The United States freestyle and freeskiing athletes took home the honors of the highest overall medal count at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships last week with 9 total medals. Hailing from Telluride, Colorado, Keaton McCargo stood out with two gold medals in single and dual moguls. The 17 year old completed a 360 on top air and back layout on bottom air during both medal runs
Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club rider Thomas Rowley won gold in men’s dual moguls. Representing Westminister, Colorado, Kaitlyn Harrell earned a bronze in singles and silver in dual moguls.
It was an exciting event for Alexi Micinski of Idaho, who took her second career podium finish with silver in the women’s slopestyle competition. Member of Waterville Valley’s BBTS, Brent Whipple earned his best result ever, placing second in men’s slopestyle competition. Zyre Austin of Glenwood Springs, Colorado took home her first career FIS podium with a second in the women’s halfpipe competition. Ski and Snowboard Club Vail member, Broby Leeds was the owner of another career best result, taking second in the men’s halfpipe competition. Leeds took his winning momentum from the US Revolution Tour in Sun Valley and the USSA Junior Nationals at Park City to achieve his result at the men’s halfpipe.
Because of their excellent overall performance, the US junior athletes received the Marc Hodler Trophy, winning with 119 points to take down Russia and France. The Junior World Champs wrapped up a fantastic 2012-2013 season for the FIS Freestyle season.