Mac Bohonnon took his career first podium Tuesday at the Val St. Come World Cup. Bohonnon pictured last season at the USANA Lake Placid Freestyle Cup. Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team
VAL ST COME, QC (Jan. 14) - Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) earned a career best second place finish Tuesday at the rainy Val St. Come World Cup. It marks only the eighth World Cup in his young career. Bohonnon earned his World Cup start through his stellar results at selection events in Park City, UT earlier this season. The aerials team now heads to Lake Placid for the USANA Freestyle Cup, the final event before the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Mac Bohonnon earned a career best second place finish Tuesday at the Val St. Come World Cup
Zhongqing Liu of China took the win for the men, outscoring Bohonnon by only three points
Bohonnon's consistent jumping gave him the extra edge he needed all day
Bohonnon became the first American man to score a top 3 World Cup aerials finish this season. Two podiums are required for Olympic objective criteria. Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) has one top three for the women.
Jonathon Lillis was the next U.S. man in 13th
Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) was the top U.S. woman in ninth
Lydia Lassila of Australia took the win for the ladies
Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) finished 17th and Ashley Caldwell 13th
QUOTES Mac Bohonnon I booked my flight about eight hours before the event started and didn't really have any expectations going into it. I was just psyched to be there. I had an awesome first jump that got me into my first finals ever and I was just having fun with it. Some of the really good guys didn't jump their best and that opened the door for me. It was my first World Cup competing triples and I was feeling competitive and confident.