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First U.S. Title for World Cup Champ


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 28, 2015) - One of the most remarkable aerials season in the history of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team came to a close Saturday on a hot spring day in Steamboat Springs with some electrifying jumping at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships. World Cup champion Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) capped the season...

Kearney and Murphy Take Mogul National Titles


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 27, 2015) – With the spring sun heating up, fans flocked to the Voodoo mogul run at Steamboat Resort to watch the best mogul skiers in the nation compete at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships. Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) added a fourth mogul national title to her impressive career, while Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME...

Junior Worlds Gold for Harrison Smith


VALMALENCO, Italy (March 24, 2015) – In a stacked field of competitors, Harrison Smith (Pittsford, NY) put down two clean jumps to take the win at the 2015 FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. Teammate Elle Gaudette (Maple Grove, MN) took bronze for the women.

With heavy, wet snow falling on the knoll, the conditions...

Hannah Kearney: Records and Personal Character


USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Hannah Kearney's remarkable 46th World Cup win – tying her with the famed Donna Weinbrecht – and her impending retirement in this week's Behind the Gold.

Storybook Record for Hannah Kearney


MEGEVE, France (March 15, 2015) – Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) capped her illustrious World Cup career with a storybook finish, winning the season finale dual moguls for her 46th career victory. Kearney matched the record held since 1997 by fellow American Olympic champion Donna Weinbrecht. She also walked away with...

Breakthrough Podium for Rowley


MEGEVE, France (March 15, 2015) – With the door closing on his first full season on the World Cup tour, Thomas Rowley (Long Beach, NY) will be taking home some hardware. Rowley battled through five rounds of dual moguls to land his first career World Cup podium, finishing second behind World Champion Anthony Benna of France.

U.S. Freestyle Announces 2015 Junior Worlds Team


U.S. Freestyle Announces 2015 Junior Worlds Team

PARK CITY, UT (March 6, 2015) – A strong team of 16 athletes, including Morgan Schild (Pittsford, NY), Bruce Perry Jr. (Winter Park, CO), Chris Lillis (Rochester, NY) and Elle Gaudette (Maple Grove, MN), will represent the U.S. at the 2015 FIS Freestyle/Freeskiing Junior...

USA Titles in Belarus


MINSK, Belarus (March 1, 2015) – The U.S. aerials team closed out the 2015 season on a high note, with Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) jumping to her second World Cup win of the season and Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) taking season titles, each finishing second. Bohonnon and McKinnon formally claimed their positions...

First World Cup Win for Schild


TAZAWAKO, Japan (March 1, 2015) – After a top 5 finish in Saturday’s mogul competition, Morgan Schild (Pittsford, NY) powered through four rounds of dual moguls to claim her first World Cup podium and win. Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) landed her seventh World Cup podium of the 2015 season with third place. Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME)...

Two U.S. Podiums at Tazawako Moguls


TAZAWAKO, Japan (Feb. 28, 2015) – On a snowy day in Japan, Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) claimed her fourth World Cup win of the 2015 season, besting Japan’s Junko Hoshino and Canada’s Audrey Robichaud. Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) earned his first World Cup podium of the season, finishing second behind Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury.

Three Event Weekend for U.S. Freestyle


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 25, 2015) – With only three tour stops left, the 2015 FIS Freestyle World Cup season is coming to a close. Both the mogul and aerial teams have been performing well on the World Cup all season, and fans can expect them to keep the momentum rolling heading into the last few weeks of competition.

Aerial Podiums All Around in Moscow


MOSCOW, Russia (Feb. 21, 2015) – Just three weeks after winning his first World Cup in front of a hometown crowd in Lake Placid, NY, Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) jumped to his second consecutive World Cup win atop a scaffolding set up in the streets of Moscow. Teammates Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) also landed on...

Moguls Team Performs at Val St. Come


VAL ST. COME, QC (Feb. 7, 2015) – Skiing on the home turf of the strong Canadian freestyle team, five American athletes finished in the top 10 at the FIS Freestyle World Cup in Val St. Come. American Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) took the win for the women and secured the World Cup leader yellow bib for the first time this season. Troy Murphy (...

Tears on a Storybook Night in Lake Placid


An athlete's first World Cup win is a special one. What does it mean to win on home snow in a place full of memories, surrounded by family and friends? USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look in this week's Behind the Gold.

As an athletic coach, you learn that it’s OK to cry. Coaches have a lonely job, laboring hours on end to help...

Americans Solid at Lake Placid Team Event


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 31, 2015) – Crowds braved the sub-zero tempuratures and gathered at the Olympic Jumping Complex to watch the Putnam Investments Lake Placid Freestyle Cup aerials team competition on Saturday night. Two USA teams advanced to the eight team final. USA Team 1, consisting of Si Ning Chan (Maine, NY) Alex Bowen (Springville, NY...

Home Snow Win for Bohonnon


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 30, 2015) - With three Chinese packing the top of the leader board, Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) threw a near perfect quadruple-twisting triple flip to win his first World Cup at the Putnam Investments Lake Placid Freestyle Cup Friday night. Teammate Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) was eighth but it was enough to take over...
Kearney Grabs Second at Whiteface


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 29, 2015)—On a rare warm day at Lake Placid’s Whiteface Mountain, Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) battled Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe to take second in the Putnam Investments Lake Placid Freestyle Cup moguls competition on Thursday.

This was the second U.S. stop of the World Cup this season, after the athletes...

Skiers to Compete in Putnam Investments Freestyle Cup


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 28, 2014) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team begins mid season World Cup competition this week at the Putnam Investments Lake Placid Freestyle Cup. Mogul athletes will take to the course at Whiteface Mountain on Jan. 29 with the aerials competition taking place at the Olympic Jumping Complex Jan. 30-31. Lake Placid is the...

Gold and Record for Kearney


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 19, 2015) - Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) stepped it up another notch, taking gold in dual moguls in a thrilling finals matchup with Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe. It was Kearney's eighth career World Championships medal, the most ever of any freestyle skier.

After skiing to a silver medal in...

Silver for Kearney at Worlds


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 18, 2015) - Veteran Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) powered her way to a silver medal Sunday at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Kreischberg. Rival Justine Dufour-Lapointe took the win. For the men, France's Anthony Benna was an upset winner over Canada's Mikael Kingsbury. Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) was...