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Freestyle: Omischl and Leu take aerials in Cypress

World Cup aerials leader Steve Omischl of Canada and Olympic gold medalist, Switzerland’s Evelyne Leu landed World Cup wins Friday in Cypress, B.C. The dress-rehearsal event was an opportunity for the aerialists to get familiar with the 2010 Olympic venue. 

The men’s contest came down to a rare tiebreaker between Omischl and Anton Kushnir of Belarus. The pair had identical scores on both jumps, leaving judges to pick a winner based on landing scores. 

The men’s podium was completed by Kushnir in second and Ukrainian Stanislav Kravchuk in third.

The top American man was Jaret ‘Speedy’ Peterson in sixth place. He hangs on to the second spot in the World Cup aerials standings. “I didn’t get the second jump I really wanted, so I’m not happy,” said Peterson. “Second jump I was just too far forward.”

On the women’s side, China’s Dai Shuangfei and Cheng Shuang joined Leu on the podium in second and third, respectively.

Emily Cook led the American women in eighth place after losing a ski while landing her second jump. Teammate Lacey Schnoor was right behind in ninth.   

“Emily landed her second jump perfectly and just lost her ski,” said U.S. aerials coach Matt Christensen. “She would have been on the podium. She’s jumping amazing right now.”

The aerialists are now headed to Moscow for an aerial event next weekend.
 
OFFICIAL RESULTS
FIS FREESTYLE WORLD CUP
Cypress Mountain, BC – Feb. 6, 2009
Aerials

Men
1. Steve Omischl, Canada, 250.96
2. Anton Kushnir, Belarus, 250.96
3. Stanislav Kravhuk, Ukraine, 250.64
4. Ryan Blais, Canada, 240.10
5. Christopher Lambert, Switzerland, 236.14

6. Jeret “Speedy” Peterson, Boise, ID, 229.31
11. Dylan Ferguson, Amesbury, MA, 179.51

Women
1. Evelyn Leu, Switzerland, 204.96
2. Suangfei Dai, China, 192.73
3. Shuang Cheng, China, 182.41
4. Nina Li, China, 169.95
5. Mengtau Xu, China, 149.90

8. Emily Cook, Belmont, MA, 144.51
9. Lacy Schnoor, Draper, UT, 144.15

World Cup aerials leader Steve Omischl of Canada and Olympic gold medalist, Switzerland’s Evelyne Leu landed World Cup wins Friday in Cypress, B.C. The dress-rehearsal event was an opportunity for the aerialists to get familiar with the 2010 Olympic venue. 

The men’s contest came down to a rare tiebreaker between Omischl and Anton Kushnir of Belarus. The pair had identical scores on both jumps, leaving judges to pick a winner based on landing scores. 

The men’s podium was completed by Kushnir in second and Ukrainian Stanislav Kravchuk in third.

The top American man was Jaret ‘Speedy’ Peterson in sixth place. He hangs on to the second spot in the World Cup aerials standings. “I didn’t get the second jump I really wanted, so I’m not happy,” said Peterson. “Second jump I was just too far forward.”

On the women’s side, China’s Dai Shuangfei and Cheng Shuang joined Leu on the podium in second and third, respectively.

Emily Cook led the American women in eighth place after losing a ski while landing her second jump. Teammate Lacey Schnoor was right behind in ninth.   

“Emily landed her second jump perfectly and just lost her ski,” said U.S. aerials coach Matt Christensen. “She would have been on the podium. She’s jumping amazing right now.”

The aerialists are now headed to Moscow for an aerial event next weekend.
 
OFFICIAL RESULTS
FIS FREESTYLE WORLD CUP
Cypress Mountain, BC – Feb. 6, 2009
Aerials

Men
1. Steve Omischl, Canada, 250.96
2. Anton Kushnir, Belarus, 250.96
3. Stanislav Kravhuk, Ukraine, 250.64
4. Ryan Blais, Canada, 240.10
5. Christopher Lambert, Switzerland, 236.14

6. Jeret “Speedy” Peterson, Boise, ID, 229.31
11. Dylan Ferguson, Amesbury, MA, 179.51

Women
1. Evelyn Leu, Switzerland, 204.96
2. Suangfei Dai, China, 192.73
3. Shuang Cheng, China, 182.41
4. Nina Li, China, 169.95
5. Mengtau Xu, China, 149.90

8. Emily Cook, Belmont, MA, 144.51
9. Lacy Schnoor, Draper, UT, 144.15

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