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Cook, Ferguson Lead Young U.S. Team


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 21) – Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) and Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) both made the top 10 in the USANA Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, Saturday. Ferguson and Cook both finished 8th. Standing on top of the podium was Mengtao XU of China for the women and Thomas Lambert of Switzerland for the men. The FIS Freestyle World Cup...

Ferguson Fifth in Lake Placid Aerials


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 20) – Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) finished fifth in the FIS Freestyle World Cup in Lake Placid, NY. Ferguson was bumped out of the Super Finals on the last semifinal jump. Zongyang Jia of China topped the men’s podium with Mengtao XU of...

Kearney Wins Record 11th World Cup


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 19) – Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) won a record 11th consecutive FIS Freestyle World Cup moguls event with victory at the USANA Freestyle Cup at Whiteface Mountain. The title elevates Kearney past Switzerland’s Conny Kissling for the longest Freestyle World Cup win streak. World Champion Patrick Deneen (...

Kearney Goes for 11th Straight Win


Lake Placid, NY (Jan 18) – The FIS Freestyle World Cup makes its first stop in the United States this week, returning to the 1980 Olympic slopes of Lake Placid for the USANA Freestyle Cup. Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) looks to continue her moguls dominance as she seeks an 11th consecutive win. On the high flying aerials jumps,...

Cook Second in World Cup Aerials Opener


MONT GABRIEL, PQ (Jan. 15) – In only her fourth day on snow this season, two-time Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) stood second on the podium Sunday at Mont Gabriel in the FIS Freestyle World Cup aerials opener. Olga Volkova  of the Ukraine finished first edging out Cook, while Russia's Pavel Krotov took the men’s top spot.

Kearney's Year Long Win Streak at 10


MONT GABRIEL, PQ (Jan. 14) - Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) captured her first victory at Mont Gabriel, extending her FIS Freestyle World Cup win streak to 10 consecutive. Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) joined Kearney on the podium with a career best second behind winner Mikael Kingsbury of Canada. Action continues Sunday...

Olympian Ashley Caldwell Out for Season


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 10) – Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA), who won her first World Cup aerials event last January in Lake Placid, will sit out the remainder of the 2012 season after knee surgery. Caldwell was injured in a crash at the NorAm Cup aerials event at the Utah Olympic Park in December. She is expected to be back on skis this...

Moguls Skiers Grab World Cup Spots


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (Dec. 22) – A huge field of 122 athletes from five nations kicked off the 2012 moguls season at the U.S. Ski Team Selections event in Steamboat. Four U.S. athletes picked up FIS Freestyle World Cup start spots based on results from two days of individual moguls. Topping the list was Jay Panther (Park City, UT) and Allison...

Ferguson Leads Strong U.S. Finish


PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 22) – The U.S. Ski Team's Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) soared to a strong win Thursday capping a two-day aerials opener to the International Ski Federation NorAm Cup at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. Ferguson posted an impressive 121.94 to win over Russian Timoflei Slivets, Wednesday's champion. Madison Olsen (Park...

Kearney Leads Three to Podium


MERIBEL, France (Dec. 20) - Olympic gold medalist and defending FIS Freestyle World Cup champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) secured her point lead today after a strong dual moguls win in Meribel – her ninth straight since last season - as three Americans stood atop the podium. Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) was third as was Sho Kashima (S. Lake...

Teller Leads USA Into Opener


SAN CANDIDO, Italy (Dec. 16) – X Games champion John Teller (Mammoth Mountain, CA) led a team of six American men, qualifying second Friday for this weekend's opening FIS Freestyle World Cup ski cross in San Candido. Joe Swensson (Niantic, CT) also qualified for the round of 32 finals. World Cups are set for both Saturday and Sunday in the...

Kearney Leads USA Onslaught in Ruka


RUKA, Finland (Dec. 10) - Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) opened defense of her FIS Freestyle World Cup title with a strong win in Ruka as three Americans made it to the podium. Eliza Outtrim was second behind Kearney while Sho Kashima (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) finished runnerup to Canada's Michael Kingsbury for his first career podium...

Moguls Opener in Ruka Saturday


RUKA, Finland (Dec. 9) - The FIS Freestyle World Cup is ready to go with the moguls opener set for Saturday. Defending World Cup and Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) is ready. U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Moguls Coach Garth Hager was pleased with the training over the past week and feels the team is ready and anxious for the opener....

Athlete Spotlight: Emily Cook


PARK CITY, UT—(Dec. 6) Five-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. Two Olympic Games and six World Championships later, she is the dominant force in women's aerials. Read on to see what makes Emily tick.

2012 Freestyle Roster Announced


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 8) Olympic and World Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT), Olympic bronze medalist Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT)  and World Cup winner Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) headline a strong group of athletes named to the 2012 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. The Team announced its 2012 roster at Deer Valley Resort with an autograph signing for...

Landon Gardner helps Killington Rebuild


PARK CITY, UT—(Oct. 31) It was March 25, 2007, and—down to his last dual moguls run at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships hosted by Killington—freestyle moguls athlete Landon Gardner had all his teeth intact. Fast forward to August 28, 2011, when those in Killington and the surrounding area had all their homes, utilities and lives in tact...

Athlete Spotlight: Hannah Kearney



Columbia Sportswear Partners with Ski Team


PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 21) – Columbia Sportswear, one of the world's most respected outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment brands, will be showcased with some of the world's best Olympic athletes. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) named Columbia as the official outerwear provider to the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team in a partnership that...

Aerials Team Put to the Test


PARK CITY, UT (September 6, 2011) – The U.S. Freestyle Aerials Team athletes thought they were coming to the Center of Excellence for a routine Sunday afternoon training session. They couldn't have been more wrong. Instead of watching video and lifting weights, the Team would spend their afternoon on an obstacle course through the mountain...

K.C. Oakley Fights for Jill's Legacy


PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 1) - Freestyle moguls athlete K.C. Oakley knows what it's like to fight through pain and injury. And she's no stranger to the commitment and dedication it takes to be the best in the world. But it was nothing like the fight she watched her best friend endure. And it left her with the passion to fight for a cause to help...