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Duals Titles for Wilson and Outtrim

PARK CITY, UT (March 30) – Olympians Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) and Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) raced through heavy snow Sunday to pin down dual moguls titles at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley. It was Outtrim’s second victory of the weekend after she won the moguls title on Friday, while Wilson finished second place on Friday. Sunday’s event wrapped up the U.S. Freestyle Championships and capped another incredible season for U.S. Freestyle Ski Team.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Olympians Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) and Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) raced through heavy snow Sunday to pin down dual moguls titles at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley.
  • It was Outtrim’s second victory of the weekend after she won the moguls title on Friday, while Wilson finished second place on Friday. Outtrim now has a total of three U.S. titles to her name while Wilson now has two.
  • Nick Hanscom (Park City, UT) skied into second in the men’s big final, while Joe Discoe (Telluride, CO) took the third spot with Jay Panther (Park City, UT) fourth. Dylan Walczyk (Rochester, NY) finished fifth.
  • U.S. Ski Team rookie Sophia Schwartz (Steamboat Springs, CO) finished second in the women’s big final, her second silver medal of the weekend. Elizabeth O’Connell (Winter Park, CO) finished the day in third with Lane Stoltzner (Steamboat Springs, CO) fourth. Stoltzner also notched a third place on Friday.
  • Snow showers turned heavy during finals, but the soft, wet snow on the 2002 Olympic venue held up surprisingly well for the last competition of the season.
  • Sunday’s event wrapped up the U.S. Freestyle Championships and capped another incredible season for U.S. Freestyle Ski Team.

QUOTES
Bradley Wilson
It feels really good. It was a really long season. I consider it a success to come here and win it on the last competition of the year. It’s a good way to go out for sure, especially here at Deer Valley; it just makes it that much better.

It was insane. I had to do a couple goggle switches. It was super wet. The course actually stayed pretty good. It was able to stay soft unlike the rest of the mountain. It was pretty good. I’m just happy to make it down.

Eliza Outtrim
It feels amazing. I don’t really know what I expected this week. There weren’t that many Team members here, so I was really hoping that me and the few teammates here could sweep the podium. It’s a little unexpected I suppose. It was a lot of duals skiing today. We had to duel from a round of 32, which is unusual because in World Cup we only duel from 16. I was just happy to make it to the finals and get Sophia.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:57:55 +0000

First Time Titlists at Deer Valley

PARK CITY, UT (March 29) – Two-time Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) rose to the top on Saturday to take her first-ever U.S. aerials title during day two of the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley. Alec Carignan (FLY Freestyle; Pelham, NH) claimed the title for the men in what was a huge day for the Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP), where both U.S. Ski Team veterans and development athletes fought for podium spots at the 2002 Olympic aerials venue. U.S. Freestyle Championships continue Sunday with a dual moguls competition to wrap up the weekend.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two-time Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) rose to the top on Saturday to take her first-ever U.S. aerials title during day two of the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley.
  • Alec Carignan (FLY Freestyle; Pelham, NH) claimed the title for the men in what was a huge day for the Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP), where both U.S. Ski Team veterans and development athletes fought for podium spots.
  • Si Ning Chan (EADP; Lake Placid, NY) took second for the women with Allison Lee (Manchester, CT) third. Chan was also named the 2014 NorAm Champion earlier this season.
  • U.S. Ski Team athlete Madison Olsen (Park City, UT) skied into fourth with Madison Gorelik (Park City, UT) seventh.
  • Zachary Surdell (EADP; Lake Placid, NY) landed second for the men with Team athlete Mike Rossi (Long Valley, NJ) third.
  • Breezy conditions and sticky snow at the 2002 Olympic aerials venue did not stop the athletes from showcasing their sport to the crowd at the base of the White Owl jumps.
  • The event was moved from its originally scheduled location at Heavenly.
  • U.S. Freestyle Championships continue Sunday with a dual moguls competition to wrap up the weekend.

QUOTES
Ashley Caldwell
Nationals is the last competition of the year. Everyone has had a really long season, and I came off a long break after the Olympics. It was actually pretty good weather except for the wind. It was sunny and nice.

I was excited to be out here. It was a fun day and I saw some sweet jumps out of a lot of the younger kids, which was really cool. But the highlight of my day was being injury free after a whole winter season. So I’m really happy just to be healthy.

Alec Carignan
I couldn’t be happier right now. It’s incredible. I wish my family was here. My sisters and my mom couldn’t make it out. Either way it’s amazing.

I didn’t want to do the lower tricks that I had. I just did my most difficult tricks. It’s Nationals. It’s the last day of the year and I might as well throw down. I just put down some of my best jumps of the year in comp and I couldn’t be happier.

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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 21:01:29 +0000

Deneen and Outtrim Claim U.S. Titles

PARK CITY, UT (March 28) – Olympians Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) and Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) both put down solid runs to claim the men’s and women’s U.S. titles at Friday’s moguls competition, the opening event of the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley. Fresh snow and plenty of sunshine on the 2002 Olympic venue created a spectacular round of finals that saw both veterans and rookies land on the podium. U.S. Championships continue on Saturday with men’s and women’s aerials.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Olympians Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) and Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) reeled in the men’s and women’s U.S. titles at Friday’s moguls competition, the opening event of the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley.
  • It was the second-career U.S. title for Deneen, who took the dual moguls title in 2013 at Heavenly, CA.
  • Olympian Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) skied into second-place on Friday with Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) in third.
  • U.S. Ski Team rookie Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME) also advanced to the men’s final, where he finished seventh with Dylan Walczyk (Rochester, NY) in eighth, Joe Discoe (Telluride, CO) ninth and Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT) tenth.
  • It was also Outtrim’s second-career U.S. title after she won the dual moguls title at Stratton Mountain, VT in 2011.
  • Outtrim was joined on the podium by U.S. Ski Team rookie Sophia Schwartz (Steamboat Springs, CO) in second and Lane Stoltzner (Steamboat Springs, CO) third.
  • Fresh snow and plenty of sunshine on the 2002 Olympic venue created a spectacular round of finals for the athletes and the sizable crowd that gathered at the base of the Champion course.
  • The event was moved from its originally scheduled location at Heavenly.
  • U.S. Championships continue on Saturday with men’s and women’s aerials, where two-time Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) will lead the aerials team with Olympian Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT). A dual moguls competition is set to wrap things up on Sunday.

QUOTES
Patrick Deneen
Deer Valley is always an interesting animal. I can’t remember ever having a good training day here, so definitely coming into today I was a little nervous on how I was going to put my run together, but once I got here, the course was in incredible shape. I just needed to go out and do my thing, ski my run and that’s what I did two times and came out with the win.

Any time you come to Deer Valley is awesome, whether you’re skiing or competing. And to come out with a victory at Deer Valley is really exciting.

Eliza Outtrim
The course is really good. These guys at Deer Valley rebuilt it a little while ago, so I’m very grateful for that because at the end of the season it can get really rough. It’s definitely a difficult course. This is where we have the World Cup every year, so this is like the highest level course you can have. It’s hard to get down, but I think I skied well. Definitely my best run was the run I just skied, so I skied it at the right time.

Bradley Wilson
Deer Valley is so sweet. This course is incredible. To do it here at home is amazing. I competed in the Olympics, and that alone was enough, but to come out here and get on the podium with these guys is pretty cool. It’s a nice little bonus at the end of the season.

Sophia Schwartz
Today has been awesome. We came out early in the morning and it was sort of in and out of sunshine. We had a bit of fresh snow on the course, which was great. I qualified well and skied my run the way I wanted to ski. When we came back out for finals and saw the sun was shining, I was just stoked to get to ski this awesome course.

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:16:48 +0000

USA Sweeps Podium at Junior Worlds

VALMALENCO, Italy (March, 27) – U.S. athletes occupied four of six podium spots Thursday during the dual moguls competition at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships. U.S. Ski Team athlete Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) took the victory and led a U.S. podium sweep for the women after qualifying first earlier in the day. Morgan Schild (Vail, CO) and Tom Rawley (Telluride, CO) each nabbed a silver medal while Wednesday’s gold medalist Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) took bronze.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Ski Team athlete Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) led a podium sweep for the women in dual moguls at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships Thursday in Valmalenco, Italy.
  • Morgan Schild (Vail, CO) took silver and Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) bronze. McCargo also took home the gold medal at Wednesday’s moguls competition while Schild earned silver.
  • Tom Rawley (Telluride, CO), who also earned gold Wednesday, landed silver in duals while Joel Hendrick (Winter Park, CO) took fourth.
  • Benjamin Cavet of France claimed the victory for the men with Marco Tade of Switzerland earning bronze.
  • The sun broke through the clouds for the first time in a week on Thursday, but the course held up well enough for the junior athletes to put on a show.
  • Next, the U.S. athletes head to the final competition of the season this weekend at the 2014 USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley for moguls, aerials and dual moguls competitions.

QUOTES
Ali Kariotis
I am so happy with the way today went for me. I qualified first which was a really good way to start the day and it was just awesome to see how well Team USA did as a whole. We were able to compete as a team and support each other and the results are awesome. I'm really looking forward to next season to see what I can do!

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:59:06 +0000

Three Moguls Podiums at Jr. World Championships

VALMALENCO, Italy (March, 26) – At the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships earlier today, U.S. junior freestyle moguls athletes Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) and Tom Rowley (Telluride, CO) took gold and Morgan Schild (Vail, CO) took silver. The ever difficult course was no match for the strong skiing the young guns were able to throw down. Both McCargo and Rowley have previously earned podiums at the prestigious event, this was Schild's first Jr. World's appearance. Dual moguls continue tomorrow.

HIGHLIGTS

  • Keaton McCargo and Tom Rowley both took gold at the FIS Freestyle Jr. World Championships
  • Morgan Schild of Ski and Snowboard Club Vail took silver
  • McCargo and Rowley have both previously had success at Jr. World's each taking gold last year
  • This was Schild's first appearance at Jr. World's
  • U.S. athletes, Nessa Dziemian (Park City, UT) and Ali Kariotis took fourth and fifth, respectively
  • Joel Hendrick (Winter Park,CO) took seventh
  • On the aerials side, Si Ning, of the Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP) took fourth on Tuesday
  • Duals wrap up the freestyle events tomorrow

 

QUOTES
Scott Rawles, Head Moguls Coach

It's great at a big event like Jr. World's to be able to see these young athletes rise to the occasion and see the future of the team in front of our eyes. Jr. World's has always been a great stepping stone for athletes like Hannah Kearney who won gold there to go on and do incredible things in our sport.

Keaton McCargo
I tried to compete similarly to the way I did last year. To have fun and remember why i'm skiing in the first place and that's to have fun. The field has been really strong both years so I'm really happy that I was able to ski well through each round, and rely on my skiing when it counted. Looking ahead I want to remember to keep skiing the way I have been which is aggressively and remember to have fun.

Tom Rowley
The course was skiing really well today. My first run felt really good and I was abel to ski fast and keep that momentum moving through all the rounds. I was confident in my training earlier in the day and I just wanted to go out there, trust my skiing and have fun. Hopefully i'll ski well at selections and earn some World Cup starts.

Morgan Schild
I started off the day off not skiing my best but as the course got a little softer I was able to get into my rhythm and my skiing got a lot better. I was able to ski well when it counted in finals and then let it rip in superfinals. It's really fun to be able to ski with and against all the nations.

 


Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:04:43 +0000

Take Five with U.S. Freestyle Ski Team's Heidi Kloser

Every athlete experiences a setback during his or her career. That’s just part of sports.

But with every setback, there’s also a chance to comeback.

Liberty Mutual Insurance sat down with US Freeskiing’s Skier Heidi Kloser (Vail, CO) to get her thoughts on making a strong comeback from a setback.

In our exclusive Take 5 interview, Heidi shared her challenges and lessons stemming from a highly publicized, highly complex right knee injury. The injury occurred in Sochi, Russia, in Heidi’s first training run the morning of the moguls event at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Less than an hour before the event began, Heidi fell and tore her ACL, partially tore her MCL, partially tore her meniscus and broke her femur bone. Heidi was ranked second in the U.S and fourth in the world entering the competition.

Heidi told us that she felt a wealth of emotions as she lay waiting for U.S. Ski Team doctors and coaches to come help her. As tough as the situation was, Heidi knew that her return to the Winter Olympics in 2018 would serve as “a great inspirational comeback story for the people at home watching the event.” She also wanted to see her mother, and ask her if she would still be considered an Olympian.

Heidi was indeed still considered an Olympian, and with the help of crutches, she walked with the rest of the U.S. Olympic Team in the Opening Ceremonies. She says the experience went a long way towards boosting her spirits in a tough time.

Heidi knows she is still in the early stages of her comeback, but her attitude is clearly positive and focused, with an end goal in sight–competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Heidi advises our young athletes who are facing injuries or other setbacks to “just keep doing what the medical personnel tell you to do, because they’re looking out for you and they know how to help you.” She adds that a comeback from injury is “one of the hardest things…but will be worth it.” She says she will “always work hard, because hard work really does pay off.”

To read the full Take 5 interview with Heidi, visit ResponsibleSports.com. Come back next month for another exclusive Take 5 interview!

At Liberty Mutual Insurance, we constantly look for ways to celebrate the countless acts of responsibility shown by people every day. We created Responsible Sports, powered by Positive Coaching Alliance, as part of this belief to help ensure that our kids experience the best that sports have to offer in environments that promote and display responsibility. We believe kids can learn valuable life lessons when coaches and parents come together to support winning on and off the field. Join the Responsible Sports movement!

 

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:34:25 +0000

Fourth-Straight Moguls Title for Kearney

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 in La Plagne, France.
  • 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.
  • In 2014 Kearney skied to six wins, stood on nine podiums, earned an Olympic bronze medal and took both the moguls globe as well as her third FIS Freestyle overall World Cup title.
  • Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) was taken out in the quarterfinals by Canadian Maxime Dufour-Lapointe after she over-rotated her D-spin in the bottom air. McPhie finished fifth Friday as well as fifth in the moguls standings.
  • Sophia Schwartz (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied into sixth, which boosted her into eight in the moguls standings.
  • Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) took 10th in the moguls competition and finished sixth on the season.
  • Canadian sisters Chloe Dufour-Lapointe and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe took silver and bronze in the moguls finale.
  • Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) was the only U.S. athlete to advance to the men’s final, where he skied into fourth place. Wilson also posted fourth in the moguls standings.
  • Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) ended his season ranked third, just 14 points ahead of Wilson, despite skiing into ninth on Friday.
  • Joe Discoe (Telluride, CO), Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT) and Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) finished 12th, 13th and 15th respectively.
  • Canadians Alex Bilodeau and Mikael Kingsbury dueled for World Cup Finals gold, where Bilodeau emerged with the win but Kingsbury took the moguls title for 2014.
  • Benjamin Cavet beat out Bradley Wilson for the third spot on the podium.
  • The riveting moguls final took place under the lights with soft snow and a rowdy crowd that encouraged the athletes to put it all down for one last shot at a World Cup podium.
  • U.S. Ski Team athletes now return to Park City, UT for the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley March 28-29.

QUOTES
Hannah Kearney
The globe always represents a season-long battle, but this season it definitely means more. It almost helps with the disappointment of the Olympics. It's definitely a wonderful reward for what was an emotional season. The title has never been this close; it's never come down the final competition. I actually had a nightmare a few nights ago that I lost, so I'm glad that did not come true. 

I blew my knee out here in 2007, and I lost my first dual here in 2009, so this course hasn't been that lucky for me. It was nice to be able to undo that. I also had my whole family here, so that made it all the more meaningful. 

My overall feeling of the season was incredibly frustrating. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out why I was no longer as consistent as I've been in the past. Obviously the Olympics were a heartbreaker, but I’ve been able to enjoy many other parts of the season. I'm also planning what I'm going to do next. I still may ski another season, but retirement is around the corner. Luckily class starts on Monday, so I'm heading back to pick up some textbooks. 

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:37:55 +0000

Kearney Out in Front After Voss

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 leader bib. Kearney leads Dufour-Lapointe 750-745 with only one dual moguls competition remaining.
  • All three Dufour-Lapointe sisters made it into the top four, with Justine second and Chloe beating Maxime in the small final for third.
  • Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) skied into fifth followed by Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) in sixth and Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) ninth.
  • Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) also landed on the podium in third to lead the U.S. men, finishing behind Canadians Mikael Kingsbury and Alex Bilodeau.
  • Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) ended the day in sixth with Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) eighth, Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT) ninth, Joe Discoe (Telluride, CO) 12th and Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME) 15th.
  • Falling snow reduced visibility and speeds on Sunday, but created a soft course for the event.
  • Now the athletes head to La Plagne, France for one last dual moguls competition at World Cup Finals next weekend.
  • Then the athletes head to Deer Valley Resort for the 2014 USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships Mar. 28 – Mar. 30 to battle it out for the U.S. title. 

QUOTES
Hannah Kearney
There wasn't a lot different today than yesterday. But I tried to focus on enjoying the day and my skills. And with so many runs in duals I was able to tune something up each time, since there was something I needed to fix each run. But I was able to ski fast and keep my feet together. 

I went back to just a heli on the bottom air today since I can go into that with more speed. It was fun dueling Justine. You don't always get to duel the person you're battling against for the bib.

Brad Wilson
We've been dealing with weather here the whole time. It will snow, get warm and then rain, so the conditions have been really tough. I was just trying to hang on today. My final run against Alexandr Smyshlyaev, who won yesterday, got a little crazy. Somehow I was able to land some kind of backflip to my feet.  

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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:53:04 +0000

Kearney and Deneen Take 3rd in Voss

VOSS-MYRKDALEN, Norway (March 15) – Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) skied into third Saturday despite flat light conditions at the Voss moguls World Cup, the final single moguls competition of the season. Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada took the win and the yellow bib, signifying her move back on top of the moguls standings ahead of Kearney. Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) also landed third for the men behind the day’s winner, Russian Alexandr Smyshlyaev. World Cup action continues Sunday in Voss with dual moguls.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) skied into third Saturday despite flat light conditions at the Voss moguls World Cup, the final single moguls competition of the season.
  • Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada took the win and the yellow bib, signifying her move back on top of the moguls standings ahead of Kearney. Her sister, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, took second.
  • Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT), Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) and Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) all qualified for finals, finishing seventh, eighth and 13th respectively.
  • Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) landed third in the men’s competition, clocking some of the fastest times of the day.
  • Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME) also qualified for the final, where he finished 15th.
  • Russian Alexandr Smyshlyaev took the victory with Alex Bilodeau of Canada second.
  • Saturday began with beautiful blue skies and fresh snow in Voss, but it quickly changed to flat light and packed snow that was much more inconsistent.
  • World Cup action continues Sunday in Voss with dual moguls, where Kearney will have another chance to take back the yellow bib. She will then have one more chance to go for the World Cup title next Friday at a dual moguls World Cup in La Plagne, France.

QUOTES
Hannah Kearney
Today we woke up to more than a foot of fresh snow, beautiful sunny skies and powder moguls. My first run was great but then the conditions changed drastically this afternoon. The snow was packy, but I was able to adjust well until I had an Olympic revival. Only this time my mistake was on the bottom air and I'm walking away with a bronze here.

I'm really looking forward to duals tomorrow. I missed my grab on my final run so tomorrow I'll probably just go back to doing a heli to help resolve that issue. I'm looking for redemption. I lost the yellow bib today but the season isn't over quite yet.

Pat Deneen
Norway always has crazy conditions. We started the day with a really nice soft course then as the day went on it got really packy and warm and we lost all our light. Which makes it tough when you're skiing really fast. I was skiing a lot by brail today, trusting that I had the course memorized since I really couldn't see much. But that's how moguls skiing works, you've got to fight against the elements.

I had some tough runs leading up to my final run today. My qualification run was definitely not what I was looking for, my first final run I landed backseat but I was stoked with my final run and that's the run that really counts.

I'm looking forward to duals tomorrow. I know how to ski this course and I know I can ski it fast.

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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:21:31 +0000

2014 U.S. Freestyle Junior Worlds Team Named

PARK CITY, UT (March 10) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 16 talented athletes to the 2014 U.S. Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships Ski Team on Monday. The FIS Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships are set for March 25-27 in Valmalenco, Italy and feature aerials, moguls and dual moguls events. Headlining the team are U.S. Team members Madison Olsen (Park City, UT) in aerials and Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) and 2013 Junior World Champion Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) on the moguls side.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 16 talented athletes to the 2014 U.S. Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships Ski Team on Monday.
  • The FIS Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships are set for March 25-27 in Valmalenco, Italy.
  • The schedule features an aerials competition on March 25, moguls March 26 and dual moguls March 27.
  • Headlining the team are U.S. Team members Madison Olsen (Park City, UT) in aerials and Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) and 2013 Junior World Champion Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) on the moguls side.

 

2014 U.S. FREESTYLE JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SKI TEAM
Aerials
Men
Zachary Surdell, Marcellus, MI, Elite Aerial Development Program
Harrison Smith, Lake Placid, NY, Elite Aerial Development Program
Alec Carignan, Pelham, NH, Fly Freestyle
Christopher Lillis, Pittsford, NY, Elite Aerial Development Program

Women
Madison Olsen, Park City, UT, Fly Freestyle
Morgan Northrop, Park City, UT, Elite Aerial Development Program
Si Ning Chan, Maine, NY, Elite Aerial Development Program
Winter Vinecki, Park City, UT, Fly Freestyle

Moguls
Men
Thomas Rowley, Telluride, CO, Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club
Jack Kariotis, Tiburon CA, Far West
Joel Hedrick, Winter Park, CO, Winter Park Freestyle Competition Center
Hunter Bailey, Vail, CO, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

Women
Keaton McCargo, Telluride, CO, Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club
Ali Kariotis, Tiburon, CA, Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle
Nessa Dziemian, Park City, UT, Park City Freestyle
Morgan Schild, Pittsford, NY, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

2014 U.S. FREESTYLE JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE

March 25 – Ladies and men's aerials

March 26 – Ladies and men's moguls

March 27 – Ladies and men's dual moguls

QUOTES
Todd Schirman, U.S. Freestyle Program Director
USSA is thrilled to be sending a full roster of amazing young athletes to compete in moguls, dual moguls and aerials at the Junior World Championships in Italy. U.S. Team and Development athletes alike will join together to represent the United States in an incredible international setting. We wish the Team the best of luck and look forward to see their success amongst the best junior athletes in the World.

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