Heather McPhie successfully defends US moguls title
HEAVENLY, Calif. — Heather McPhie successfully defended her moguls title Friday in the U.S. Freestyle Championships, and fellow Montanan Bradley Wilson took the men’s event.
McPhie, from Bozeman, Mont., did a layout on her top air with her traditional D spin on the bottom to edge World Cup champion Hannah Kearney of Norwich, Vt. Eliza Outtrim of Hamden, Conn., finished third.
“To be national champion is huge,” Bradley Wilson said. “It’s another accomplishment to have under my belt. I had my junior worlds title and a World Cup victory, but not U.S. champion, so this means a lot. This event always brings you back to the freestyle roots and what freestyle is about. It’s different than a World Cup and I couldn’t be happier. I was really liking the vibe out there today.”
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