Freestyle News

New Trick = Silver for Bowen


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 15, 2015) - Alex Bowen (Springville, NY) used the FIS Freestyle World Championships as a proving ground, landing a triple flip he had never done on snow and taking home a silver medal. It was the first U.S. aerials medal since 2009 as Bowen joined teammate...

McKinnon Takes Silver in Kreischberg


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 15, 2015) - Less than a month after scoring her first World Cup podium in Beijing, Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) found herself with a World Championships silver medal in Kreischberg, Austria. McKinnon joined...

Two Silvers in World Champs Aerials


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 15, 2015)—The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team had an unbelievable day at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships in Kreischberg, with both Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) and Alex Bowen (Springville, NY) taking home silver medals in aerials. Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) finished fourth. It was the first aerials medals for the...

U.S. Freestyle Ready for World Champs


Kreischberg, AUT (Jan. 13, 2015) – After a seven-podium weekend at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort, USA, the top U.S. Freestyle aerial and mogul athletes are keeping the momentum going into the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg,...

Hannah Bids Farewell to Champion


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 10, 2015) - Thirteen years after a teenaged Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) first met the Champion moguls run as a forerunner at the 2002 Olympics, the 2010 Olympic gold medalist bid farewell to the course that helped define her career. Kearney finished second after a hard-fought battle with Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada in...

Debut Win for K.C. Oakley


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 9, 2015) - Veteran K.C. Oakley's (Piedmont, CA) started her day learning she was going to World Championships next week. It ended with her career first World Cup win, throwing down a stunning win to upset Canada's Dufur-Lapointe sisters with a huge three-point win in front of a packed house at Deer Valley Resort. Patrick...

Historic 1-2 for USA Aerialists


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 8, 2015) - In her first win in four years, Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) lit up the sky with a pair of triple flips, joining teammate Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) in the first 1-2 finish for the U.S. women in 26 years. Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) notched his second podium of the season, finishing second to a massive 138.50...

U.S. Freestyle Announces 2015 World Champs Team


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 7, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team will send a strong team of 14 athletes to Kreischberg, Austria Jan. 14-25 for the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships. The Championships include events in freestyle, freeskiing and snowboarding, with aerials and moguls events taking place Jan. 14-19.

U.S. Freestyle Returns Home to Deer Valley


Park City, UT (Dec. 6, 2015) – After starting the season at World Cups across the globe, the U.S. Freestyle Team is back in the USA to compete at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort from Jan. 8-10. A strong group of moguls and aerials athletes will be on the hunt for top podium spots, including Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT),...

Victory Number 43 for Kearney


Calgary, AB (Jan. 3, 2015) – Mogul queen Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) edged out Canadian sisters Chloe Dufour-Lapointe and Justine Dufour-Lapointe on their home turf to earn her 43rd World Cup victory on Saturday at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Kearney is now just three World Cup wins away from the all-time freestyle moguls record...

Mogul Skiers Kick Off 2015 in Calgary


Park City, UT (Jan. 1, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle moguls team will start off the New Year in Calgary, Canada for the second World Cup of the season. The event will take place at Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park on January 3, one of the premier sites from the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. 

Three Podium Weekend for U.S. Aerialists


BEIJING, China (Dec. 21, 2014) – Connecticut natives Kiley McKinnon and Mac Bohonnon (both Madison, CT) each put down personal bests to earn World Cup podium finishes during the individual portion of the first-ever aerials team event at the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup opener. McKinnon found herself on the podium for the second time during...

First Career Podium for McKinnon


BEIJING, China (Dec. 20, 2014) – If she wasn’t already on it, put Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) on your list of U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes to watch this season. Surrounded by thousands of aerials fans in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium, McKinnon jumped to her first career World Cup podium with a third place finish at the FIS Freestyle World...

Aerialists Ready to Fly in Beijing


BEIJING, China (Dec. 17, 2014) – Beijing’s famous Bird’s Nest will see some high-flying action this weekend. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s aerials squad will kick off its season with the first FIS World Cup in Beijing, China Dec. 20-21st.  The USA will have eight athletes competing, including Olympians Mac Bohonnon and Ashley...

2015 U.S. Freestyle Aerials Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 15, 2014) – The 2015 U.S. Freestyle Aerials team was announced this week ahead of the FIS World Cup opener in Beijing, China on Dec. 20-21. With three-time Olympian Emily Cook now an alumna, Sochi Olympians Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) will lead the squad this season. The world cup tour comes...

Kearney Third in Duals World Cup Opener


RUKA, Finland (Dec. 13, 2014) – In the first dual moguls World Cup of the season, Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney claimed her 64th World Cup podium with a third place finish in Ruka. Kearney narrowly missed advancing to the final dual, getting edged out by Kazakhstan’s Yulia Galysheva. In just his second World Cup appearance, Thomas...

Mogul Skiers Ready for Ruka


RUKA, FINLAND (Dec. 10, 2014) – Olympic champion Hannah Kearney and the rest of the U.S. Freestyle moguls team kick off the 2015 season on December 13 with the dual moguls World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland. The team has been in Finland since the beginning of the month for training, with only about three hours of daylight shining on the moguls...

2015 U.S. Freestyle Moguls Team Named


RUKA, FINLAND (Dec. 9, 2014) – Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT), along with Olympic veterans Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) and Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT), will lead the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s moguls squad for the 2015 season. The team was named this week in advance of the Dec. 13 FIS Freestyle World Cup season opener in Ruka,...

Moguls Team Preps for Finland


With the World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland only 19 days away, the U.S. Freestyle mogul team is hard at work training on snow in Colorado. The team arrived at Aspen Highlands last week and will train through Wednesday.

Columbia Sportswear Signs On With U.S. Freestyle Through 2022 Olympics


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 4, 2014) – After a successful partnership leading up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has announced that Columbia Sportswear will be its official uniform partner through the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The eight-year deal continues the trend of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard...