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Lillis Kicks off Season with a Podium


PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 21) – The 2012-13 aerials season kicked off with the Columbia Super Continental Cup at the Utah Olympic Park. Team Academy student, Jonathan Lillis (Rochester, NY) was the top U.S. male in third and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) was the first to represent the U.S. women in fourth. Lillis competed two jumps that he learned...

Live Coverage of Aerials Super Continental Cup


PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 20) – The newly launched USSA Network will bring live coverage of this weekend’s FIS Freestyle Aerials Super Continental Cup in Park City to fans. World Cup podium finisher Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) will headline the event. The Super Continental Cup kicks off on Friday. Live coverage begins at 11:15 a.m. MST Saturday on...

Aerials Team Named at Super Continental Cup


PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 19) – The 2013 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s aerials squad led by Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and World Cup podium finisher Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) will be announced at its first competition of the season this Friday Dec. 21. The  FIS Super Continental Cup at the Utah Olympic Park will also mark the first event back...

McPhie Takes Win at World Cup Opener


RUKA, Finland (Dec. 15) – Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) kicked the season off with a bang, winning the FIS Freestyle World Cup opener in Ruka. Teammate Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) took third for the men proving that the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team was ready to pick up right where it left off last season. McPhie's back-X and signature D-...

Moguls 2012-13 Team Announced


PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 14) -  The 2013 U.S. Freestyle Moguls Team, lead by Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT),  Olympic bronze medalist Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT) was named in advance of the Dec. 15 FIS Freestyle season opener in Ruka, Finland. The 20 member team also features Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT), a Junior Olympic gold medalist,...

Freestyle World Cup Opens in Finland


RUKA, FINLAND (Dec. 13) – The FIS Freestyle World Cup season opens Dec. 15 with dual moguls in Ruka, Finland. Headlining the U.S. Ski Team north of the Arctic Circle are Heather McPhie and Pat Deneen. Last season the U.S. took three of six podium spots with Hannah Kearney in first, and Eliza Outtrim and Sho Kashima in second. Olympic champion,...

U.S. Moguls Selections Slated for Copper


COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (Dec. 12) – The U.S. Freestyle Moguls selection event will be hosted at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain Dec. 16-22. Selection events are an opportunity for athletes to qualify for FIS Freestyle World Cup and NorAm starts for the 2013 season, two men and two women's spots are up for grabs. This is the...

Moguls and Aerials Teams Come Together for Utah Training


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 29) – While chasing snow across the globe, both moguls and aerials teams, including Heather McPhie, Bryon Wilson and Dylan Ferguson discovered the best snow right in their backyard. Snowbird Ski Resort and the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) have been hosting the U.S. Freestyle Team for some of their final pre-season training. It's...

Six to Join Hall of Fame


ISHPEMING, MI (Nov. 13) - Freestyle skiing pioneer Wayne Wong and world champion freestyle moguls skier Jeremy Bloom lead an outstanding class of six inductees elected to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Joining them will be Alpine World Championship medalist Kirsten Clark, world champion and snowboarding pioneer Craig Kelly, acclaimed...

Athlete Spotlight: Dylan Ferguson



Dylan Ferguson, kept out of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games by a sudden bout of appendicitis, is spearheading the next wave of American aerialists. He already has a Junior World Championships silver medal and experienced his first World Cup podium last year at Deer Valley. Now, he has his sights set on a World Cup gold medal...

Olympic Champion Recovering from Training Crash


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...