Patrick Deneen took out World Cup leader Mikael Kingsbury of Canada to win his third dual moguls World Cup in a row at the freestyle World Cup Finals in Megeve, France. Deneen’s win moved him up to second in the final World Cup moguls standings passing teammate Jeremy Cota who was fifth and finished third on the season.
“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” Deneen went on to say, “It has been a great second half of the season for me. I have been skiing really well and really consistently and it’s paid off by winning my last three dual moguls in a row.”
On the women’s side, Canada’s Justine Dufour-Lapointe won for the competition as Hannah Kearney went out in the semifinals to finish fifth.
Despite going out in the semifinals due to rough landings on both of her jumps, Hannah Kearney had already won 11 of 13 World Cups to secure the season title. She was awarded the crystal globe as both moguls and Freestyle overall champion.
Scott Rawles, Moguls Head Coach spoke after the event, saying, 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. Rawles went on to say, “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.”