WILMINGTON, N.Y. Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, Vt.) continued her steak and won a record 11th consecutive FIS Freestyle World Cup moguls event with victory at the USANA Freestyle Cup at Whiteface Mountain on January 19, 2012. The title elevates Kearney past Switzerland's Conny Kissling for the longest Freestyle World Cup win streak. World Champion Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, Wash.) earned his first podium of the season, finishing second behind Mikael Kingsbury of Canada in the men's event.
Patrick Deneen said "It's definitely been an interesting event because of all the weather, power outages and delayed training, but then the course workers spent all night on the hill and really softened up the course for us. "
According to Scott Rawles, Moguls Head Coach the team had a great day that included eight women and four men making the finals. "We were in contention for four podiums and got two, so I'm super stoked on that" Rawles said. Rawles went on to say that Kearny is doing historical things after winning 11 in a row and with good showings from our new skiers, they had a lot to look forward to in Calgary and the following week in Deer Valley, Utah.