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Olympic Champion Recovering from Training Crash

10/05/2012

ZERMATT, Switzerland (Oct. 5) – Olympic moguls champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) is recovering in a Swiss hospital after a training crash Friday (Oct. 5) in Zermatt. Kearney fractured two ribs and is remaining at a hospital in nearby Visp for observation of other minor internal injuries. Kearney and the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team moguls squad...

Oakley Jogs for Jill

09/26/2012

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (Sept. 21) – On Saturday, October 20, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athlete K.C. Oakley will join dozens of others at the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Jill’s Legacy: Jog For Jill, a 5k walk/run at the University of Utah. Oakley co-founded Jill's Legacy in 2010 following the loss of friend Jill Costello to lung...

Freestyle Camp Has Science in Forefront

09/21/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 21) – The U.S. Freestyle Team utilized one of their final water camps before the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Cup season to engage high tech data collection with U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Sports Science staff. The first to utilize the technology was aerials athlete Mike Rossi (Long Valley, NJ), who attached a...

Moguls Team Peaks at Elevation

08/22/2012

EL COLORADO, CHILE (Aug. 22) - With only a few short months before the first FIS Freestyle World Cup of the season, the moguls squad can be found chasing the snow in the lower hemisphere. The mid-summer camp provides an opportunity for athletes like Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and U.S. Champion, Heather McPhie (Bozeman,...

Hurricane For Hope Set for Aug. 10

07/18/2012

PARK CITY, UT (July 25) - On Friday, August 10, family, friends, community members, Olympians and Paralympians will gather at Utah Olympic Park for the inaugural “Hurricane for HOPE". The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and The Speedy Foundation will come together to raise funds that support youth sports programs and mental health awareness.

Olympic Aerialist Emily Cook to Join Service Trip to Rwanda

04/30/2012

PARK CITY, Utah (May 4) – U.S. Freestyle Ski Team veteran Emily Cook is accompanying a delegation of athletes representing the children’s nonprofit organization Kids Play Int'l during a visit to Rwanda this month.

Kids Play Int'l was started by and continues to be run by former top-ranked aerialist Tracy Evans. The organization uses...

Heavenly to Host 2013-14 U.S. Freestyle Champs

04/26/2012

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA (April 26) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced Thursday that the U.S. Freestyle Championships will return to world-class Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. A spectator-friendly venue, Heavenly will play perfect host to men’s and women’s aerials, dual moguls and...

Ferguson Defends National Title

03/25/2012

STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT (March 25) – Defending national aerials champion Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) won gold and retained his title at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships at Stratton Mountain. With difficult course conditions, the door was open for FLY...

Oakley, Tempel Win National Titles

03/24/2012

STRATTON, VT (March 24) – World Cup Rookie of the Year K.C. Oakley (Piedmont, CA) won her second medal of the weekend with a top dual moguls finish at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships after five solid runs. Cody Tempel (Missoula, MT) took everyone by surprise...

Kariotis Gold Makes Five Medals for USA

03/24/2012

VALMALENCO, Italy (March 24) – Junior national champion Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) took the highest dual moguls honor Saturday when she stood atop the podium at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships...

Tables Turned At U.S. Championships

03/23/2012

STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT (Mar. 23) - Competition was at its highest levels Friday as U.S. athletes took on the world's best from their own team and turned the tables in the final results at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships. Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) managed to...

Wilson Captures Junior World Gold

03/23/2012

VALMALENCO, Italy (March 23) – Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) followed in his older brother's footsteps, capturing moguls gold at the FIS Junior World Championships Friday. His medal came just after teammate Anna Park (Davis, CA) captured silver to give the USA a double...

Three Freestyle Rookies of the Year

03/22/2012

MEGEVE, France (Mar. 22) – Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT), K.C. Oakley (Piedmont, CA), and Jonathan Lillis (Rochester, NY) were voted FIS Freestyle World Cup Rookies of the Year. Wilson and Oakley were awarded their cups at the World Cup Finals in Megeve, France. Wilson finished the season ranked eighth in the World Cup moguls standings. K.C....

Lillis, McKinnon Take Silver and Bronze

03/21/2012

VALMALENCO, ITALY ( March 21) – Jonathan Lillis (Rochester, NY) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) took silver and bronze Wednesday at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships. The U.S. took its top aerial and mogul athletes to the event that is the largest competition of the season for athletes under 20.

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Stratton Mountain To Host Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships

03/20/2012

STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT (March 20) – After a season of over 25 World Cup podiums and a pair of titles, members of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team are now set to face each other at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships at Stratton Mountain to battle it out for the title of national champion.

Kearney Wins Back-to-Back World Cup Titles

03/18/2012

MEGEVE, France (Mar. 18) – Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) capped an historic season Sunday, receiving crystal globes for FIS Freestyle World Cup overall and moguls titles. Kearney hoisted the heavy Joska crystal globes high in a ceremony...

Deneen Wins World Cup Finals

03/18/2012

MEGEVE, France (Mar. 18) – Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) defeated World Cup leader Mikael Kingsbury of Canada to win his third dual moguls World Cup in a row at the freestyle World Cup Finals. Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe was the women’s winner on Sunday....

Ferguson Fourth World Cup Aerials Overall

03/17/2012

VOSS, Norway (Mar. 17) – Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) took fifth in the FIS Freestyle Aerials World Cup Finals in Voss, Norway, Saturday, locking him into fourth in the season overall standings. Nevin Brown (Streetsboro, OH) finished a career-best eighth....

U.S. Freestyle Championship

03/14/2012

The U.S. Freestyle National Championships will be held in Stratton, VT March 22-25, 2012.

U.S. Freestyle Championships Event Schedule
Thursday March 22 Halfpipe Competition
Friday March 23 Moguls Competition
Saturday March 24 Aerials Competition ** Please note that the aerials event will not have a moguls...

Cook Returns After Six Week Absence

03/10/2012

Moscow, Russia (Mar. 10) – Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA), back on the World Cup after a six week absence, finished 12th in the FIS Freestyle World Cup in Moscow, Russia. Cook was the only American to make the finals where she qualified 11th. It was a Chinese...

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