Hannah Kearney has won her 11th consecutive FIS Freestyle World Cup Moguls Event in Lake Placid

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 21, 2012 9:05 pm

Olympic
Champion Hannah Kearney has won her 11th consecutive FIS Freestyle World Cup
moguls event in Lake Placid, New York at the USANA Freestyle Cup at Whiteface
Mountain. There was some severe weather up at Whiteface that ended up putting a
damper on moguls training, but the resort crew made some serious
moves to ensure the event was a great success. This victory elevates Kearney
past Conny Kissling of Switzerland for having the longest winning streak in the
Freestyle World Cup.

“I
had no idea there was a record to be broken. I didn’t know until the finish
area today so I’m really excited about that. I know records are just a piece of
data but it’s a testament to consistency”, said Kearney.

On the
men’s side World Champion Patrick Deneen also had a great performance, winning
his very first podium of the season, taking second behind Canada’s Mikael
Kingsbury.

Deneen
describes the event, “It’s definitely been an interesting event because of
all the weather, power outages and delayed training, but then the course
workers spent all night on the hill and really softened up the course for us.
Those guys are really awesome and I ended up having a really great race.”

Four U.S.
skiers finished in the top 8 as12 made the finals. Heather McPhie and
Jeremy Cota each narrowly missed the podium with 4th place finishes in their
respective divisions.

The next
stop for the team is in Deer Valley, and with this streak of high performance
there is a lot to look forward to. Scott Rawles, Moguls Head Coach
explains, “With Hannah winning 11 in a row, she’s doing historical things,
and with good showings from our new skiers, we have a lot to look forward to
both next week in Calgary and the following week in Deer Valley, UT”

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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