United States Announces 2012 Freestyle Ski Team

United States Announces 2012 Freestyle Ski Team


United States Announces 2012 Freestyle Ski Team


PARK CITY, UT — Olympic and World Champion Hannah Kearney, Olympic bronze medalist Bryon Wilson and World Cup winner Ashley Caldwell headline a strong group of athletes named to the 2011-12 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. The team announced its roster at Deer Valley Resort with an autograph signing for local clubs, families and media.

Athletes used the event as an opportunity to showcase their new 2011-12 Columbia Sportswear uniforms to both media and fans gathered for the announcement. The athletes will be wearing the Columbia gear for all competitions, including the World Cup season kick-off on Dec. 10 in Ruka, Finland as well as the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley on Feb. 2-4.

The team named 32 athletes to the roster. Among those athletes, the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has eight Olympians, including two medalists — Kearney and Wilson — and two 2010 FIS Rookie of the Year athletes — moguls skier Heidi Kloser and Caldwell, an aerialist.

“The veteran leadership this year will create depth to the program and secure our success over the next three seasons,” said Freestyle Director Todd Schirman. “Our preparation was successful this summer and the rookies are coming into their own, the combination of veteran winners and enthusiastic newcomers will pave the way to an exciting year.”

Two-time Olympic medalist and freestyle alum Shannon Bahrke was on hand introducing the athletes and serving her Silver Bean Coffee and hot chocolate.

The first domestic event of the season will be the Lake Placid FIS Freestyle World Cup on Jan. 19 in Lake Placid, NY.

US Ski team member - Ashley Caldwell

2011-12 U.S. Freestyle Ski A Team Roster
Scotty Bahrke, aerials, Tahoe City, CA
Jeremy Cota, moguls, Carrabassett Valley, ME
Patrick Deneen, moguls, Cle Elum, WA
David DiGravio, moguls, Farmington, ME
Bryon Wilson, moguls, Butte, MT

Ashley Caldwell, aerials, Charleston, SC
Emily Cook, aerials, Belmont, MA
Hannah Kearney, moguls, Norwich, VT
Heather McPhie, moguls, Bozeman, MT
Eliza Outtrim, moguls, Steamboat Springs, CO

Content courtesy of U.S. Ski Team

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