In what is becoming a family tradition, Bradley Wilson took moguls gold at the FIS Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy on Friday. His older brother, Bryon, a 2010 Olympic moguls medalist, accomplished the same feat in 2007.
Wilson, just 19 years old, got his start building moguls courses with his brother in Butte, Montana. After following them around anxious to learn from the best on the mountain, the siblings joined the Lost Trail Freestyle team when Bryon was 12 and Bradley was just eight.
“I qualified low and didn’t have a good first run so I was just really glad I made it to finals. You really have nothing to lose qualifying that low so I just went for in and kinda got lucky. At that point there’s not much skills involved,” Wilson said.
Wilson’s teammate Anna Park stepped into silver, giving the USA a double medal performance in moguls.
“This morning felt better than any of the other days here. I was really excited after qualifiers and felt good but felt could improve. Then after my final run I was just really, really happy!” Park said.
Both athletes commented on the challenging level of the course.
Sunday is the last day of competition with the dual moguls. Don’t miss the exciting finale to this year’s Junior Worlds!