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by Peter Hines
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Kearny, Kingbury win in Lake Placid

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.

Hanna Kearny
Hanna Kearny from Norwick VT heads down the course at Whiteface Mt. on her way to her 11th consecutive win



Conditions leading up to the finals were tough. It rained two days before the finals and the day before the wind chill was minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This made for a difficult course, which gave those used to skiing on hard surfaces and advantage. Kearney said "The first two days of training were incredibly tough. Luckily I'm from Vermont and I'm used to crazy conditions. I had no idea there was a record to be broken. I didn't know until the finish area today so I'm really excited about that. I know records are just a piece of data but it's a testament to consistency."

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. "

Mikeal Kingsbury
Mikeal Kingsbury soars to his win at the FIS competition.

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hannah Kearney won a record 11th consecutive FIS Freestyle World Cup with victory at the USANA Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid
  • Kearney's historic win streak began January 21, 2011 in Lake Placid
  • It was the 16th individual moguls win of her career
  • Patrick Deneen was second for his first podium of the season.
  • Four U.S. skiers finished in the top 8 as12 made the finals.
  • Heather McPhie (Bozeman, Mont.) and Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, Maine) narrowly missed the podium with fourth

Ladies Results

 

Rank Bib Name Year Nation Result Points
 1  1 KEARNEY Hannah  1986  USA   23.52  1000.00
 2  2 DUFOUR-LAPOINTE Justine  1994  CAN   22.85  800.00
 3  4 SUDOVA Nikola  1982  CZE   22.78  600.00
 4  5 MCPHIE Heather  1984  USA   21.57  500.00
 5  13 DUFOUR-LAPOINTE Chloe  1991  CAN   22.55  450.00
 6  9 OAKLEY K C  1988  USA   21.91  400.00
 7  37 RAKHIMOVA Regina  1985  RUS   21.73  360.00
 8  10 GALYSHEVA Yulia  1992  KAZ   21.48  320.00
 9  17 LOWEREE Brittany  1990  USA   21.12  290.00
 10  8 DUFOUR-LAPOINTE Maxime  1989  CAN   21.1  260.00
 11  6 STOLYAROVA Ekaterina  1988  RUS   20.82  240.00
 12  12 KLOSER Heidi  1992  USA   15.76  220.00
 13  34 ROBICHAUD Audrey  1988  CAN   15.25  200.00
 14  3 OUTTRIM Eliza  1985  USA   12.58  180.00
 15  35 DIGRAVIO Alison  1991  USA   11.10  160.00
 16  31 MATTHEWS Mikaela  1991  USA     150.00
 17  14 ITO Miki  1987  JPN   19.26  140.00
 18  19 COX Britteny  1994  AUS   19.16  130.00
 19  36 PARKS Nicole  1992  AUS   18.95  120.00
 20  38 DUFRESNE Alexandra  1989  CAN   18.69  110.00
 21  33 RYBALOVA Darya  1988  KAZ   18.63  100.00
 22  29 KARIOTIS Ali  1995  USA   18.33  90.00
 23  18 HOSHINO Junko  1989  JPN   17.58  80.00
 24  22 WESSEL Hedvig  1995  NOR   17.53  70.00
 25  28 SATOYA Tae  1976  JPN   17.39  60.00
 26  23 KOYANDER Ellie  1991  GBR   14.32  50.00
 27  30 UEMURA Aiko  1979  JPN   12.90  45.00
 28  27 CARLQVIST Veronica  1990  SWE   12.36  40.00
 29  21 SIMAKINA Kamilia  1984  RUS   11.77  36.00
 30  15 MURATA Arisa  1990  JPN   11.64  32.00
 31  11 PERTAKHIYA Marika  1992  RUS   9.99  28.00
 32  16 BOULANGEAT Alizee  1988  FRA   7.98  26.00
 33  32 NILSSON Julia  1990  SWE   6.67  24.00
Did not finish
    HENITIUK Chelsea  1987  CAN     

 


Men's Results


Rank Bib Name Year Nation Result Points
 1
 1
KINGSBURY Mikael  1992  CAN   25.32  1000.00
 2
 6
DENEEN Patrick  1987  USA   24.00  800.00
 3
 9
MARQUIS Philippe  1989  CAN   21.86  600.00
 4
 4
COTA Jeremy  1988  USA   21.29  500.00
 5
 53
BILODEAU Alexandre  1987  CAN   22.64  450.00
 6
 12
GAGNON Marc-Antoine  1991  CAN   22.60  400.00
 7
 7
REIHERD Dmitriy  1989  KAZ   21.91  360.00
 8
 26
VOLKOV Andrey  1986  RUS   21.79  320.00
 9
 24
HICKS Eddie  1988  CAN   21.59  290.00
 10
 10
WILSON Bradley  1992  USA   19.81  260.00
 11
 13
SPETT Per  1985  SWE   18.13  240.00
 12
 11
VOLKOV Sergey  1987  RUS   15.58  220.00
 13
 32
ROBERTS Nathan  1982  USA   10.32  200.00
 14
 20
SMYSHLYAEV Alexandr  1987  RUS   6.97  180.00
 15
 49
NISHI Nobuyuki  1985  JPN     160.00
 16
 15
ROCHON Cedric  1990  CAN     150.00
 17
 8
ENDO Sho  1990  JPN   21.74  140.00
 18
 16
KIRAMO Arttu  1990  FIN   21.72  130.00
 19
 40
MATIZ Giacomo  1986  ITA   21.68  120.00
 20
 33
MURPHY Troy  1992  USA   21.46  110.00
 21
 25
CAVET Benjamin  1994  GBR   21.37  100.00
 22
 27
PENTTALA Jussi  1993  FIN   21.24  90.00
 23
 34
BARMASHOV Dmitriy  1985  KAZ   21.06  80.00
 24
 52
PANTHER Jay  1984  USA   20.97  70.00
 25
 23
SHIMBUEV Sergei  1992  RUS   20.83  60.00
 26
 50
GRAHAM Matt  1994  AUS   20.55  50.00
 27
 2
KASHIMA Sho  1986  USA   20.43  45.00
 28
 19
THEOCHARIS Sacha  1990  FRA   20.31  40.00
 29
 48
SHIKATA Motoki  1993  JPN   20.31  36.00
 30
 18
DIGRAVIO David  1986  USA   20.3  32.00
 31
 45
YUDIN Dmitry  1990  RUS   20.27  28.00
 32
 3
BENNA Anthony  1987  FRA   20.25  26.00
 33
 30
KOBAYASHI Tatsuki  1992  JPN   20.23  24.00
 34
 14
MIETTUNEN Ville  1992  FIN   20.20  22.00
 35
 28
GARDNER Landon  1985  USA   20.16  20.00
 36
 39
SATERBERG Fredrik  1994  SWE   20.04  19.70
 37
 31
SLATTEN Vinjar  1990  NOR   19.65  19.40
 38
 36
FJALLSTROM Ludvig  1993  SWE   19.45  19.10
 39
 35
SERGEEV Vitaly  1988  RUS   19.35  18.80
 40
 22
ANDERSEN Tevje Lie  1991  NOR   19.09  18.50
 41
 46
ERIKSSON Emil  1993  SWE   18.30  18.20
 42
 41
SOKOLOV Andrey  1992  KAZ   18.08  17.90
 43
 47
HIROSHIMA Keita  1986  JPN   17.88  17.60
 44
 21
DISCOE Joseph  1987  USA   17.29  17.30
 45
 37
GUMMESSON Adam  1989  SWE   16.22  17.00
 46
 38
UENO Osamu  1983  JPN   14.23  16.70
 47
 5
DOLGODVOROV Denis  1982  RUS   8.35  16.40
Did not finish
    BEDOUET Albert  1990  FRA     

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