Rookie Chris Lillis had a break out season in 2016, becoming the youngest man ever to win a FIS aerials World Cup.
The U.S. aerials team landed four athletes in the top 10 at the FIS Freestyle World Cup opener in Beida Lake.
The FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup is returning to Beida Lake, China this weekend after a three-year hiatus.
Chris Lillis took his bag of tricks on the road to Moscow and then Minsk in Belarus, where he became the youngest aerialist ever to win an International Ski Federation World Cup.
Morgan Northrop (Haymarket, VA) and Chris Lillis (Pittsford, NY) each scored career-best World Cup results to lead four Americans in the finals Thursday at the Visa Freestyle International Aerial World Cup.
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Chris Lillis is the second of three Lillis brothers to take to aerial skiing. As an EADP member, He came in to the 2015-16 season with a few NorAm podiums and top 10 finished under his belt. A win at U.S. selections earned him his first World Cup start at Deer Valley where he posted a ninth place finish. From there, Chris went on to have a tremendous break out season, landing another top 10 finish and a win at World Cup finals in Minsk, Belarus, making him the youngest man ever to win a FIS aerials World Cup.
Read more about Chris’ journey to the podium in his #WhatMakesAChamp story.
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