LA PLAGNE, France (March 21) – Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) claimed her fourth-straight FIS Freestyle World Cup moguls title Friday with her gold-medal run under the lights at the World Cup Finals competition. Only five points separated Kearney and Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe going into Friday’s competition, where Dufour-Lapointe crashed and paved the way for Kearney’s victory and career fifth moguls title. Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) advanced to the men’s final, finishing fourth behind winner and World Cup champion Alex Bilodeau of Canada. U.S. Ski Team athletes now return to Park City, UT for the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley March 28-29.
VOSS-MYRKDALEN, Norway (March 16) – Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearny (Norwich, VT) returned to the top of the World Cup standings Sunday with her win at the Voss dual moguls World Cup. Kearney faced off with rival Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe in the final round, where she took the win and took back the yellow bib with only one dual moguls competition remaining. Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) also landed on the podium in third to lead the U.S. men, finishing behind the men’s winner, Mikael Kingsbury of Canada. Now the athletes head to La Plagne, France for World Cup Finals next weekend.
INAWASHIRO, Japan (March 2) – Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) retook her spot at the top of the World Cup moguls standings Sunday with a win at the Inawashiro dual moguls competition. She answered swiftly after a DNF Saturday to take back the yellow bib from Canada’s Justine Dufour-Lapointe, who finished ninth Sunday. Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) skied into the top spot for the men in fifth behind duals winner Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury. Next, the World Cup tour heads to Voss, Norway for a moguls and dual moguls event March 15-16.
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.