Freestyle News

McKinnon Returns to the Podium


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 3, 2017) – The best aerialists in the world put on a fantastic show in front of thousands fan on Friday night at the Visa Freestyle International. Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) landed her first podium of the season, finishing second on her home turf and putting herself one step closer to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Emotional Win For Schild at Deer Valley


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 2, 2017) – The atmosphere at the first night of the Visa Freestyle International was electric, with the best moguls athletes in the world battling it out for the Putnam Investments Freestyle Challenge title. In the end, it was American Morgan Schild (Rochester, NY) who landed on top of the podium, adding another victory to...

Olympic Qualification Begins at Visa Freestyle International


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 31, 2017) – The best aerials and moguls skiers in the world return to Deer Valley Resort once again this week for the Visa Freestyle International – the biggest FIS Freestyle World Cup of the season. Moguls, aerials and dual moguls events will take place Feb. 2 - 4, with the aerials competition on Feb. 3 marking the first...

Dziemian and Rowley Step Up in Calgary


CALGARY, Alberta (Jan. 28, 2017) – The FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup tour wrapped up its third North American stop on Saturday at the Canada Olympic Park. Tom Rowley (Long Beach, NY) and Nessa Dziemian (East Hampstead, NH) were the top U.S. Ski Team athletes in the...

Moguls World Cup Continues in Calgary


CALGARY, AB (Jan. 26, 2017) – The FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup makes its fourth stop of the tour this weekend in the Canadian metropolis of Calgary, Alberta. Athletes will compete in a single moguls competition at the Canada Olympic Park on Saturday, Jan. 28.

McCargo and Murphy Top Americans in Quebec


VAL ST COME, Quebec (Jan. 21, 2017) – The U.S. mogul skiers put up a strong showing against a tough field at the FIS Freestyle World Cup at Val St. Come on Saturday. Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) and Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME) were the top U.S. athletes, finishing sixth and 10th respectively.

McKinnon and Bohonnon Crowned National Champs


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 19, 2017) – After hosting the Putnam Investment Freestyle Cup last weekend, aerials action continued at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid, NY with the U.S. Freestyle Aerials National Championships. Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) and Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) led the U.S. team, both winning the national titles.

Mogul Skiers Carry Momentum into Val St. Come


VAL ST. COME, Quebec (Jan. 19, 2017) – After a successful showing on home snow in Lake Placid, NY, the U.S. Ski Team moguls athletes are moving on to the second of four North American FIS Freestyle World Cups at Val St. Come. Men’s and women’s competitions will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21.

Caldwell and Bohonnon Soar to Podium Finishes


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 14, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team aerials athletes put on a show at the Olympic Jumping Complex Saturday night to close out the Putnam Investments Freestyle Cup weekend. Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) and Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) both landed on the podium, with Caldwell taking the win for the women and Bohonnon finishing...

Schild and Wilson Podium on Home Turf


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 13, 2017) – The U.S. moguls team capped off a day of strong performances at the Putnam Investment Freestyle Cup with two podiums. Morgan Schild (Pittsford, NY) and Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) charged down the Wilderness mogul course at Whiteface Mountain, both landing third place finishes.

Freestyle World Cup Starts New Year in Lake Placid


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 9, 2017) – FIS Freestyle moguls and aerials athletes return to competition in the new year this week at the Putnam Investments Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, NY. The moguls competition will take place Friday, Jan. 13 at Whiteface Mountain. Aerial athletes will compete at a night event on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Olympic...

Zipline Ski Expands and Extends U.S. Ski Team Contract


BALTIMORE, MD (Dec. 20, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today Zipline Ski’s expansion as an official U.S. Freestyle Ski Team supplier. U.S. Freestyle Ski Team members will now have the option to use the newly-released Zipline Podium Goggles in addition to a new version of Zipline Graphite Poles. The contract...

U.S. Team Fifth in Beida Lake


BEIDA LAKE, China (Dec. 18, 2016) – The FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup opening weekend concluded on Sunday afternoon in Beida Lake with a team event. The U.S. team, consisting of Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT), Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Alex Bowen (Springville, NY), posted a score of 234.93, finishing fifth.

Lillis Top American in Beida Lake


BEIDA LAKE, China (Dec. 17, 2017) – The U.S. aerials team landed four athletes in the top 10 at the FIS Freestyle World Cup opener in Beida Lake. Jon Lillis (Pittsford, NY) posted the top result for the Americans, finishing just off the podium in fourth.

Aerialists Start World Cup Season in China


BEIDA LAKE, China (Dec. 15, 2016) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerials athletes have landed in Beida Lake, China for the FIS Freestyle World Cup opener. Eight U.S. athletes will compete in an individual event on Dec. 17 with a team event on Dec. 18.

After a three-year stint in the Bird’s Nest, the World Cup opener is returning to the...

McCargo Leads U.S. Women with Podium Finish in Ruka


RUKA, Finland (Dec. 10, 2016) – The U.S. women’s moguls team started the season off with strong performances at the FIS Freestyle world cup opener in Ruka. Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) led the charge with a third place finish, her first career World Cup podium.

McCargo has been a solid skier for the U.S. on the World Cup the past three...

Ruka Ready for Moguls World Cup Opener


RUKA, Finland (Dec. 8, 2016) – The FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup tour is set to kick off this weekend just below the Arctic Circle in the winter wonderland of Ruka, Finland. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team will have 12 athletes competing in the moguls competition on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Shaman Skis Named Official Supplier for U.S. Freestyle Ski Team


BALTIMORE, MD (Dec. 7, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that Shaman Skis of Finland will expand into the U.S. market as an official U.S. Freestyle Ski Team supplier. Shaman will be an official supplier for the team through 2020, including the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

2017 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 5, 2016) – The 2017 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team moguls and aerials rosters have been announced, with 37 athletes representing the United States across national and international competitions this pre-Olympic season.

This year’s moguls team consists of 21 athletes, including Olympians Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) and...

Who Will Emerge on the U.S. Aerials Team This Season?


There are a lot of exciting Olympic storylines to watch this season, including that of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerials athletes. With the start of the freestyle aerials skiing world cup season scheduled for Dec. 17-18 in Beida Lake, China, the question that hovers is whether this will be a comeback season for Mac Bohonnon and Kiley McKinnon...