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U.S. Freestyle Names Aerials Team

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USSA
2013-12-06 08:01
 

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 6) – The 2014 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s aerials squad, led by Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and World Cup podium finisher Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA), was announced in advance of the first World Cup of the season Dec. 15 in Beida Lake, China. The World Cup will mark the return of Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) after back-to-back knee injuries. The World Cup tour moves to the U.S. on Jan. 9-11 for the Visa Freestyle International at Utah’s Deer Valley Resort followed by the USANA Freestyle World Cup Jan. 15-18 in Lake Placid, NY, the final domestic stop before the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The Olympic team will be named in late January.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) will lead the 2013-14 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team's aerials squad at the first World Cup of the season in Beida Lake, China Dec. 15.
  • It will be the first event back for Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) after back-to-back knee injuries.
  • 17 athletes have been named to the 2013-14 team.
  • Beida Lake is the first event of the season for the aerials squad after months of training on both water and on snow at the Utah Olympic Park.
  • The aerials and moguls athletes will meet up for the Visa Freestyle International at Utah's Deer Valley Resort Jan. 9-11.
  • The USANA Freestyle World Cup Jan. 15-18 in Lake Placid, NY will be the final domestic stop before the Olympic Winter Games.
  • The Olympic team will be named in late January.

QUOTES

Dylan Ferguson

This being an Olympic year, it is amazing that the U.S. Aerials team is so large. We have such a diverse team from rookies to veterans, and I cant wait to see what our team will do this year! I am sure our team will have many great results throughout the year but our main goal is to win as a team and have a blast doing it.

Emily Cook
I’m so excited to start the season with this amazing team. We are all really looking forward to the upcoming World Cups and the future is looking really bright. This is one of the deepest teams we have had in years and it’s really inspiring to be surrounded by so much talent and drive. 

Todd Ossian, Aerials Head Coach
I couldn't be more excited for the season. Our entire team is prepared, healthy and ready to have an incredibly successful season. The Olympic Year is always the most exciting of the four-year cycle. The U.S. Aerials Team is jumping extremely well and we are in a position to have a lot of success this year. As a team, we'll focus on the process more than the outcome, but it always feels awesome to head into the Olympics knowing that you are ready, that you've done everything you could possibly do to prepare and that you have a team that's ready to produce podium results on the world stage.

2014 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team

Name, Hometown, Club (Skis, Boots, Bindings, Helmet, Eyewear)
* Indicates Olympian

A Team
Ashley Caldwell, Ashburn, VA (Volkl, Full Tilt, Salomon, Oakley) *

Emily Cook, Belmont, MA, FLY Freestyle (Full Tilt, Volkl, Oakley) * 

Dylan Ferguson, Amesbury, MA, Waterville Valley Black & Blue Trail Smashers (Volkl, Full Tilt, Marker)
Kiley McKinnon, Madison, CT, Eastern Aerial Development Program (Full Tilt, Oakley)


B Team
Scotty Bahrke, Tahoe City, CA, Squaw Valley Freestyle Team (Volkl, Full Tilt, Salomon, Bolle) *

Nevin Brown, Streetsboro, OH, Mont Chalet (Volkl, Full Tilt, Salomon, Bolle)

Allison Lee, Manchester, CT, Waterville Valley Freestyle Team (ID ONE USA, POC)

Jonathon Lillis, Rochester, NY, Bristol Mountain Freestyle Team (Full Tilt, Bolle)
Madison Olsen, Park City, UT, FLY Freestyle (Moment, Full Tilt, Look)
Mike Rossi, Long Valley, NJ (Dalbello, Salomon, POC)

C Team
Mac Bohonnon, Madison, CT, Stratton Mountain Freestyle (ID ONE USA, Full Tilt, Marker)

Alex Bowen, Springville, NY, Buffalo Ski Club (Full Tilt, POC)

Madison Gorelik, Park City, UT, FLY Freestyle (Volkl, Full Tilt, Salomon) 

Erin Griss, Winter Park, CO, Winter Park Competition Center
Kendal Johnson, McFarland, WI, FLY Freestyle (Dalbello)
Eric Loughran, Waterville Valley Freestyle Team
Morgan Northrop, Haymarket, VA, Elite Aerial Development Program

Coaching Staff
Todd Ossian, Head Aerials Coach
Matt Saunders, Aerials Coach
Joe Davies, Aerials Coach
 

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