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Believe in U.S.: Heather McPhie


“I am so grateful for so many people along my path. I’ve had a lot of very instrumental, supportive people in my career. It is an individual sport, but when I stand in the gate, it’s a whole crew of people that has helped make that moment happen and help me be prepared to do my best.” – Olympian Heather McPhie. Believe in U.S. is the...

Kearney 2nd - Deneen 3rd in Calgary


CALGARY, AB (Jan. 4) – World Cup Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) earned a second-place finish on a steep and icy Calgary moguls course Saturday, while Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) took third, his first FIS World Cup podium of the Olympic season. On Saturday Kearney also became the first U.S. athlete to achieve two top-three finishes...

Olympic Freestyle Spots on Line at Deer Valley


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 2) – The Visa Freestyle International returns to Deer Valley Resort Jan. 9-11 for moguls and aerials under the lights in vital Olympic qualifying competitions. The events will feature Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT), bronze medalist Bryon Wilson (Butte MT), World Cup podium finisher Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA...

Ferguson Fifth in Bird's Nest World Cup


BEIJING, China (Dec. 22) – Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) landed a fifth-place finish at the aerials World Cup inside the famed Bird’s Nest stadium, the site of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony. Ferguson took the top U.S. finish in the stadium, which was complete with a roaring crowd, music and light show. Canadian Travis Gerrits...

Cook Fifth in Birds Nest Aerials


BEIJING, China (Dec. 21) – Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) threw a massive full-double full, finished fifth and topped the results for U.S. women in front of a stadium of 40,000 people at the Birds Nest aerials World Cup in Beijing Saturday. It was the second U.S. Olympic qualifying event for aerials, and the first event where the Olympic...

MEDIA ALERT: Credentials Available for Lake Placid World Cup


Media credentials are now available for the USANA Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, NY Jan.15-18. The event is the final domestic event for both moguls and aerials before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This event is also the final olympic qualification event for the aerials team. The top U.S. and international athletes will be on site...

Caldwell Returns to Second in Beida Lake


BEIDA LAKE, China (Dec.15) – Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) took second at the aerials World Cup opener on Sunday, her first aerials competition in over two years. It brought Caldwell halfway to Olympic selection, as she earned one of the two required podiums in the qualification period. Li of China won the competition. Caldwell was the...

Kearney Sets Tone at Ruka Opener


RUKA, Finland (Dec. 14) – Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) kicked off the 2014 Olympic season with a comeback win at the Word Cup opener Saturday. Kearney was the only U.S. woman to advance to the second final on the fast, icy course, while Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) spun out in the men’s second final to finish sixth. Next, U.S...

Believe in U.S.: Hannah Kearney


“They only give the individual athlete a gold medal, but no one gets to the top of the podium by themselves.” – Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Athletes like Hannah Kearney ride on the wings of belief of family, friends and the American...

U.S. Freestyle Names Aerials Team


PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 6) – The 2014 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s aerials squad, led by Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and World Cup podium finisher Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA), was announced in advance of the first World Cup of the season Dec. 15 in Beida Lake, China. The World Cup will mark the return of Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA)...

2014 U.S. Freestyle Moguls Team Named


WOLF CREEK, CO (Nov. 23) - The 2014 U.S. Freestyle Moguls Team, led by Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and Olympic bronze medalist Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT), was named this week in advance of the Dec. 14 FIS Freestyle World Cup season opener in Ruka, Finland. The team was publicly announced at Pagosa Springs Spa and Resort in...

Athlete Spotlight: Emily Cook


Six-time U.S. champion and ex-gymnast Emily Cook grew up in suburban Boston and never let go of a dream to compete in the Olympics. Sidelined by injury after making the 2002 Olympic Team, Cook missed two World Cup seasons while rehabilitating her badly injured feet. She returned in the summer of 2004, competed in the winter of 2005 on the World...

Toby Dawson Headlines Hall of Fame


ISHPEMING, MI (Nov. 4) – Six athletes and sport builders have been elected to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame for their contributions to the sport. Honorees include big mountain skier Scot Schmidt, freestyle pioneer and world champion John Clendenin, 2006 Olympic moguls bronze medalist Toby Dawson, freestyle aerials champion Kris...

Athlete Spotlight: Sho Kashima


Sho Kashima got his start at age four after a family move from West Texas to South Lake Tahoe. After having his career-best season in 2009 (8th in the World Cup rankings), Kashima started the 2010 season looking strong with a pair of World Cup top-10 finishes. However, a blown knee sustained while preparing for the Deer Valley World...

Hurricane for Hope Honors Speedy Peterson


PARK CITY, UT (August 24) - U.S. Ski Team athletes, coaches, friends and fans came out in support of the The Speedy Foundation and Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation at the second annual Hurricane for Hope fundraiser. The event, held in honor of 2010 Olympic silver medalist in aerials Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, raised funds for the two organizations...

Bradley Wilson Injured in Chile


EL COLORADO, Chile (Aug. 22) – U.S. Ski Team moguls standout Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) is recovering after a training crash Tuesday afternoon in El Colorado, Chile. The 21-year-old World Cup winner fell on his right side which resulted in a contusion to...

Second Annual Hurricane for Hope


PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 22) – Two years ago members of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team lost a teammate and friend, Olympic silver medalist Jeret “Speedy” Peterson. This Saturday, Aug. 24  athletes of all generations will come together again to honor Speedy at the second annual Hurricane for Hope. The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and The Speedy...

Bradley Wilson Proves Talent off the Hill


Park City, UT (Aug. 6) – World Cup winner Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) is talented in more ways than one. When he's not winning World Cups or perfecting his big airs, he's busy creating one-of-a-kind watercolors. Wilson now lives in Park City, but his Montana roots are visible in many of his pieces.

Utah Olympic Park Hosts Young Guns Camp


Some of the most successful up-and-coming freestyle athletes from across the country came together this past week for the Young Guns Camp at the Utah Olympic Park. The camp was a culmination of water ramping, trampoline training, strength and conditioning and nutrition classes.

Some of the top freestyle athletes included Thomas Rowley...

U.S. World Cup Tour Stops Announced


CAVTAT, Croatia (June 10) – Olympic selection events and a preview of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships highlight a schedule of U.S. World Cup events announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and International Ski Federation at annual spring FIS meetings in Croatia. Each World Cup will be a part of the Olympic selection...