Young Mac Bohonnon is proving that consistency is the extra edge needed to be successful in aerials. He finished the 2015 season number one in the world, and he doesn't plan to give that title up anytime soon.
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.
Mac Bohonnon led four Americans into the top 10 in at the FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup in Minsk, Belarus.
The best aerialists in the world tested out the 2018 Olympic venue, with Mac Bohonnon landing a third place finish.
Kiley McKinnon and Mac Bohonnon were the top U.S. finishers in the Visa Freestyle International aerials competition at Deer Valley Resort.
Kiley McKinnon and Mac Bohonnon were crowned champions at the U.S. Freestyle Aerials National Championships.
Ashley Caldwell and Mac Bohonnon both podiumed at the aerials competition in Lake Placid.
The FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup opener concluded with a team event, in which the U.S. placed fifth.
The FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup is returning to Beida Lake, China this weekend after a three-year hiatus.
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 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.
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Skiing before he turned two years old, Mac Bohonnon is right at home on the snow. After getting his start at Stratton Mountain, he further built on his skill set in Dmitriy Kavunov’s Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP).
He says he owes all his success to his family. “My path to the U.S. Ski Team was long and rigorous, but very rewarding,” he says. “I couldn't have made it without the help of my current and previous coaches, and most importantly my family and friends.”
Bohonnon showed strong promise in his first seasons on the U.S. Ski Team. In the 2014 season, when he earned a second-place finish in Val St. Come. That game-changing result punched his ticket to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Competing against athletes nearly twice his age, Bohonnon produced stellar jump after jump and earned a fifth-place finish at his first Olympic berth–at only 19 years old.
Building off his Olympic success, Bohonnon went on to claim five podium finishes in the 2014-15 season, including his first World Cup victory on home snow in Lake Placid, NY. Bohonnon's consistent jumping and stellar results landed him at the top of the aerial World Cup rankings at the send of the 2015 season, bringing home the crystal globe for the first time since Jeret "Speedy" Peterson in 2005. Bohonnon stayed solid during the 2016 season, landing a repeat victory at the World Cup in Minsk, Belarus and helping the U.S. team bring home the Nation's Cup for a second year in a row.
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Overall aerial World Cup winner, 2015