Freestyle

Deer Valley aerials: Cooper like a fine "bottle of red"

By Pete Rugh

Jacqui Cooper felt she had a debt to settle with Deer Valley. On Thursday at the Nature Valley Freestyle Cup, she collected. After a crash in competition at the Utah resort destroyed the Australian legend’s knee in 2002, Cooper took her vengeance on Deer Valley, cutting through a cold and snowy evening punctuated by a […]

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Deer Valley aerials: Peterson, Cooper win aerials with record-setting efforts

By Pete Rugh

Australia’s Jacqui Cooper and American Jeret Peterson won World Cup freestyle aerials contests in record fashion Thursday night. Despite heavy snow, the veterans established world records for two-jump scores as they bested the field in style.     Peterson capped off the night with his signature Hurricane jump, finishing with a two-jump score of 268.70, the […]

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Rahlves heads field as The Ski Tour set to open

By Pete Rugh

Skiercross training, led by alpine World Cup veteran Daron Rahlves, began in earnest on Dollar Mountain Thursday as The Honda Ski Tour launches its inaugural event at this venerable old resort.     The turny, narrow track down what Sun Valley bills as its beginner area had plenty of terrain for the 32 racers who are vying […]

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Deer Valley moguls: Bahrke, Roberts sweep for U.S.

By Pete Rugh

PARK CITY, Utah — Hometown favorite and reigning moguls world champion Nate Roberts and Shannon Bahrke — who won Olympic silver on the same hill in 2002, led a three-podium World Cup performance by U.S. skiers Thursday at the Chevrolet Freestyle International started in steady snowfall at Deer Valley Resort.

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Deer Valley picks up aerials from Lake Placid

By Pete Rugh

Deer Valley Resort will hold an additional World Cup aerials event this week during the Chevrolet Freestyle International, staging it Thursday night for a total of four freestyle competitions over the three days, the U.S. Ski Team and Deer Valley organizers said.   

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Moguls medalist Laoura suffers spinal injury

By Pete Rugh

Olympic bronze medalist Sandra Laoura had emergency spinal surgery Saturday after injuring her back during training for this weekend's freestyle skiing World Cup event.

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FIS pushes freestyle worlds to March

By Pete Rugh

As if the World Cup freestyle tour hadn’t suffered enough with the cancellation of its entire December schedule, International Ski Federation officials announced one day after Herculean efforts salvaged the World Cup stop at Mont Gabriel, Quebec, that the sports’ World Championships had been pushed back to March.

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Mont Gabriel aerials: Amazing Cooper wins 17th

By Pete Rugh

Australian Jacqui Cooper, perhaps the most successful skiing aerialist of a generation, won her third aerials event since crushing vertebrae in 2001 and pushed her World Cup win total to 17, matching fellow Aussie Kirstie Marshall and Canadian Marie-Claude Asselin for the women’s aerials win record.

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Mont Gabriel moguls: Bahrke wins, four U.S. in top 10

By Pete Rugh

All in all, we'll take it. Conditions for the World Cup moguls opener at Mont Gabriel, Quebec, were not ideal, in fact far from it: it was raining, for starters. But U.S. veteran Shannon Bahrke came through with her sixth career World Cup win and a young men's squad got some promise for the future […]

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World Cup moguls season set to begin … finally

By Pete Rugh

MONT GABRIEL, Quebec — Defending moguls world champion Hannah Kearney and her U.S. teammates will finally open their World Cup season this weekend at Mont Gabriel Ski Area, west of Montreal.

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