Freestyle Programs

Olympic Freestyle Spots on Line at Deer Valley

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USSA
2014-01-02 13:41
 

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 2) – The Visa Freestyle International returns to Deer Valley Resort Jan. 9-11 for moguls and aerials under the lights in vital Olympic qualifying competitions. The events will feature Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT), bronze medalist Bryon Wilson (Butte MT), World Cup podium finisher Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) and a stacked U.S. team to back them. A press conference will open the festivities on Wednesday Jan. 8 with the unveiling of the Columbia 2014 Olympic competition uniforms. The moguls and aerials events will be broadcast on NBC and the NBCSN.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Visa Freestyle International heads to Deer Valley Resort Jan. 9-11 for the first domestic freestyle event of the season.
  • All of the FIS World Cup events will count towards qualification for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, just a few short weeks away.
  • Top moguls athletes include defending World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT), bronze medalist Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT) and 2009 World Champion Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA).
  • Kearney, Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) and Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) will look to defend their sweep from last season.
  • Top aerials athletes include World Cup podium finisher Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA), Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA).
  • Caldwell has already earned a World Cup podium in China since returning to the World Cup circuit only a few weeks ago after a two-season break to recover from back-to-back knee injuries.
  • Athletes need a pair of top-three World Cup finishes to contend for a spot on the 2014 Olympic team.
  • A concert on lower Main Street Wednesday night will kick off the event, featuring a free show by Big Head Todd and the Monsters with local favorites Junior and Transportation getting things started.
  • A press conference will open the festivities on Wednesday Jan. 8 with the unveiling of the Columbia 2014 Olympic competition uniforms.
  • The moguls and aerials events will be broadcast on NBC and the NBCSN. See below for a complete television schedule.

VISA Freestyle International Schedule
Thurs. Jan. 9 – Men’s and Women’s Moguls Qualifications, 3:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. MST

Thurs. Jan. 9 – Men’s and Women’s Moguls Finals, 7:00 - 7:40 p.m. MST

Thurs. Jan, 9 – Men’s and Women’s Moguls Superfinals, 7:40 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. MST

Fri. Jan. 10 – Men’s and Women’s Aerials Qualifications, 11:35 a.m. - 3:40 p.m. MST

Fri. Jan. 10– Men’s and Women’s Aerials Semi Finals, 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. MST

Fri. Jan. 10 – Men’s and Women’s Aerials Finals, 7:30 p.m. - 7:48 p.m. MST

Fri. Jan. 10 – Men’s and Women’s Aerials Superfinals, 7:48 p.m. - 8:03 p.m. MST

Sat. Jan. 11 – Men’s and Women’s Moguls Qualifications,  3:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. MST

Sat. Jan. 11 – Men’s and Women’s Moguls Finals, 7:00 p.m. - 7:40 p.m. MST
Sat. Jan. 11 – Men’s and Women’s Moguls Superfinals, 7:40 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. MST

Click here for a full event schedule.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE (times EST)
Fri. Jan. 10 - 11:00 p.m. – Visa Freestyle International, Moguls, NBC Sports Network
Sun. Jan. 12 - 5:30 p.m. – Visa Freestyle International, Aerials, NBC Sports Network
Sat. Jan. 25 – 2:00 p.m. – Visa Freestyle International, Moguls, NBC

QUOTES
Dylan Ferguson

I couldn't be more stoked to be back at this amazing event at Deer Valley. Deer Valley has consistently held some of the best World Cups since I can remember. This World Cup is the highlight of my season and I can't wait to throw down some big tricks alongside the rest of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team in front of my home crowd. Columbia will also be revealing the Olympic uniforms earlier in the week, which means a lot to us athletes because it's a materialization of all of our hard work over the years.

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