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.
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.
Mac Bohonnon and Ashley Caldwell took aerials titles at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships in Steamboat Springs.
The U.S. aerial team cleaned house at World Cup finals in Minsk, Belarus, taking home two crystal globes, Rookie of the Year and the Nations Cup.
The U.S. aerials team claimed three podiums at the FIS World Cup in Moscow, Russia.
After spending summer training on the water ramps in Lake Placid, NY, 19-year-old Mac Bohonnon won his first World Cup at the 2015 Putnam Investments Lake Placid Freestyle Cup.
The U.S. Freestyle Team looked good in Lake Placid, NY—competing in both a World Cup and a team event on Saturday.
Mac Bohonnon came home to the jump where he began his career, nailing a career first World Cup win. Kiley McKinnon was eighth, but took over the lead in World Cup aerials.
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Ashley Caldwell and Kiley McKinnon went one-two, with Mac Bohonnon second in men's aerials, at the Visa Freestyle International.
Ashley Caldwell led a 1-2 finish with teammate Kiley McKinnon in the Visa Freestyle International aerials at Deer Valley Resort. Mac Bohonnon was second for the men.
The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team will send a strong team of 14 athletes to Kreischberg, Austria for the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships.
Beijing’s famous Bird’s Nest will see some high-flying action this weekend.
Mac Bohonnon had a stellar performance at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, earning a fifth place finish at his first Olympic berth.
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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.
“To win a globe is a dream come true,” said Bohonnon. “I’ve been thinking about it for a really long time. And to do it 10 years after Speedy did it feels really special. He was a huge influence on me and motivated me to get in to the sport of aerials.”
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Overall aerial World Cup winner, 2015