Freestyle Programs

Bronze for Kearney and Deneen

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2013-03-08 09:19
 

VOSS, Norway (March 8) – With sunny skies and an energetic crowd, Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) both battled through the small final to win bronze in dual moguls at the 2013 Voss FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships. Friday made two medals out of two for them both at the World Champs. Kearney stole gold in moguls Wednesday with her clean, calculated skiing and Deneen took bronze with his voracious speed. In women’s duals, Canadian Chloe Dufour-Lapointe became the new World Champion, while Miki Ito (Japan) took silver. In men’s, Alex Bilodeau beat yellow bib holder Mikael Kingsbury (both Canadian) to become the new World Champ.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) both took bronze in dual moguls at the 2013 Voss FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.
  • Friday made two medals out of two for them both at the World Champs.
  • Kearney stole gold in moguls Wednesday with her clean, calculated skiing and Deneen took bronze with his voracious speed.
  • In women’s duals, Canadian Chloe Dufour-Lapointe became the new World Champion, while Miki Ito (Japan) took silver.
  • In men’s, Olympic Champion Alex Bilodeau beat yellow bib holder Mikael Kingsbury (both Canadian) to become the new World Champ.
  • Kearney skied clean again but skied over her pole and lost a ski going into the bottom air in the semi finals, putting her in the small final with her hard charging teammate Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT).
  • Kearney outscored McPhie 24 to 11, taking the bronze and resulting in McPhie’s second fourth place in the World Champs.
  • Kearney threw a back layout on the top air and a 360 mute grab on bottom.
  • McPhie threw a back X on the top air and a D-spin on bottom.
  • Deneen’s insanely fast skiing also won him bronze, outscoring Swede Per Spett 32-3.
  • Deneen threw a D7 on the top air and a back iron cross on bottom.
  • Sunny skies and warmer weather brought out an excited crowd of school kids that fed off the fast action and close races.

QUOTES
Pat Deneen
Today was definitely a good day. When we got to the course this morning it was in rough shape, but the more we got to ski it the better it got. I am really satisfied with the way I skied all week; to walk away with two medals at World Championships is a huge accomplishment. Obviously I would have like to have been higher up on the podium but this is just more fire for me as I look towards Sochi. 

My body is sore after so many days of training and competing but there's really no better feeling than leaving here knowing I left everything on the hill. 

Hannah Kearney
My finals run was by far my best run of the day. I had my best start out of the gate, a clean layout and I was able to stand up tall and ski more directly through my top air. I had a mute grab off my bottom air which was the first time I've completed that in a duals competition so that's something I'm extremely proud of. 

Walking away with two medals is great but my mindset moving forward is on the globe. I'm only a few points ahead and that is not enough to sit comfortably. We are in Sweden next weekend and that's where my focus is now. 

In my semifinals run everything happened so fast. All I knew was I ended up with a broken pole and I had lost a ski. Luckily I was totally fine. I had to run back to the hotel to grab another pole in like four minutes before my dual with Heather. That was probably the most stressful part of the day! 

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