Freestyle News

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...

New Trick = Silver for Bowen


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 15, 2015) - Alex Bowen (Springville, NY) used the FIS Freestyle World Championships as a proving ground, landing a triple flip he had never done on snow and taking home a silver medal. It was the first U.S. aerials medal since 2009 as Bowen joined teammate...

McKinnon Takes Silver in Kreischberg


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 15, 2015) - Less than a month after scoring her first World Cup podium in Beijing, Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) found herself with a World Championships silver medal in Kreischberg, Austria. McKinnon joined...

Two Silvers in World Champs Aerials


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 15, 2015)—The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team had an unbelievable day at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships in Kreischberg, with both Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) and Alex Bowen (Springville, NY) taking home silver medals in aerials. Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) finished fourth. It was the first aerials medals for the...

U.S. Freestyle Ready for World Champs


Kreischberg, AUT (Jan. 13, 2015) – After a seven-podium weekend at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort, USA, the top U.S. Freestyle aerial and mogul athletes are keeping the momentum going into the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg,...

Hannah Bids Farewell to Champion


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 10, 2015) - Thirteen years after a teenaged Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) first met the Champion moguls run as a forerunner at the 2002 Olympics, the 2010 Olympic gold medalist bid farewell to the course that helped define her career. Kearney finished second after a hard-fought battle with Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada in...

Debut Win for K.C. Oakley


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 9, 2015) - Veteran K.C. Oakley's (Piedmont, CA) started her day learning she was going to World Championships next week. It ended with her career first World Cup win, throwing down a stunning win to upset Canada's Dufur-Lapointe sisters with a huge three-point win in front of a packed house at Deer Valley Resort. Patrick...

Historic 1-2 for USA Aerialists


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 8, 2015) - In her first win in four years, Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) lit up the sky with a pair of triple flips, joining teammate Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) in the first 1-2 finish for the U.S. women in 26 years. Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) notched his second podium of the season, finishing second to a massive 138.50...

U.S. Freestyle Announces 2015 World Champs Team


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 7, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team will send a strong team of 14 athletes to Kreischberg, Austria Jan. 14-25 for the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships. The Championships include events in freestyle, freeskiing and snowboarding, with aerials and moguls events taking place Jan. 14-19.

U.S. Freestyle Returns Home to Deer Valley


Park City, UT (Dec. 6, 2015) – After starting the season at World Cups across the globe, the U.S. Freestyle Team is back in the USA to compete at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort from Jan. 8-10. A strong group of moguls and aerials athletes will be on the hunt for top podium spots, including Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT),...