Kearney Earns 12th Consecutive World Cup Win
CALGARY, AB (Jan. 28) – Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) extended her FIS Freestyle World Cup record streak to 12 Saturday with a win at the Canada Olympic Park while Mikael Kingsbury of Canada was the mens winner. Kearney was joined on the podium by K.C. Oakley (Piedmont, CA) in third for her first World Cup top 3. Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) was second on the men's side with Sho Kasima (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) in third. The FIS Freestyle World Cup moves back to the United States and Deer Valley Resort for the Visa Freestyle International Feb. 2-4.
- Hannah Kearney remains WC Freestyle overall leader.
- Kearney extends record breaking win streak to 12
- K.C. Oakley climbs on her first podium
- Third podium of the season for Sho Kasima
- First individual moguls podium of the season for Jeremy Cota
- Four U.S. Skiers earn medals
- Moguls tour now moves to Deer Valley Resort for the Feb. 2-4 Visa Freestyle International
I’m really happy with my skiing today, all three runs were strong and that’s the consistency I want. Skiing one amazing run and two bad runs is not going get you the win in this new format.
I’m pretty excited, it was a long day. I qualified for finals in sixth, so tactically made the choice to add a different jump to the top, with a higher degree of difficulty. I was really happy with the way I skied and did a new jump in competition, a back double full.
It was great, you never know when it’s going to come, but I had an awesome finals run today. Also I had the two of the quickest runs of the day, which helped me a lot. This was a steeper longer course and that really fit my skiing.
Scott Rawles, Moguls Head Coach
We have such a deep team. It seems like somebody else steps it up each week, so K.C. Oakley stepping up to get her first podium is huge. She is the seventh different U.S. athlete to be on the podium this year. Obviously Hannah with 12 wins in a row is on an historic roll.