Emily Cook celebrates at the bottom of the hill on a chilly night in Lake Placid, NY. (USSA)
LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 18) - Veteran Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) jumped to a third place finish Friday at the USANA Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, NY. Cook threw three stunning jumps with solid landings keeping her above the cut the entire night. Mangtao Xu and Zongyang Jia both of China continued their winning streaks and possession of the Yellow Bib. Aerials action will continue with another event tomorrow evening.
Veteran Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) took third in the USANA Freestyle Cup
Madison Olsen (Park City, UT) and Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) were the two U.S. women to make it through the qualifying round
Teammates Madison Olsen (Park City, UT) and Mike Rossi (Long Valley, NJ) both had career best World Cup finishes taking 9th and 8th respectively.
Rossi threw a full, double-full, full (three flips, four twists) for only his third time on snow which qualified him into the next round
QUOTES Emily Cook I'm really happy to be on the podium again and even more so because it's here in Lake Placid. The incredible support structure that we've got here makes it feel like home. And to have such a big team here and such a young team cheering me on shows the depth and future of our sport.
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