Americans Strong at Canada NorAm
CALGARY, Alberta (Feb. 16, 2016) – U.S. moguls athletes had a strong showing in the first NorAm event of the season, held Feb. 13-14 at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Men and women competed in both single and duals competitions, with the U.S. taking 10 of 12 podium spots, including a podium sweep in both men’s events.
Sophia Schwartz skis to victory in Canada. (The Mogul Skiing Academy)
U.S. Freestyle Ski Team member Sophia Schwarts (Sun Valley, ID) took the win for the women in moguls. Canada’s Julie Bergeron was second followed by another U.S. national team member, Tess Johnson (Vail, CO), in third.
Winter Park’s Joel Hedrick (Fort Collins, CO/Winter Park Competition Center) lead the Team USA sweep for the men. Casey Andringa (Boulder, CO/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) was second and Troy Tully (Armonk, NY/Wasatch Freestyle) third.
Emerson Smith (center) took the top spot in duals for the men. Troy Tully (left) was second and Hunter Bailey (right) was third. (The Mogul Skiing Academy)
Johnson stepped things up in Sunday’s duals competition, earning the first NorAm win of her career and landing herself at the top of the current NorAm standings. Avital Shimko (New York, NY/Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) represented the U.S. in second followed by Canada’s Berkley Brown in third.
Vail’s Emerson Smith (Frisco, CO/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) took the top spot in duals for the men. Tully found the podium for the second time, finishing second ahead of Hunter Bailey (Vail, CO/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) in third.
The NorAm Cup tour continues this weekend with moguls and dual moguls competitions at Park City Mountain in Utah.