Park City local Madison Olsen is proving to be a dominant force on the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. (Tom Kelly/U.S. Freestyle)
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 earned herself another World Cup podium in Beijing, finishing second in the qualifying round of Sunday’s team event.
The U.S. Freestyle Aerials Ski Team will kick off its World Cup season this weekend in Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest stadium.
Madison Olsen, seen here last year at U.S. Championships, joins a team of top junior athletes on the 2014 U.S. Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships Ski Team headed to the FIS Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships in Valmalenco, Italy March 25-27.
The USSA TEAM Academy held its first graduation ceremony June 1st in Park City, UT. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/USSA)
Cook Takes Third
The USA soared to three podiums Saturday at the Columbia Super Continental Cup at the Utah Olympic Park.
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When you grow up in the town where the U.S. aerials team trains, inspiration isn’t hard to find. Park City, UT native Madison Olsen got her start on the moguls slope, but the monster aerials jump soon caught her eye and a dream was born. “Getting to watching the U.S. Ski Team train and compete, I decided that I wanted to pursue the goal of making the national team and to hopefully one day go to the Olympics,” says Olsen.
The 2012 season saw Olsen spread her wings on the NorAm Tour with three wins and three more podiums, earning her a second-place NorAm ranking. She ended her season with a first-place finish at her U.S. Championships debut. The 2013 season was all about the World Cup for Olsen, who snagged three top-ten results and a top 20 at World Championships in Voss, Norway. In 2014 Olsen earned a seventh at Jr. World Championships and a fourth at U.S. Championships. A broken foot kept Olsen out of competition for the 2014-15 season, but she returned in 2016 with strong results, including a third place finish at the World Cup in Moscow, her first career podium.
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FIS Junior World Championships
U.S. National Championship Title (1)