With consistent NorAm success under her belt, Squaw Valley Freestyle Team's Ali Kariotis's eyes are now set on new tricks: back-fulls and D-spins. (Steven Kornreich)
U.S. Ski Team athlete Ali Kariotis led a podium sweep for the women Thursday with Morgan Schild taking silver and Keaton McCargo bronze at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy.
Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearney skied into third Saturday despite flat light conditions at the Voss moguls World Cup.
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.
Hannah Kearney retook her spot at the top of the World Cup moguls standings Sunday with a win at the Inawashiro dual moguls competition.
Olympian Bradley Wilson earned his second career World Cup victory Saturday in a strong return to World Cup moguls competition after the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
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Ali Kariotis took gold in dual moguls to close out a record five-medal effort for the USA at FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships.
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Squaw Valley Freestyle’s Ali Kariotis started dreaming of making the U.S. Ski Team at the age of ten. It only took her six years to get there thanks to a solid 2011 season on the NorAm tour (ranked fourth), including one victory and a fourth-place finish at the FIS Junior World Championships in Finland.
Kariotis became a junior world champion in 2012 by winning the dual moguls in Valmalenco, Italy after securing six NorAm podiums and her second career victory. By the end of the season she had notched a career high second-place finish in the NorAm standings and pulled in a top-20 finish in just her third World Cup competition.
The 2013 season added to Kariotis' strong resume. With five more top-five NorAm finishes, she headed to the FIS Junior World Championships confident and secured a sixth in both moguls and dual moguls.
Winter 2014 was no different for Kariotis, as she started at nine World Cup events and landed eight top-20s, including a ninth at Deer Valley. She capped the season with a gold medal performance at Jr. World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy.
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