Six-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. With Sochi just around the corner, she's as hungry as ever to bring home the gold. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
Three-time Olympian Emily Cook landed the top result for the USA in eighth Friday night during her final Olympic appearance at the women’s aerials event of the 2014 Sochi Games.
Nine athletes, including Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney, will be representing the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team in Sochi.
Mac Bohonnon was named the FIS World Cup Rookie of the Year at the final World Cup aerials event of the season Saturday at snowy Lake Placid.
Jonathan Lillis landed a career best fourth Friday at the Visa Freestyle International FIS World Cup at Deer Valley, where Anton Kushnir of Belarus took the win for the men and Cheng Shuang led a Chinese sweep for the women.
The Visa Freestyle International returns to Deer Valley Resort Jan. 9-11 for moguls and aerials under the lights in vital Olympic qualifying competitions.
Olympian Emily Cook (seen here at Deer Valley) threw a massive full-double full, finished fifth and topped the results for U.S. women in front of a stadium of 40,000 people at the Birds Nest aerials World Cup Saturday.
The 2014 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s aerials squad, led by Olympian Emily Cook and World Cup podium finisher Dylan Ferguson, was announced in advance of the first World Cup of the season Dec. 15 in Beida Lake, China.
Emily Cook, this month's featured athlete, is a two-time Olympian looking for a shot at a medal in Sochi. (Photo: Kirk Paulson)
U.S. Ski Team athletes past and present, as well as speedskaters and snowboarders, came together to celebrate Jeret "Speedy" Peterson at the second annual Hurricane for Hope. (Photo: Steven Kornreich)
Emily Cook claimed her sixth U.S. aerials title at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships Saturday night at Heavenly.
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Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) took the top spot in the season finale FIS World Cup aerials event in Bukovel, Ukraine. Cook's two previous wins came in Moscow, the last in 2011.
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Six-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. Sidelined by injury after making the 2002 Olympic Team, Cook missed two World Cup seasons while rehabilitating her badly injured feet. She returned in the summer of 2004, competed in the winter of 2005 on the World Championships Team and finally achieved her Olympic dream at the 2006 games in Italy. She battled back to the top again in 2010, earning her second trip to the Olympics (finishing in 11th place) after missing the last two World Cup qualifiers because of a deeply bruised heel.
Cook earned two more World Cup podiums in the 2012-13 season, bringing her career podium tally to a competitive nine. After capping the season ranked second overall in the aerials rankings, she’s coming into the Olympic season experienced but still hungry.
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