Shane Cordeau, one of the six athletes awarded a World Cup spot at the Selection event at Copper. (Kirk Paulson)
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 22) – Four additional USSA freestyle athletes earned World Cup start spots following the four-day U.S. Ski Team Selections at Copper Mountain. Nicholas Keating (Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club), Troy Murphy(Park City Freestyle), Keaton McCargo (Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club) and Kelsey Albert (Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club) all walked away with new Columbia U.S. Freestyle Ski Team jackets after standout performances. The athletes will be competing in this season's three domestic events – moguls and duals at Deer Valley and moguls in Lake Placid. The event was hosted on Rosi's Pitch at Copper Mountain, home to the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper.
Four athletes earned domestic World Cup starts at Lake Placid and Deer Valley
Keaton McCargo (Telluride Freestyle) and Kelsey Albert won two women's spots
Nicholas Keating, Troy Murphy (Park City Freestyle), Bryan Zemba (Killington, VT) and Shane Cordeau (Sun Valley, ID) took four spots for the men.
U.S. Freestyle C team athletes Zemba and Cordeau were awarded discretionary World Cup spots by the coaches
Big thanks to Team Summit and Chris Carson for hosting the athletes
Young Gun program athlete Bruce Perry Jr. (Winter Park) put on a strong performance at only 15 years of age
It was the first freestyle event at Copper Mountain since 1978 and marked the first non-alpine event held on the game changing U.S. Ski Team Copper Speed Center at Copper
Scott Rawles, Head Moguls Coach Copper did a great job with the event as well as putting together a great venue. They had all hands on deck to make sure the event was a success and it definitely was. Copper hasn't hosted an event like this in a long time and everyone was really psyched to see a moguls course on the speed venue.