The Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships got off to a great start yesterday at Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton, Vermont. The event, which features competitions in ski halfpipe, mogul, dual mogul and aerial, runs through Sunday.
This afternoon, members of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team dominated the moguls podium, claiming gold, silver and bronze in both the ladies and mens’ competitions.
Former gymnast, Heather McPhie placed first in ladies competition, finishing with an impressive 26.68. Teammates Hannah Kearney and K.C. Oakley were not far behind, taking second and third with scores of 26.39 and 24.79, respectively.
For the men, Maine native, Jeremy Cota took top honors, winning the gold medal with a score of 26.21. Patrick Deneen finished second with a score of 25.85 and Reed Snyderman stood in third with a score of 19.64.
The Freestyle Championships continue through the weekend. Tonight’s events include an athletes parade through the Village at 5pm followed by an autograph signing in the Main Base Lodge at 6:00pm. Dual moguls will take place Saturday, March 24th, on World Cup and aerials will take place Sunday, March 25, on Lower Standard.
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