Freestyle Programs

Kearney and Deneen Take 3rd in Voss

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USSA
2014-03-15 09:21
 

VOSS-MYRKDALEN, Norway (March 15) – Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) skied into third Saturday despite flat light conditions at the Voss moguls World Cup, the final single moguls competition of the season. Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada took the win and the yellow bib, signifying her move back on top of the moguls standings ahead of Kearney. Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) also landed third for the men behind the day’s winner, Russian Alexandr Smyshlyaev. World Cup action continues Sunday in Voss with dual moguls.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) skied into third Saturday despite flat light conditions at the Voss moguls World Cup, the final single moguls competition of the season.
  • Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada took the win and the yellow bib, signifying her move back on top of the moguls standings ahead of Kearney. Her sister, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, took second.
  • Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT), Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) and Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) all qualified for finals, finishing seventh, eighth and 13th respectively.
  • Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) landed third in the men’s competition, clocking some of the fastest times of the day.
  • Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME) also qualified for the final, where he finished 15th.
  • Russian Alexandr Smyshlyaev took the victory with Alex Bilodeau of Canada second.
  • Saturday began with beautiful blue skies and fresh snow in Voss, but it quickly changed to flat light and packed snow that was much more inconsistent.
  • World Cup action continues Sunday in Voss with dual moguls, where Kearney will have another chance to take back the yellow bib. She will then have one more chance to go for the World Cup title next Friday at a dual moguls World Cup in La Plagne, France.

QUOTES
Hannah Kearney
Today we woke up to more than a foot of fresh snow, beautiful sunny skies and powder moguls. My first run was great but then the conditions changed drastically this afternoon. The snow was packy, but I was able to adjust well until I had an Olympic revival. Only this time my mistake was on the bottom air and I'm walking away with a bronze here.

I'm really looking forward to duals tomorrow. I missed my grab on my final run so tomorrow I'll probably just go back to doing a heli to help resolve that issue. I'm looking for redemption. I lost the yellow bib today but the season isn't over quite yet.

Pat Deneen
Norway always has crazy conditions. We started the day with a really nice soft course then as the day went on it got really packy and warm and we lost all our light. Which makes it tough when you're skiing really fast. I was skiing a lot by brail today, trusting that I had the course memorized since I really couldn't see much. But that's how moguls skiing works, you've got to fight against the elements.

I had some tough runs leading up to my final run today. My qualification run was definitely not what I was looking for, my first final run I landed backseat but I was stoked with my final run and that's the run that really counts.

I'm looking forward to duals tomorrow. I know how to ski this course and I know I can ski it fast.

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