Olympic Champion, World Champion and one of the greatest stars of her sport, Hannah Kearney, is looking to defend her Olympic title this season in Sochi.
“They only give the individual athlete a gold medal, but no one gets to the top of the podium by themselves.” – Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney
The 2014 U.S. Freestyle Moguls Team was named in advance of the Dec. 14 FIS Freestyle World Cup season opener in Ruka, Finland.
The FIS World Cup series returns to the U.S. this year. Can Hannah Kearney win again at Lake Placid? (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
Heather McPhie repeated as U.S. moguls champion with Bradley Wilson taking his first title at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships at Heavenly.
Hannah Kearney won yet another World Cup moguls title Friday at the FIS Freestyle World Cup Finals in Sierra Nevada, Spain.
VIDEO: Kearney Wins Are Dual Moguls
Hannah Kearney wins the FIS Freestyle Skiing dual moguls in Are, Sweden. It came after an uncharacteristic 14th place finish in single moguls Friday.
Hannah Kearney took back the yellow bib and her lead in the World Cup mogul standings after her win Saturday in duals.
On a beautiful bluebird day, Heather McPhie won her third FIS World Cup mogul competition of the season.
Hannah Kearney and Patrick Deneen both battled through the small final and won bronze in dual moguls at the 2013 Voss FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.
Hannah Kearney earned the second moguls gold of her career winning the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Voss. Patrick Deneen took bronze.
Bradley Wilson scored his first World Cup win leading a parade of career bests by U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes in Japan.
Bradley Wilson was on the podium again, this time in single moguls, finishing second in a FIS World Cup in Japan.
Hannah Kearney led a strong U.S. showing in the pre-Olympic moguls test event in Sochi.
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Vermonter Hannah Kearney keeps finding herself in the middle of success, the most distinguished of which was her nailing the coveted gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, a title she will be fighting for again in Sochi.
As a youth, high school state soccer and track team championships were followed by four Junior World Championship titles in moguls. Once she hopped on the moguls World Cup circuit fulltime, the then-rookie Kearney was able to win two competitions – one when she was just 17 years old. A year later she was the 2005 moguls World Champion. In the 2011 season she secured her first freestyle overall title, a second moguls crown and her third and fourth World Championships medals. Kearney then went on to become World Champion yet again in 2013 in single moguls in Voss, Norway. She also secured a bronze Worlds medal in duals.
After an early season training injury, Kearney missed the first few World Cup stops but returned to the tour at her beloved Lake Placid, where she took the win. She went on to take nine more podiums throughout the season and her fourth overall moguls title.
Also notable was Kearney's winning streak from 2011-2012, where she notched 16 consecutive victories, eclipsing alpine legend Ingemar Stenmark’s record for the longest FIS World Cup win streak in all disciplines.
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