Ashley Caldwell watched the Olympics on TV and thought it would be “totally awesome” to do aerials. Now she's been to the big show twice and has become a force in the aerials world. (USSA/Sarah Brunson)
The top high-flying U.S. aerialists took to Steamboat’s world class aerial hill on Saturday to take their last jumps of the season at the 2016 USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships.
The U.S. Freestyle aerials Ski Team claimed the top spots in the 2016 World Cup finals
The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerials athletes will wrap up the 2015-16 World Cup season this weekend at World Cup finals in Minsk, Belarus.
Mac Bohonnon took his first victory of the season as teammate Jon Lillis finished second, while Madison Olsen was third for the U.S. women Saturday night in Moscow.
Ashley Caldwell landed her ninth World Cup podium, finishing third at the Visa Freestyle International.
Morgan Northrop (Haymarket, VA) and Chris Lillis (Pittsford, NY) each scored career-best World Cup results to lead four Americans in the finals Thursday at the Visa Freestyle International Aerial World Cup.
FIS Freestyle Skiing talks with Ashley Caldwell about overcoming her injuries and kicking off the season with a win.
Only a handful of girls on the tour are throwing triple flips regularly in competition. Ashley Caldwell is one of them.
Ashley Caldwell earned herself another World Cup podium in Beijing, finishing second in the qualifying round of Sunday’s team event.
Ashley Caldwell laid down a solid triple twisting triple flip to win the FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup opener.
The U.S. Freestyle Aerials Ski Team will kick off its World Cup season this weekend in Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest stadium.
Mac Bohonnon and Ashley Caldwell took aerials titles at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships in Steamboat Springs.
The U.S. aerials team claimed three podiums at the FIS World Cup in Moscow, Russia.
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Ashley Caldwell and Kiley McKinnon went one-two, with Mac Bohonnon second in men's aerials, at the Visa Freestyle International.
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Caldwell was a competitive gymnast for 11 years at Apex Gymnastics in Virginia. She watched Olympic skiing on TV and thought that it would be “totally awesome” to do aerials. After only three years of aerials training, Caldwell made the U.S. Ski Team at a Selection Event at the beginning of the 2010 season and went on to have a stellar rookie season.
A series of knee injuries left Caldwell off the competition circuit for over two years, but that hasn't stopped her from becoming an unstoppable force in women's aerials. Caldwell went on to become the first U.S. woman to perform a full, full, full and landed herself a 10th at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The momentum continued to flow for Caldwell in the 2015 season. On home snow at Deer Valley, Caldwell secured her first World Cup win since 2011 with two high degree of difficuly triples. At 2015 World Cup finals in Minsk, Belarus, Caldwell was once again in the top podium spot, ending her season ranked number two in the aerials World Cup standings. 2016 was Caldwell's best season yet. With four podiums on the World Cup, she took home the women's aerials title and capped off her season with her third career national title.
OFF THE SNOW
Ashley Caldwell wins the final World Cup of the 2016 season in Minsk, Belarus.
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