Cook 4th, Bahrke 6th to lead U.S. in aerials finaleTweet
The U.S. Ski Team's Emily Cook took the momentum from her first career win last weekend in Moscow to finish fourth in a World Cup aerial event in Davos on Friday. Scotty Bahrke was sixth with a career best score in the FIS Freestyle World Cup aerials finale.
DAVOS, Switzerland — The U.S. Ski Team's Emily Cook took the momentum from her first career win last weekend in Moscow to finish fourth in a World Cup aerial event in Davos on Friday. Scotty Bahrke was sixth with a career best score in the FIS Freestyle World Cup aerials finale.
Canada's Steve Omischl, who had clinched the title in Moscow last Saturday night, won his sixth event of the season. Evelyne Leu of Switzerland took the win in her home country as World Cup champion Jacqui Cooper of Australia failed to make finals.
"Cooker was just a little stiff on her landing on the second jump," said U.S. head coach Matt Christensen. Cook went with a full-double full on her first jump (two flips, three twists) and lowered her degree of difficulty on the second jump to a full-full (two flips, two twists).
Teammate Jaime Myers hit a "massive lay-full" on her second jump to move up from 10th to seventh.
Bahrke failed to match his career best fifth place, but the 2007 World Cup Rookie of the Year did set a new personal best score with 230.92.
The World Cup coaches voted U.S. Ski Team aerialist Allison Treleaven as Rookie of the Year. Treleaven, a first year World Cup skier, was top-10 in her first career World Cup in Lake Placid in January. She also won the NorAm Cup aerial title.
"This is a great honor for Allison," said Christensen. "She did a fabulous job in her rookie season."
Davos was the final stop on the World Cup aerial circuit. Moguls skiers are back in action Saturday in Are, Sweden, with a dual moguls event, with ski cross action in Meiringen, Hasliberg, Switzerland. The World Cup wraps up next week with moguls and ski cross in Valmalenco, Italy.
2008 FIS FREESTYLE WORLD CUP
Davos, Switzerland – March 7, 2008
1. Steve Omischl, Canada, 253.96
2. Warren Shouldice, Canada, 250.75
3. Dmitri Dashinski, Belarus, 250.47
4. Andreas Isoz, Switzerland, 238.44
5. Renato Ulrich, Switzerland, 237.89
6. Scotty Bahrke, Park City, UT, 230.92
8. Ryan St. Onge, Steamboat Springs, CO, 225.30
1. Evelyne Leu, Switzerland, 207.14
2. Lydia Lassila, Australia, 198.62
3. Alla Tsuper, Belarus, 182.83
4. Emily Cook, Belmont, MA, 161.41
5. Olga Volkova, Ukraine, 160.52
7. Jaime Myers, Boise, ID, 143.83
8. Jana Lindsey, Black Hawk, SD, 142.91