Anna Frank and Bradley Wilson celebrate hardware on the podium at the FIS Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy Friday. (USSA)
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 medal performance in moguls. Wilson's older brother Bryon, a 2010 Olympic moguls medalist, won gold at Junior Worlds in 2007.
Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) of Wasatch Freestyle won gold at the FIS Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy.
Heavenly's Anna Park (Davis, CA) took silver
Wilson, 19, followed in the footsteps of his brother Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT) who won the same competiton at the same age in 2007.
Action concludes Sunday with dual moguls.
Bradley Wilson I qualified low and didn't have a good first run so I was just really glad I made it to finals. You really have nothing to lose qualifying that low so I just went for in and kinda got lucky. At that point there's not much skills involved.
It was a really tough course. It was gnarly!
It really means a lot. There have been a lot of good skiers who have won junior worlds.
Anna Park This morning felt better than any of the other days here. I was really excited after qualifiers and felt good but felt could improve. Then after my final run I was just really, really happy!
This was a really exciting win. Its a big deal for me. I loved the course. It was tough but that always makes it more fun!