Freestyle News

Team Pays Tribute to Mikey Lillis


U.S. Ski & Snowboard is paying tribute to up-and-coming freestyle aerialist Michael Lillis Saturday after the 17-year-old died in his sleep at his home in East Rochester.

Lillis, a rising star in U.S. Ski & Snowboard's Elite Aerial Development Program based out of the Olympic village of Lake Placid, was found unresponsive by his...

Aerial Skiers Chris and Jon Lillis are #BrotherGoals


Jon and Chris Lillis have made aerial skiing a family affair. In honor of National Brother's Day, Team USA talks with the brothers about their similarities and differences and how they're pushing each other towards the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.


Squaw Valley Hosts Moguls Team for 2022 Celebration


OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA – U.S. Ski Team moguls athletes will be on site at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows this week for an on-snow training camp and to help celebrate the the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

Hannah Kearney Visits NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!


Hannah Kearney is one of the greatest mogul skiers of all time. But what does she know about business moguls? Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, challenges Kearney to a round of Not My Job on the May 13 episode recorded in Salt Lake City, UT. 


Giaccio Wins Gold at Junior World Championships


VALMALENCO, Italy (April 5, 2017) – After winning bronze in the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships moguls competition, Olivia Giaccio (Redding, CT) landed on top of the podium, bringing home the gold in dual moguls. Jack Kariotis (Tiburon, CA; Team Park City United), who won the men’s moguls competition, was also on the podium with bronze...

Double Moguls Gold for USA Athletes at Junior Worlds


VALMALENCO, Italy (April 4, 2017) – The best junior moguls athletes kicked off their first day of competition at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships on Tuesday, with U.S. athletes Trudy Mickel (Durango,CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) and Jack Kariotis (Tiburon, CA; Team Park City United) sweeping gold. U.S. Ski Team athlete...

Vinecki Lands Junior Worlds Silver


VALMALENCO, Italy (April 4, 2017) – Winter Vinecki led four U.S. athletes into the top 10 at the aerials 2017 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships, winning her first-career junior worlds medal with a second place finish.

Kauf and Bailey Crowned Duals Champions


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 1, 2017) – Mogul skiers from around the country dualed it out on the Voodoo mogul course to close out the 2017 U.S. Freestyle Championships. Jaelin Kauf (Alta, WY) and Hunter Bailey (Vail, CO) ended their seasons as dual moguls national champions.

Schild and Bailey Claim Moguls National Titles


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 31, 2017) – U.S. Ski Team athletes Morgan Schild (Rochester, NY) and Hunter Bailey (Vail, CO) skied to the top of the ranks in the U.S. Freestyle Championships moguls competition on Friday, claiming their first-career national titles.

Mogul Skiers Compete for Titles in Steamboat


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 29, 2017) – The top moguls skiers in the nation are in Ski Town U.S.A.® this week battling for the title of U.S. Champion on Steamboat Resort’s Voodoo course. Competition opens on Thursday, March 30 and continues through April 1. Over 120 athletes from across the nation will compete in both moguls and dual moguls....

Caldwell Will Win or Lose With Triples


Ashley Caldwell will make or miss her third U.S. Olympic team, then potentially win or lose the gold medal in South Korea, by doing triple flips off the kicker while most of the women are doing doubles. It's an all-or-nothing proposition that sets the bar high, and sends a certain message, regardless of whether she finishes first or last.

USSA Names Freestyle Junior Worlds Team


PARK CITY, UT (March 21, 2017) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has announced the team of 14 moguls and aerials athletes that will represent the USA at the 2017 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. Competitions are scheduled for April 3-5.

Behind the Gold: I Got This


USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Ashley Caldwell's first World Championship gold medal in this week's Behind the Gold.

As her plane approached Malaga on the southern coast of Spain, Ashley Caldwell reflected on the World Cup season. It had been nearly three months since she opened defense of her World Cup aerials title...

Caldwell and Lillis Sweep Aerials Gold at Worlds


SIERRA NEVADA (Mar. 10, 2017) – If you would have told Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) and Jon Lillis (Rochester, NY) when they first met nine years ago, that they would win the World Championships together, they wouldn’t have believed you. But that’s exactly what happened Friday night at the 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World...

Double World Champs Medals for USA in Duals


SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 9, 2017) – U.S. Ski Team athletes Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) and Jaelin Kauf (Alta, WY) battled against the world’s best to capture silver and bronze in dual moguls at the 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships.

Wilson’s silver medal is the first World Championship medal of his career and the...

Wilson Leads USA in World Championships Opener


SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 8, 2017) – Abundant sunshine and great mogul skiing kicked off the first day of the 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships. U.S. athletes ended the first of two moguls events with a fifth place finish from Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) and a 10th place finish from Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO).

2017 Freestyle World Championships Team Named


SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 6, 2017) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has announced the team of 16 moguls and aerials athletes that will represent the USA at the 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain. The largest international competition outside of the Olympics, the World...

Lillis Lands a Top Five in Moscow


MOSCOW (March 4, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team aerials athletes took their last jumps of the World Cup season Saturday night in front of thousands of fans in Moscow. Jon Lillis (Rochester, NY) earned the top finish for the U.S. team, landing just off the podium in fourth.

Aerials World Cup Tour Concludes in Moscow


MOSCOW (March 1, 2017) – The best aerialists in the world will close out the 2016-17 World Cup season this weekend with a night event in Moscow. Competition will take place Saturday, March 4 on a scaffolding site just outside of the city center.

Podium for Wilson in World Cup Finale


CHONGLI, China (Feb. 26, 2017) – Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) closed out the FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup season on the podium with a third place finish at Thaiwoo Ski Resort on Sunday.

After missing finals in the singles competition on Saturday, Wilson put it all on the line on Sunday, battling through multiple close duals and advance to...



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