Battling through knee injuries, Sho Kashima (right) continues to post top finishes on the World Cup curcuit. (Kirk Paulsen)
Veteran K.C. Oakley skied a powerful run to win her first World Cup. Patrick Deneen was third for the men.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has now confirmed Deer Valley Resort as the site for the 2014 U.S. Freestyle Championships Mar. 28 – Mar. 30.
Crowd favorite Pat Deneen took fourth, the top finish for the USA, while Canadian skier Alex Bilodeau sealed the victory Saturday in front of a crowd of 8,500 at the Visa Freestyle International FIS World Cup at Deer Valley.
Patrick Deneen skied to third place, his first FIS World Cup podium of the Olympic season, on a steep and icy Calgary moguls course Saturday, while World Cup Champion Hannah Kearney earned a second-place finish.
Sho Kashima, this month's featured athlete, finished the 2012-13 season with strong results after battling injury and is preparing for the Olympic Season. (Photo: Kirk Paulsen)
Freestyle Generations Join Together at Camp
Heather McPhie repeated as U.S. moguls champion with Bradley Wilson taking his first title at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships at Heavenly.
U.S. Champs at Heavenly
Bradley Wilson scored his first World Cup win leading a parade of career bests by U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes in Japan.
Bradley Wilson was on the podium again, this time in single moguls, finishing second in a FIS World Cup in Japan.
Season Opener in Ruka
Heavenly to host Freestyle Champs
Watch as Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney looks to extend her record FIS Freestyle World Cup win streak to 13 Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Visa Freestyle International hosted by Deer Valley Resort.
Olympic champion Hannah Kearney extended her World Cup win streak to 12
Sho Kashima Quick Facts
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When you're born in West Texas, it usually takes something dramatic to get you skiing. Sho Kashima grabbed the opportunity when, at age four, his dad was transferred to South Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Mountain Resort. He responded to what he calls "a drastic change in climate" and started skiing, eventually cultivating thoughts of skiing on the World Cup and maybe at the Olympics.
Kashima has battled through his last few years on the World Cup curcuit, going through five knee surgeries, most recently microfacture surgies on both knees in the spring of 2014. Hard work and dedication earned Kashima two top-10 World Cup finishes, a fourth place finish at World Championships and another fourth at U.S. Championships during the 2015 season.
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