|Posted by jibcrib on April 3, 2009 at 4:43 PM||comments (0)|
PARK CITY, UT (March 31) - U.S. athletes from across the nation were in top form last weekend as they fought for the honor of being best in the U.S. during the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships in Squaw Valley, CA. Versus, one of America's leading action sports networks, will bring the action to ski fans in April.
Packed with moguls and skier halfpipe action, the 2009 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships from Squaw Valley will air April 4 beginning at 4 p.m. ET with the Nature Valle...
|Posted by jibcrib on April 3, 2009 at 4:40 PM||comments (0)|
SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 29) - Shannon Bahrke (Tahoe City, CA) and Sho Kashima (South Lake Tahoe, CA) put on a show for their hometown crowd Sunday as they wrapped up the 2009 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships with wins in dual moguls.
"It was amazing. It's been such a long season and I just had no energy and to be able to pull that off and run after run ski really well was great," Bahrke said. "I skied this for my coach that passed away last year in a plane accident - ...
|Posted by jibcrib on April 3, 2009 at 4:36 PM||comments (0)|
SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 27) - It was a day for new champions as Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT) and Michelle Roark (Denver) each won the first moguls U.S. title of their careers Friday as the 2009 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships kicked off in Squaw Valley.
"It's an emotional win because I've been at this a long time and I have a lot of World Cup titles, but I've never won nationals in singles. It was just very overwhelming and very exciting for me," Roark said. "Squaw Valley, I have nev...
|Posted by jibcrib on March 26, 2009 at 6:37 PM||comments (0)|
SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 26) - As the 2009 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships commence Friday at Squaw Valley, there will be one face in the crowd who is recalling a time 10 years ago when, at U.S. championships, he made history at the age of 15. Tahoe native Travis Cabral (South Lake Tahoe, CA) was a surprise winner that year in Deer Valley, going on to become a World Cup champion a few years later.
As a teenager, Cabral thought competing at U.S. Championships would merely be an awe...
|Posted by JibCrib on March 24, 2009 at 2:09 PM||comments (0)|
SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 23) - U.S. freestyle moguls and halfpipe skiers will be in the hunt for a national title as the final leg of the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships lands at Squaw Valley March 27-29.
"We haven't had a major event at Squaw Valley in quite a while. It's going to be awesome to go there. It's a great mountain to ski," U.S. Moguls Head Coach Scott Rawles said. "Nationals is always fun for everyone because we get to see who else is on the radar o...
|Posted by jibcrib on March 20, 2009 at 12:40 PM||comments (0)|
LA PLAGNE, France (March 19) - David Wise (Reno, NV) drew the curtains on the skier halfpipe World Cup season Thursday, taking second for his first career World Cup podium during the last event in La Plagne.
"Today I landed everything just when I needed to and landed everything just right, so I am stoked," Wise said.
Kevin Rolland of France won the men's halfpipe and Nils Lauper of Switzerland was second.
Wise, who finished the season fourth in the World Cup halfpip...
|Posted by jibcrib on March 20, 2009 at 12:38 PM||comments (0)|
LA PLAGNE, France (March 18) - The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team's Hannah Kearney (Norwich VT) finished ninth Wednesday to solidify her spot as the 2009 World Cup moguls champion. Emiko Torito (Denver, CO) and Michael Morse (Duxbury, MA) each finished sixth to lead the U.S. Team.
"I haven't wanted anything as much as I have wanted this in a long time. It just felt great," Kearney said. "Overall it was a glorious moment - one of the best moments of my skiing career so far."
|Posted by jibcrib on March 20, 2009 at 12:17 PM||comments (0)|
CAVAN'S FUGNAR UPDATE: THE ROME TEAM INVADES REVELSTOKE
"Hey, I don't care who you are, or where you came from those things aren't toys to play with eh!" - Ski Patrol at Revelstoke regarding our rope-ollie antics.
Mother Nature has not exactly been kind to us on this trip; it seems like everywhere we go we are just a little too early for the good snow and we end u...
|Posted by JibCrib on March 12, 2009 at 11:13 AM||comments (0)|
CAVAN'S FUGNAR UPDATE: VANCOUVER
Currently the plan is to just keep givin'r.
Welcome to the first road update from the FuGnar tour.
I left Waterbury and the Stowe crew a couple days ago, suffered through the horrendous baggage charges an...
|Posted by JibCrib on March 10, 2009 at 9:56 PM||comments (0)|
INAWASHIRO, Japan (March - Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) pulled out the stops Sunday to wrap up the 2009 FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships with a dual moguls bronze medal for the U.S.
"A World Championship medal is always a wonderful thing to have and it feels great. I'm happy to head home with it," Kearney said.
Japan took the gold and silver for the women's dual moguls with Aiko Uemura winning and Miki Ito in second. In the men's dual moguls Alexandre Bi...