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Caldwell: Tripling Up For History

12/22/2015

Ashley Caldwell walked with awe into China’s National Stadium in Beijing last week. Rising from the floor of the fabled Bird’s Nest, where American track and field athletes won seven Olympic gold medals in 2008, the snow-covered scaffolding soared high towards the ceiling. It was an aerialist’s dream. In a few days, she would be standing atop...

U.S. Selections: Aerials Recap

12/22/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 22, 2015) – The next generation of elite aerialists kicked off their competition season Dec. 18-19 at U.S. Selections at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, UT.  U.S. Selection events are held each December to qualify skiers for starts on the NorAm and World Cup Circuits.

Two Podiums for Caldwell in Beijing

12/20/2015

BEIJING, China (Dec. 20, 2015) – After taking the win in Saturday’s individual competition, Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) earned herself another World Cup podium in Beijing, finishing second in the qualifying round of Sunday’s team event. The U.S. was unable to qualify for a spot in the team event finals.

With a mistake on the take off,...

Caldwell Wins World Cup Opener

12/19/2015

BEIJING, China (Dec. 19, 2015) – The American National Anthem rang loud and clear throughout Beijing’s Bird’s Nest after Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) laid down a solid triple twisting triple flip to win the FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup opener. Teammate Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) joined Caldwell on the podium in third.

Aerialists Launch World Cup Season in Beijing

12/17/2015

BEIJING, China (Dec. 17, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Aerials Ski Team will kick off its World Cup season this weekend in Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest. Athletes will compete in an individual competition on Dec. 19 with a team event on Dec. 20. Eight athletes, including 2015 World Cup titlists Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison...

2016 Aerials Team Named

12/15/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 15, 2015) – Reigning World Cup title holders Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT), along with Junior World Champion Harrison Smith (Pittsford, NY) and 2015 World Cup Rookie of the Year Alex Bowen (Springville, NY), are among 15 athletes named to the 2016 U.S. Freestyle Aerials Ski Team. The first World...

First Win for Matthews in Ruka

12/12/2015

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 12, 2015) – In a Lapland winter wonderland, Mikaela Matthews (Frisco, CO) put down seven clean runs on Ruka’s steep mogul course, claiming her first career World Cup win at the 2016 FIS Freestyle dual moguls opener.

The U.S. team advanced six women into the finals, with Matthews and Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO)...

World Cup Season Kicks Off in Ruka

12/10/2015

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 10, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Moguls Ski Team returns to competition this Saturday as the 2015-16 FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup kicks offs in Ruka, Finland. Athletes will have two days of official training before the Dec. 12 dual moguls event. Twelve athletes from the U.S. team will go head-to-head against a stacked...

2016 Moguls Team Named

12/08/2015

RUKA, FINLAND (Dec. 8, 2015) – A stacked field of 19 athletes, including World Cup winner K.C. Oakley (Piedmont, CA), national champions Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME), Nessa Dziemian (East Hampstead, NH) and Tom Rowley (Long Beach, NY), and Olympians Heidi Kloser (Vail, CO), Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA), Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) and Bryon Wilson (...

The Road Less Traveled: Jeremy Bloom

12/08/2015

In an interview with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), U.S. Freestyle Ski Team alum and USSA Trustee Jeremy Bloom reflects on his athletic careers in skiing and football and how keeping sports clean is a cause he now gladly champions.

“The global fight to keep sports clean is really challenging,” said Bloom. “We need to continue to do...

Athletes Give Back: Emily Cook

12/05/2015

When discussing how three-time Olympic aerialist Emily Cook gives back to the Park City community, it might be quicker to list the local organizations she isn't involved with.

From The Speedy Foundation to the Youth Sports Alliance to Kids Play International, Cook is involved with nonprofits at the local, national and global level.

Happy Thanksgiving from the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team

11/25/2015

With the competition and holiday seasons overlapping, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes rarely get to spend Thanksgiving at home. But, whether they are preparing turkey with their family or working up an appetite training with their teammates, there’s a lot to be thankful for. We asked a few of the athletes what they’re most thankful for this...

Aerial Site Build Begins at Utah Olympic Park

11/20/2015

Park City, UT (Nov. 20, 2015) – Since the water ramps at the Utah Olympic Park closed for the season in October, the U.S. Freestyle aerial ski team has been itching to get on snow. With colder temperatures and a solid snow base, the athletes are scheduled to start jumping this Saturday. But before anyone can jump, they need to construct the...

Get Ski-Season Ready with Hannah Kearney

11/12/2015

The snow is already falling in the mountains but there is still time to get your body ready for the upcoming ski season. Here are some exercises that Olympic gold medal winner Hannah Kearney uses daily in her training. See if you can keep up! 

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Freestyle Summer Camp Recap

11/11/2015

A productive summer preparation period is key to helping U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes dominate during the competition season. With both teams gearing up for 2015-16, we’re looking back at exactly what teams accomplished at camps in Park City, Utah and Zermatt, Switzerland this summer/fall and getting a glimpse of what we can expect to see...

Kearney Talks Warren Miller

10/21/2015

Hannah Kearney joined Tyler Tate on 120 Sports to talk about her participation in Warren Miller’s 66th film Chasing Shadows. Kearney and her U.S. Freestyle Ski Team teammates are featured during a segment of the film focused on the Visa Freestyle International at Deer...

Troy Murphy: What Makes a Champion

10/15/2015

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

K.C. Oakley’s Tour de Oregon

08/25/2015

During the off-season, athletes of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team like to get creative with their training. And, being Olympic-level competitors, they tend to have an all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to athletic activities. When she had to skip an on-snow camp in Australia due to a stress reaction in her foot, mogul skier K.C. Oakley grabbed...

Vote for Hannah Kearney as Sportswoman of the Year

08/18/2015

Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) has been named as a finalist for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2015 Sportswoman of the Year Award.

Founded in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation works with girls and women to advance their lives through sports and...

Cancerversary Fundraiser

08/11/2015

When her dad was diagnosed with melanoma four years ago, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerialist Maddy Olsen began thinking of ways she could help her dad as well as other people fighting the battle against cancer. This month, Olsen is organizing a Cancerversary Fundraiser at the Utah Olympic Park in her hometown of Park City, UT.

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