PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 31) - Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) led a USA sweep as the American women dominated in the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort. Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) was second with Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) third. Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) was third for the men. It was only the second USA women's podium sweep in history. Action continues Friday with aerials, closing out at Deer Valley with dual moguls on Saturday.
RUKA, Finland (Dec. 15) – Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) kicked the season off with a bang, winning the FIS Freestyle World Cup opener in Ruka. Teammate Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) took third for the men proving that the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team was ready to pick up right where it left off last season. McPhie's back-X and signature D-spin, paired with constant skiing kept her atop the leader board for much of the day. Cota, who was eliminated by Alexander Bilodeau, threw back-full and back-X. Last seasons overall winner, Mikael Kingsbury (Canada) took the win for the men. The U.S. ended with four women in the top 10 and three men in the top six. The World Cup action continues next weekend in Kreischberg, Austria.
STRATTON, VT (March 24) – World Cup Rookie of the Year K.C. Oakley (Piedmont, CA) won her second medal of the weekend with a top dual moguls finish at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships after five solid runs. Cody Tempel (Missoula, MT) took everyone by surprise when he defeated Friday's champion Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) to take the breakthrough win, his first ever. Also medaling were Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) with silver, bronze for Shane Cordeau (Sun Valley, ID) and Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) and silver for Cota. Keaton's medal was her first ever.
STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT (Mar. 23) - Competition was at its highest levels Friday as U.S. athletes took on the world's best from their own team and turned the tables in the final results at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships. Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) managed to edge out second place Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT), winner of the World Cup season title. On the men's side Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) also surpassed second-ranked Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) who was runnerup and was coming off three consecutive World Cup wins in a row. Action at Stratton Mountain will continue Saturday with dual moguls.
PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 2) Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) stretched her record win streak to 13 with a victory Thursday Feb. 2 in the Putnam Investments Moguls at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort. Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) finished second, with an impressive jumps package. Canadian Mikael Kingsbury took the top spot for the men for his sixth consecutive win on the FIS Freestyle World Cup.
DEER VALLEY, UT (Feb. 2) – Watch as Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) 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. The three-day competition leads off with the Putnam Investments moguls Thursday, aerials Friday, Feb. 3, and ends with dual moguls Saturday, Feb. 4.Follow the action with live Twitter and Facebook updates, streaming on Urtur.com, or watch it on NBC Sports Network.
CALGARY, AB (Jan. 28) – Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) extended her FIS Freestyle World Cup record streak to 12 Saturday with a win at the Canada Olympic Park while Mikael Kingsbury of Canada was the mens winner. Kearney was joined on the podium by K.C. Oakley (Piedmont, CA) in third for her first World Cup top 3. Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) was second on the men's side with Sho Kasima (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) in third. The FIS Freestyle World Cup moves back to the United States and Deer Valley Resort for the Visa Freestyle International Feb. 2-4.
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, Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) will compete for her second straight podium using the new head-to-head scoring format. The event opens Thursday, Jan. 19 with moguls, followed by back-to-back aerials events on Friday and Saturday under the lights
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 Tahoe, CA) who rounded out the podium for the second event in a row. Michael Kingsbury of Canada took the win and maintains the men's World Cup point lead.
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.
All eyes will be on defending champion Hannah Kearney, who took a leave from Dartmouth College to get back into the starting gate for a full season.
Kearney will lead six U.S. women into Saturday's qualifying rounds.
Seven U.S. men will start.
QUOTES Moguls Coach Garth Hagar Friday’s training went very well, on the sometimes challenging course in Ruka, tomorrow is when it counts. Our biggest hurdles will come from Canada and Russia. Kearney, (Eliza) Outtrim, (Patrick) Deneen and (Jeremy) Cota are skiing excellent.