Americans McPhie, Wilson top podium in Kreischberg dual


Heather McPhie made it two-for-two this season with a win at the second stop of the FIS Freestyle World Cup on a difficult duals course in Kreischberg, Austria Saturday. It was her third career victory.

“It was an interesting couple days,” said McPhie. “I really struggled yesterday and went to bed last night not knowing what was going to happen today but I came out this morning and decided I wasn’t going to give up without a fight. A big goal of mine was just to stay mentally strong. This course was really flat and thats usually not my strength so to be able to excel here means a lot.”

Meanwhile, her teammate Heidi Kloser posted the best result of her young career, second, falling to McPhie in the finals.

“It was great going into finals with Heidi,” said McPhie. “When I saw her coming up the cat I couldn’t have been more excited for her. As soon as I saw her I told her ‘I’m going to be competitive in about 5 minutes but right now I’m so stoked for you!’ The U.S. is killing it right now and this was a great Christmas present for all of us.”

“I really wanted to have a good day and just be happy with the way I was skiing, I didn’t want to focus on the results,” said Kloser. “If I was skiing how I wanted to ski the results would come. I qualified second which is the highest i’ve ever qualified so I went into finals really excited. I had a bit of a sloppy run against Heather but I’m really happy with my second place finish.”

Olympic bronze medalist Bryon Wilson, whose last podium was two years ago, stayed atop the leader board for most of the day with consistent skiing and huge air to take a career first World Cup win over Alexandre Bilodeau in the final heat. Wilson is in his first full season back after a knee injury in 2011.

“This is my first season back since my injury and it feels good to be back on tour and to come out with my first win is pretty amazing,” said Wilson. “Theres no better feeling than to be able to put all the pieces together and come out on top.

“In my finals run I was able to see that Bilodeau bobbled so I knew if I successfully threw a trick I could win. Right now i’m just focusing on my skiing and working on staying in the moment. If I do that the results will come.”

“Both Heather and Heidi were very consistent today in trusting their speed into the bottom jump where they were able to make up ground,” said moguls coach Garth Hager. “This is one of the best finishes I can think of in a while. To have the U.S. on three of six podiums today is really unbelievable. They all trusted their skiing and didn’t worry about what anyone else was doing. In doing that they were able to make the bottom as clean and fast as they could.”

Kreischberg (AUT)
Ladies’ Dual Moguls
Dec. 22, 2012

Rank    Name Year Nation Points
 1 MCPHIE Heather  1984  USA   1000.00
 2 KLOSER Heidi  1992  USA   800.00
 3 DUFOUR-LAPOINTE Justine  1994  CAN   600.00
 4 COX Britteny  1994  AUS   500.00
 5 ITO Miki  1987  JPN   450.00
 6 DUFOUR-LAPOINTE Chloe  1991  CAN   400.00
 7 GALYSHEVA Yulia  1992  KAZ   360.00
 8 WESSEL Hedvig  1995  NOR   320.00
 9 HENITIUK Chelsea  1987  CAN   290.00
 10 SUDOVA Nikola  1982  CZE   260.00
 11 ROBICHAUD Audrey  1988  CAN   240.00
 12 OAKLEY K C  1988  USA   220.00
 13 NAUDE Andi  1996  CAN   200.00
 14 MURATOVA Elena  1986  RUS   180.00
 15 OUTTRIM Eliza  1985  USA   160.00
 16 DUFOUR-LAPOINTE Maxime  1989  CAN   150.00
 17 HOSHINO Junko  1989  JPN   140.00
 18 MATTHEWS Mikaela  1991  USA   130.00
 19 UEMURA Aiko  1979  JPN   120.00
 20 RAKHIMOVA Regina  1985  RUS   110.00
 21 MURATA Arisa  1990  JPN   100.00
 22 VACULIKOVA Tereza  1992  CZE   90.00
 23 FOERSTER Katharina  1988  GER   80.00
 24 KAFFKA Marina  1987  GER   70.00
 25 PERTAKHIYA Marika  1992  RUS   60.00
 26 LOWEREE Brittany  1990  USA   50.00
 27 GRASEMANN Laura  1992  GER   45.00
 28 RYBALOVA Darya  1988  KAZ   40.00
 29 BOULANGEAT Alizee  1988  FRA   36.00
 30 MEILINGER Melanie  1991  AUT   32.00
 31 GRASSI Ana Maria  1993  SUI   28.00
 32 KOHLER Claudia  1991  AUT   26.00
 33 RAMSAUER Katharina  1995  AUT   24.00
 34 SANTA-OLALLA Reyes  1984  SPA   22.00
 35 WEN Mengying  1993  CHN   20.00
 36 LI Nan  1992  CHN   0.00
 37 BERTONCINI Giorgia  1994  ITA   0.00
 38 NING Qin  1992  CHN   0.

Kreischberg (AUT)
Men’s Dual Moguls
Dec. 22, 2012

Rank     Name Year Nation Points
 1 WILSON Bryon  1988  USA   1000.00
 2 BILODEAU Alex  1987  CAN   800.00
 3 KINGSBURY Mikael  1992  CAN   600.00
 4 MARQUIS Philippe  1989  CAN   500.00
 5 GAGNON Marc-Antoine  1991  CAN   450.00
 6 DENEEN Patrick  1987  USA   400.00
 7 WILSON Bradley  1992  USA   360.00
 8 SMYSHLYAEV Alexandr  1987  RUS   320.00
 9 DISCOE Joseph  1987  USA   290.00
 10 ROCHON Cedric  1990  CAN   260.00
 11 BEDOUET Albert  1990  FRA   240.00
 12 PANFILOV Ivan  1989  RUS   220.00
 13 KIRAMO Arttu  1990  FIN   200.00
 14 DIGRAVIO David  1986  USA   180.00
 15 MATIZ Giacomo  1986  ITA   160.00
 16 SHIKATA Motoki  1993  JPN   150.00
 17 COTA Jeremy  1988  USA   140.00
 18 REIHERD Dmitriy  1989  KAZ   130.00
 19 PAVLENKO Aleksey  1995  RUS   120.00
 20 BENNA Anthony  1987  FRA   110.00
 21 KOLMAKOV Pavel  1996  KAZ   100.00
 22 DOLGODVOROV Denis  1982  RUS   90.00
 23 BARMASHOV Dmitriy  1985  KAZ   80.00
 24 PENTTALA Jussi  1993  FIN   70.00
 25 UENO Osamu  1983  JPN   60.00
 26 GAGNE Pascal-olivier  1989  CAN   50.00
 27 KOBAYASHI Tatsuki  1992  JPN   45.00
 28 VOLKOV Andrey  1986  RUS   40.00
 29 SVENSSON Ricky  1992  SWE   36.00
 30 ENDO Sho  1990  JPN   32.00
 31 SALONEN Jimi  1994  FIN   28.00
 32 THEOCHARIS Sacha  1990  FRA   26.00
 33 ANDERSEN Tevje Lie  1991  NOR   24.00
 34 SLATTEN Vinjar  1990  NOR   22.00
 35 VOLKOV Sergey  1987  RUS   20.00
 36 NISHI Nobuyuki  1985  JPN   19.70
 37 SHIMBUEV Sergei  1992  RUS   19.40
 38 GRAHAM Matt  1994  AUS   19.10
 39 VANHALA Veli-valtteri  1992  FIN   18.80
 40 TADE Marco  1995  SUI   18.50
 41 BURILLE Arnaud  1988  FRA   18.20
 42 YAMAGUCHI Takuya  1991  JPN   17.90
 43 LOTH Arwed  1991  GER   17.60
 44 HILPERT Lorenz  1985  SUI   17.30
 45 JIMENEZ-WEESE Marc  1991  GER   17.00
 46 MARTINI Tristano  1995  SUI   16.70
 47 CHEN Kang  1993  CHN   16.40
 48 EYRAUD Theo  1991  FRA   16.10
 49 BRAMBRINK Manuel  1987  GER   15.80
 50 KAUFMANN Pirmin  1994  GER   15.50
 51 LAURITZ Jens  1993  SWE   0.00
 52 CHMEL Sergiy  1982  UKR   0.00
 53 GUMMESSON Adam  1989  SWE   0.00
 54 ANTONAKAKIS Tryfonas  1983  GRE   0.00
 55 CAVET Benjamin  1994  FRA   0.00
Did not finish
  FJALLSTROM Ludvig  1993  SWE   
  FRETHEIM Ole  1992  NOR   
  POULIOT-CAVANAGH Simon  1990  CAN   

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