WILMINGTON, N.Y. – Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, Vt.) won a record 11th consecutive FIS Freestyle World Cup moguls event with victory at the USANA Freestyle Cup at Whiteface Mountain. The title elevates Kearney past Switzerland’s Conny Kissling for the longest Freestyle World Cup win streak. World Champion Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, Wash.) earned his first podium of the season, finishing second behind Mikael Kingsbury of Canada in the men’s event.
– Hannah Kearney won a record 11th consecutive FIS Freestyle World Cup with victory at the USANA Freestyle
Cup in Lake Placid
– Kearney’s historic win streak began January 21, 2011 in Lake Placid
– It was the 16th individual moguls win of her career
– Patrick Deneen was second for his first podium of the season.
– Four U.S. skiers finished in the top 8 as12 made the finals.
– Heather McPhie (Bozeman, Mont.) and Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, Maine) narrowly missed the podium
– Weather hampered moguls training, but the Whiteface crew put in tremendous effort for a successful event
– The USANA Freestyle Cup continues Friday and Saturday with aerials events under the lights at the Olympic
The first two days of training were incredibly tough. Luckily I’m from Vermont and I’m used to crazy conditions.
I had no idea there was a record to be broken. I didn’t know until the finish area today so I’m really excited about that. I know records are just a piece of data but it’s a testament to consistency.
It’s definitely been an interesting event because of all the weather, power outages and delayed training, but then the course workers spent all night on the hill and really softened up the course for us. Those guys are really awesome and I ended up having a really great race.
Scott Rawles, Moguls Head Coach
We had a great day today; we had eight women make the final and four men. We were in contention for four podiums and got two, so I’m super stoked on that.
With Hannah winning 11 in a row, she’s doing historical things, and with good showings from our new skiers, we have a lot to look forward to both next week in Calgary and the following week in Deer Valley, Utah.
— ORDA —
Established in 1982, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface and Gore Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg; the Olympic speedskating oval, Olympic jumping complex and Olympic arena. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic development.