Patrick Deneen, center, stands to celebrate his World Cup moguls victory. (USSA-Freddy Perryman)
MEGEVE, France (Mar. 18) – Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) defeated World Cup leader Mikael Kingsbury of Canada to win his third dual moguls World Cup in a row at the freestyle World Cup Finals. Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe was the women’s winner on Sunday. Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) went out in semifinals and finished fifth.
Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) won his third World Cup defeating freestyle overall champion Mikael Kingsbury of Canada.
Deneen’s win moved him up to second in the final World Cup moguls standings passing teammate Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) who was fifth and finished third on the season.
Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) received the crystal globe as both moguls and Freestyle overall champion. Kearney finished fifth in Sunday’s World Cup Finals after tough landings on both her jumps in the semifinals.
Bryan Zemba (Killington, VT) finished eighth in his first World Cup appearance.
QUOTES Patrick Deneen It has been a great second half of the season for me. I have been skiing really well and really consistently and its paid off by winning my last three dual moguls in a row.
It feels good to beat Kingsbury. He and Sergey Volkov are the only two skiers who’ve beat me this season in duals and I beat both those guys to win today.
Scott Rawles, Moguls Head Coach Patrick did a great job today. This was his third duals win in a row. He has ended his season on a real high note.
Its been an amazing year, I couldn’t be more proud of the team. Winning the moguls World Cup as a team is incredible. I’m really psyched to be taking that back to the states.
Hannah having such a dominant season, winning 11 of 13 World Cups is pretty unprecedented.