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Freestylers come to town

January 19, 2012
By the News staff (sports@adirondackdailyenterprise.com) , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - The FIS Freestyle World Cup will be making its second tour stop of the season when it visits Lake Placid this week.

The event will feature moguls competitions at Whiteface Mountain on Thursday, Jan. 19, followed by aerials at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid on Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21.

Hannah Kearney of Norwich, Vt. is expected to compete in the moguls competition, an event she swept last year at Whiteface. France's Guilbaut Colas was also a two-time moguls winner at the event.

Article Photos

Lou Reuter/Lake Placid News
United States freestyle skier Hannah Kearney soars off a kicker at Whiteface Mountain during her gold-medal performance in the World Cup moguls competition last year on the Wilderness Trail.

Kearney is currently second in the World Cup overall standings after last week's opening event in Mont Gabriel, Quebec. Kearney has 60 points, trailing Sanna Luedi of Switzerland who has 78 points.

Canadian Mikael Kingsbury tops the men's overall standings with 60 points, trailed closely by Alex Fiva of Switzerland with 59 points and Brady Leman of Canada with 46.

Ashley Caldwell, a resident at the Olympic Training Center, won last year's women's aerials competition for her first career victory. She won't compete this year due to an ACL injury.

Fact Box

FIS Freestyle World Cup Schedule

Thursday, Jan. 19

Moguls competition at Whiteface Mountain

Ladies qualifications, 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Men's qualifications, 11:35 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ladies semifinals, 1:45-2 p.m.

Men's semifinals, 2:20-2:35 p.m.

Ladies finals, 2:40-2:48 p.m.

Men's finals, 2:48-2:55 p.m.

Award ceremonies, 3-3:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 20

Aerials competition at Olympic Jumping Complex

Ladies qualifications, 3:15-4 p.m.

Men's qualifications, 5:55-6:55 p.m.

Ladies semifinals, 8:15-8:30 p.m.

Men's semifinals, 8:35-8:50 p.m.

Ladies finals, 8:55-9:02 p.m.

Men's finals, 9:02-9:10 p.m.

Awards, 9:20 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Aerials competition at Olympic Jumping Complex

Ladies qualifications, 3:15-4 p.m.

Men's qualifications, 5:55-6:55 p.m.

Ladies semifinals, 8:15-8:30 p.m.

Men's semifinals, 8:35-8:50 p.m.

Ladies finals, 8:55-9:02 p.m.

Men's finals, 9:02-9:10 p.m.

Ryan St. Onge was the top American in the aerials competition, finishing second to Qi Guangpu of China. Anton Kushnir took bronze.

Admission to the aerial competition at Olympic Jumping Complex is $15 for adults and $9 for children ages 12 and under and seniors. A Whiteface lift ticket is required for the mogul competition.

 
 

 

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