Johnson, Wilson Win Dual Moguls National Championships
Coming off of her first World Cup win in dual moguls, Tess Johnson (Vail, Colo.) skied to her first national title on Saturday while Brad Wilson (Butte, Mont.) landed his second win of the weekend at the 2018 U.S. Freestyle Championships at Waterville Valley Resort, New Hampshire.
Johnson has consistently finished in the top five at Nationals for the past two seasons. She was finally able to break on to the podium with a 20-15 victory over teammate Jaelin Kauf (Alta, Wyo.) Keaton McCargo (Telluride, Colo.), who won Friday’s moguls championships, claimed her second podium of the weekend with a third place finish.
Wilson skied strong through many tough duals. He found himself up against teammate Dylan Walczyk (Rochester, N.Y.) in the big final and took the win 21-14. Troy Murphy (Bethel, Maine) and Emerson Smith (Dover, Vt.) battled it out in the small final where Murphy took the win for third place.
With the 2018 U.S. Freestyle Championships wrapped up, the U.S. Ski Team moguls athletes look to begin preparations for the 2019 season.