World Champion Patrick Deneen is known for his sheer speed down the mountain, ranking second overall in the 2012 season and third in the 2013 season. With all sights on the 2014 Games, Deneen will be looking for the win. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
Hannah Kearney retook her spot at the top of the World Cup moguls standings Sunday with a win at the Inawashiro dual moguls competition.
Patrick Deneen skied into the medal finals, finishing sixth in the Olympic moguls competition Monday night in Rosa Khutor.
Nine athletes, including Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney, will be representing the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team in Sochi.
Deneen Seals Olympic Spot
Patrick Deneen skied to third place, his first FIS World Cup podium of the Olympic season, on a steep and icy Calgary moguls course Saturday, while World Cup Champion Hannah Kearney earned a second-place finish.
Hannah Kearney earned the second moguls gold of her career winning the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Voss. Patrick Deneen took bronze.
Freestyle World Champs Team Named
Hannah Kearney led a strong U.S. showing in the pre-Olympic moguls test event in Sochi.
The U.S. women led by Hannah Kearney swept moguls at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort.
VIDEO: Deneen 2nd in Lake Placid MO
Patrick Deneen finishes second behind Mikael Kingsbury in the USANA Lake Placid Freestyle Cup moguls at Whiteface Mountain.
Kearney Wins in Lake Placid
Team competition was at its highest levels Friday as U.S. athletes took on the world's best from their own squad.
Patrick Deneen defeated World Cup leader Mikael Kingsbury of Canada to win his third World Cup event of the season
Hannah Kearney made it 13 in a row with teammate Heather McPhie second in the Putnam Investments moguls at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort.
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Mogul skier Patrick Deneen got a break growing up in Washington. His father was part owner and general manager of a ski resort, so young Deneen was on skis before he was a year old. He started as an alpine racer, but kept watching freestyle skiers and eventually made the change to running bumps.
The last five seasons have seen Deneen go from 2008 FIS World Cup Rookie of the Year, to 2009 World Champion, to riding a win at the Olympic Trials all the way to the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver (where he finished 19th). Deneen captured his career first World Cup victory in 2011 and added two more podiums before taking his first U.S. title to close the season.
The 2012 season got off to a bit of a slow start for Deneen, but an amazing string of three consecutive World Cup dual moguls victories to close the season earned him a career-high second-place ranking in both the moguls and freestyle overall standings. The 2013 season also proved that Deneen is a force on the World Cup circuit, earning eight World Cup podiums spots and wrapping up the season ranked third.
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