McPhie Wins Are Moguls
ARE, Sweden (March 15) – On a beautiful bluebird day, Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) won her third FIS World Cup mogul competition of the season. The fast course rocketed Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) into second place and onto her fourth podium of the season, and it allowed Patrick Deneen’s (Cle Elum, WA) speed and amplitude to land him a second place finish for the men. World Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) landed in 14th place, knocking her out of the World Cup point lead.
- Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) earned her third first place finish of the season in the FIS World Cup mogul competition in Are, Sweden.
- Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) and Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) both earned a second place finish in the women’s and men’s.
- It was Outtrim’s fourth podium this season.
- She threw a 360 on top and a back X on the bottom.
- Deneen has earned seven podiums this season including two bronze medals at World Championships.
- Deneen did a D7 on the top air and a huge back X on bottom.
- Dylan Walczyk (Breckenridge, CO) had fastest time of the day and ended the day in fourth.
- This season has been a career best international performance for Walczyk who earned his career first podium in Lake Placid.
- World Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) landed in 14th place, knocking her out of the World Cup point lead and changing her yellow bib status.
- She got a little on her heels after the top landing and landed back and low on the bottom landing.
- Kearney put up a back layout on top and a 360 mute grab on bottom.
- Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) lost control in the middle section of the course and
- Alex Bilodeau of Canada took the win for the men.
- In the World Cup mogul standings, Kearney is second and 24 points behind new leader Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe, while McPhie is 38 points back.
- The U.S. Ski Team takes on dual moguls in Are on Saturday.
I worked with my coaches and had a really great plan coming into today. My training didn’t go really well but I kept improving round by round and was able to keep my skiing consistent while improving my air and my jumps. I was just focusing on my skiing and trusting what I know I can do out there. The course is really challenging and there is not a better feeling than walking away from the last single moguls event of the season with a win. And do be up there with Eliza makes it that much more fun.
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