The 2012-13 U.S. Freestyle Aerial Team at the Utah Olympic Park (Sarah Ely)
PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 19) – The 2013 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s aerials squad led by Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and World Cup podium finisher Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) will be announced at its first competition of the season this Friday Dec. 21. The FIS Super Continental Cup at the Utah Olympic Park will also mark the first event back for Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) after a knee injury took her out of competition last season. The event will showcase athletes from five different nations who will all come together for the premiere event of the season. You can watch the event on the USSA Network at www.usskiteam.com. The aerials and moguls teams will compete together on domestic turf Jan. 19-21 for the USANA U.S. Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, NY followed by the Visa Freestyle International Jan. 31 – Feb 2 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City.
Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) will lead the 2012-13 U.S. Freestyle SkI Team aerials squad at the first event of the season at the Utah Olympic Park.
It will be the first event back for Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) after a knee injury last season.
14 athletes have been named to the 2012-13 team.
It is the first event of the season for the aerials squad.
The aerials and moguls athletes will meet up for the USANA U.S. Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, NY.
QUOTES Emily Cook, aerials athlete I’m really looking forward to our first event of the season, the Super Continental Cup at the Utah Olympic Park. The UOP has done such a great job of helping us prepare for the season with a great early winter site, and we are looking forward to hosting a large international field with teams from Canada, Great Britain and Russia. Our team has been jumping great, from the development level to the World Cup team, and this early season event will be a great opportunity for us to test and fine tune our skills before heading to China for the first World Cup of the season.
Todd Schirman, Freestyle Program Director This summer has been the most successful training period to date. The Athletes showed incredible effort, commitment and determination. The Utah Olympic Park is an amazing partner and allowed staff to increase contact days, this was a game changer. I look forward to everyone's hard work paying off as we roll into this weekends Supper Continental Cup.
2013 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Name, Hometown, Club (Skis, Boots, Bindings, Helmet, Eyewear) * Indicates Olympian ** Indicates Westminster College student
A Team Scotty Bahrke (Volkl, Full Tilt, Salomon, Bolle) * Ashley Caldwell (Volkl, Full Tilt, Salomon, Oakley) * Emily Cook, FLY Freestyle (Volkl, Full Tilt, Salomon, Bolle) * ** Dylan Ferguson, Waterville Valley Black & Blue Trail Smashers (Volkl, Full Tilt, Marker)
C Team Mac Bohonnon, Stratton Mountain Freestyle (Volkl, Full Tilt, Salomon, Oakley) Alex Bowen, Buffalo Ski Club (Full Tilt, POC) Nevin Brown, Mont Chalet (Volkl, Full Tilt, Salomon, Bolle) Hans Gardner, Buffalo Ski Club (Volkl, Full Tilt, Rossignol) ** Madison Gorelik, FLY Freestyle (Volkl, Full Tilt, Salomon) ** Allison Lee, Waterville Valley Freestyle Team (Volkl, Full Tilt, Salomon, Oakley) Jonathon Lillis, Bristol Mountain Freestyle Team (Full Tilt, Rossignol, Bolle) Kiley McKinnon, Eastern Aerial Development Program (Rossignol, Full Tilt, Rossignol, Oakley) Madison Olsen, FLY Freestyle (Moment, Full Tilt, Look, Rudy Project) Mike Rossi (Dalbello, Salomon, POC)
Uniform Suppliers Columbia - Official Uniform including outerwear, base layer and hats SmartWool –Socks Auclair –Gloves 2XU –Compression Gear High Sierra - Bags
Hard Goods (skis, boots, bindings, poles) 180s Bomber Dalbello Fischer Full Tilt Hart Lange Leki Marker Nordica Rossignol Swix Volkl