Voisin Out for Slopestyle

Voisin Out for Slopestyle

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2014-02-07 22:53
 
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) - Team USA slopestyle skier Maggie Voisin suffered an injury to her right ankle after falling on a rail feature Friday. The injury will keep her out of Tuesday's Olympic slopestyle debut. Voisin, 15, a student at the USSA Team Academy, was one of the top qualifiers in the battle for spots on the debut Olympic slopestyle team. She will not be replaced.
 
Maggie Voisin
I'm extremely disappointed to not be skiing in the first-ever women's slopestyle competition here in Sochi this week. This whole season has been a dream and to get this close and then not be able to ski is heartbreaking. But, I will heal soon and be back competing in no time. I have lots of skiing in front of me. Now I will just try and have fun and enjoy the rest of the Olympic experience. 
 
Luke Bodensteiner, Executive Vice President, Athletics, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association

 


 

Goepper Back-to-Back X Games Gold

Goepper Back-to-Back X Games Gold

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2014-01-26 15:45
 

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 26) – Olympian Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) became the first man since 2004 to win back-to-back slopestyle skiing gold medals at X Games on Sunday, just two weeks from the sport's Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia. McRae Williams (Salt Lake City) took silver and Norway’s Andreas Håtveit bronze. Fifteen-year-old Olympian Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) earned women’s silver during her first-ever X Games, while Canadians Kaya Turski and Kim Lamarre landed gold and bronze respectively. The Olympic slopestyle skiing debut is scheduled for Feb. 13 for the men and Feb. 11 for the women at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

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Additional Freeskiing Athletes Set For Sochi

Additional Freeskiing Athletes Set For Sochi

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2014-01-21 10:00
 

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 21) – Five additional freeskiing athletes were nominated by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to be a part of the Olympic debut of halfpipe and slopestyle skiing. In addition, skicross athlete John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) was nominated to the team, following his win in the final Olympic qualifying World Cup last week. With the confirmation of quotas within freestyle skiing, the USSA added two skiers in halfpipe and three in slopestyle to round out the full team. The formal naming of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team by the United States Olympic Committee is set for Jan. 27.

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Herman Headed to Sochi

Herman Headed to Sochi

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2014-01-18 14:18
 

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Keri Herman (Bloomington, MN) clinched her spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle skiing with her second-place finish Saturday morning at the fifth and final Olympic qualifier at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. Julia Krass (Hanover, NH) took the win on the Kings Crown slopestyle course while Canadian Dara Howell slipped into third. The men take to the course Saturday afternoon for the final battle for Sochi spots. Official team nominations will be announced Saturday night after the final halfpipe qualifier, which can be streamed live at usfreeskiing.com at 6:30 p.m. EST.

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Logan Seals Sochi Spot

Logan Seals Sochi Spot

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2014-01-17 14:58
 

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 17) – U.S. Freeskiing double-threat Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) mathematically clinched her spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle skiing Friday with her impressive victory at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. Canadians Dara Howell and Kaya Turski couldn’t surpass Logan’s 87.40 she scored on the King’s Crown slopestyle course and they settled for second and third. Logan will compete in the fourth Olympic qualifier for halfpipe Friday evening at a chance to make the first-ever Olympic team for halfpipe skiing. Watch the qualifier on NBCSN or stream it on nbcsports.com/liveextra at 11:00 p.m. EST.

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Visa U.S. Grand Prix Heads to Breckenridge

Visa U.S. Grand Prix Heads to Breckenridge

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2014-01-06 16:16
 

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 6) – The nation’s leading freeskiing athletes continue the battle for Olympic team spots Jan. 8-12 when the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face heads to Breckenridge for the third of five Olympic qualification events. The athletes will compete in the FIS World Cup event with top international athletes, while also continuing the hunt for spots on the first-ever U.S. Olympic Team for halfpipe and slopestyle skiing. X Games gold medalist Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) is the only athlete that has mathematically secured a team spot, bringing the competition down to the wire for a heavy hitting core of U.S. athletes. NBC and NBCSN will air coverage of both halfpipe and slopestyle finals.

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Stevens-Eliassen 2-3 at Visa Grand Prix at Copper

Stevens-Eliassen 2-3 at Visa Grand Prix at Copper

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2013-12-21 15:29
 

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO. (Dec. 22) – Rookie Darian Stevens (Missoula, MT) took second and the top U.S. spot at Saturday’s slopestyle final while Grete Eliassen (Salt Lake City) came in third at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face. Dara Howell of Canada won the women’s FIS World Cup event, and fifteen-year-old rookie Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) finished fourth, boosting into the top of the Olympic qualification standings. Stevens and Eliassen took one of two required podium finishes to qualify for the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team. Previous leader Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) did not qualify for the slopestyle final and dropped to a second-place tie with Darian Stevens in the standings. Saturday’s results break the competition wide open, making it anyone’s game when the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix goes to Breckenridge Jan. 8-12.

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Olympic Qualifiers Continue at Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix

Olympic Qualifiers Continue at Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix

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2013-12-17 08:28
 

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 17) – Top freeskiing athletes from the USA converge at the second of five Olympic qualification events and the opening of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Series Presented by The North Face, part of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour, at Copper Mountain Dec. 20-21. The athletes will compete in the FIS World Cup event with a field of international athletes, while also continuing the quest for spots on the first-ever U.S. Olympic Team for halfpipe and slopestyle skiing. The Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix will air on NBC and NBCSN. See below for a complete competition and TV schedule.

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Logan Claims First-Ever Olympic Qualifier

Logan Claims First-Ever Olympic Qualifier

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2013-12-14 18:05
 

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 15) – Three-time X Games medalist Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) sealed the victory Saturday in the first-ever slopestyle skiing Olympic qualifier at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships. U.S. Freeskiing rookie Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) also made the podium on Saturday, which also happened to be her 15th birthday, making her age-eligible for the Olympic Winter Games. Logan and Voisin are in a favorable position as the series moves to Copper Mountain for the Visa U.S. Grand Prix Presented by The North Face on Dec. 20-21, the second of five qualification events.

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Goepper and Voisin Top Dew Tour Qualifiers

Goepper and Voisin Top Dew Tour Qualifiers

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2013-12-12 14:46
 

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 12) – Both men and women U.S. Freeskiing athletes rose above a tough field of competitors to qualify for the top spots in the finals at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships and kick off the first-ever Olympic qualification series for U.S. Freeskiing. X Games gold medalist Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) sealed the top qualification spot for the men’s slopestyle skiing final on Thursday, while on Wednesday fourteen-year-old rookie Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) led a U.S. Freeskiing sweep of the women’s slopestyle skiing qualifier. Later in the day Wednesday U.S. athlete Angeli VanLaanen took first place in halfpipe qualifiers after she went big and beat three-time X Games medalist Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) for the top spot by over 2 points. On Friday, the women battle in the halfpipe skiing final at 9:30 a.m. MST, which can be streamed live at www.dewtour.com.

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