Page Second; Giaccio Third in Idre Fjäll Moguls
The Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team moguls athletes had another successful day in Idre Fjäll, Sweden, with Nick Page snagging second place and Olivia Giaccio bringing home third for the second week in a row.
"I tried to keep things simple and focus on my process and execution run after run; it was sweet to have things pan out results-wise," said Giaccio. "I'm very proud of the effort and process focus I've been putting into my performances, and I am hungry for more in duals tomorrow!"
Idre Fjäll is a favorite stop for many U.S. athletes, as Page and Liz Lemley earned their first World Cup wins at the venue in 2022, and Page has now podiumed there four times.
“Today was special," said Page. "It felt really nice to bounce back after last week and compete with the guys at the top again. There’s a lot to be said about learning from mistakes and growing from them. Last week offered me an opportunity to understand what went wrong — and once I processed all that I was able to adjust for this event. I’m happy with how I competed today and am excited to keep it rolling into duals tomorrow!”
Page sat in first after his superfinals run but was bumped into second by moguls World Cup leader Mikael Kingsbury.
This event setup differed from most, with women’s qualifications happening the day before finals instead of the same day. Some of the women were nervous about how this would impact their performance, along with the low visibility and snow throughout today’s finals; however, this did not stop the U.S. women from shining once again.
Just off the podium was Tess Johnson in fourth, followed by Jaelin Kauf in fifth, Lemley in sixth, Hannah Soar in seventh and Kai Owens in 12th. Alli Macuga finished qualifications in 33rd.
On the men’s side, Cole McDonald finished finals in eighth, followed by Dylan Walczyk in 17th, Landon Wendler in 21st, and Dylan Marcellini in 30th.
The team is looking forward to the first dual moguls World Cup of the season tomorrow in Idre Fjäll.
HOW TO WATCH
Saturday, Dec. 9
6:30 am ET - Idre Fjall dual moguls - skiandsnowboard.live