTLER, BC (April 29) - Mogul Logic, one of the premier summer mogul camps at Whistler-Blackcomb, is no stranger to U.S. Freestyle members. David Babic (Washington, VT), former eight-year member of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, has owned and operated Mogul Logic’s summer camps since 2006. Head Freestyle Coach of Winter Park and U.S.

U.S. Freestyle Wins Junior Worlds


VALMALENCO, Italy (April 4) – At the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships last week, U.S. junior freestyle and freeskiing athletes won the overall medal count for the USA with nine medals. Topping the list was 17-year-old Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) with two gold medals in single and dual moguls. The tremendous performance by all the U.S...

Cook Claims Sixth U.S. Title


HEAVENLY, CA (March 30) – With a band playing and a rocking crowd on the hill, Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) claimed her sixth U.S. aerials title at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships Saturday night. Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) took the title for the men, scoring a U.S. Champs three-peat. Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) and Alex Bowen (...

Discoe Wins Third U.S. Title


HEAVENLY, CA (March 30) – Joe Discoe (Telluride, CO) won his third U.S. title Saturday in the dizzying dual moguls competition at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships. In the women’s duals, Sophia Schwartz (Steamboat Springs, CO) won her first ever U.S. Championship title on the soft course at Heavenly. Local favorite Sho Kashima (South Lake...

McCargo and Rowley Jr. World Champs


VALMALENCO, Italy (March 30) - USSA club team members Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) and Thomas Rowley (Telluride, CO) topped the podium Saturday, becoming Jr. World Champs in dual moguls at the 2013 FIS Junior Freestyle Skiing World Championships. Fellow USSA club team member Kaitlyn Harrell (Westminster, CO) took silver. The FIS Junior...

Wilson and McPhie Take U.S. Moguls Titles


HEAVENLY, CA (March 29) - Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) successfully defended her title, taking gold in moguls at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships at Heavenly. In the men's contest, Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) took his his first U.S. crown winning over brother Bryon with local favorite Sho Kashima (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) taking bronze. World...

Keaton McCargo takes Junior Worlds Win


VALMALENCO, ITALY (March 27) – Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) won gold in moguls at the Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. The tough conditions and steep course lent itself to McCargo's strengths as a consistent skier. Fellow U.S. athlete Kaitlyn Harrell (Westminster, CO) earned the third place spot. U.S. athletes will stick...

Kearney Seals Moguls Title


SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 22) - Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) won her fourth World Cup moguls title Friday at the FIS Freestyle World Cup Finals. After three hours of delays due to fog and wind, officials canceled the race, letting qualification results stand as the final. Kearney took the top spot and Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) rounded out...

Freestyle Junior Worlds Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (March 21) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 35 talented athletes who are currently competing at the 2013 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships March 26-31 at Valmalenco, Italy. Headlining the team are U.S. Team members Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) in aerials, Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) in moguls, Alexi...

U.S. Freestyle Championships at Heavenly


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA (March 19) - The Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships will return to world-class Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe March 29-31. U.S. athletes will come together for the final event of the season to battle it out for the title of U.S. Champion. Leading the team is Olympic and World Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich...