Cook takes second in Aerials World Cup season debut


Emily CookAmerican aerialist Emily Cook kicked off the World Cup season today (Jan. 15) in Mont Gabriel, Canada with a second-place performance to earn her seventh career podium.

Cook, who has been battling her way back from a knee injury, only started jumping last week.

“I am really happy with today’s result. Last week I was unsure of whether I would be able to compete, so today made me really happy,” said Cook, a 14-year U.S. Ski Team veteran. “I just had to rely on the other years of training I have behind me. Next week I hope to clean up my jumps a lot. Technically, I know I can do a lot better, so that leaves a lot of room for improvement.”
 
The only jumper to top Cook’s 78.78-point full double full super final score was Ukrainian Olga Volkova with the top score of 83.54 to take her first career World Cup win. Australian Laura Peel rounded out the podium in third place. 

The new format requires jumpers to perform four jumps, not carrying points from one round to the other. Meaning each of the four women in the exciting super final have an equal shot to walk away with the win.

American Allison Lee, scored a ninth-place result in her second World Cup appearance. U.S. young gun Ashley Caldwell sustained a knee injury last month and will not compete this season.

On the men’s side, Russian Pavel Krotov secured his first career World Cup victory with an impressive 112.79-point score to beat Canadian Olivier Rochon, who finished second with 105.41 points. Japan’s Naoya Tabara took third with a 97.6-points score. 

Five American men competed today, led by 17-year-old Jonathon Lillis in eighth place to record his career best result. Nevin Brown and Hans Gardner also cracked the top-15 in 1th2 and 13th, respectively. Dylan Ferguson finished 17th and Scotty Bahrke took 20th

Image of Emily Cook bySarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team.

Women’s Results

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Result Level Points
 1  3  2406021 VOLKOVA Olga  1986  UKR   83.54    1000.00
 2  5  2180102 COOK Emily  1979  USA   78.78    800.00
 3  17  2527930 PEEL Laura  1989  AUS   75.25    600.00
 4  6  2484528 SCHAERER Tanja  1989  SUI   72.64    500.00
 5  10  2484885 POLYUK Olga  1987  UKR   75.28    450.00
 6  27  2528685 WELLS Samantha  1989  AUS   75.14    400.00
 7  29  2527911 MCELDUFF Renee  1991  AUS   70.59    360.00
 8  32  2527702 SCOTT Danielle  1990  AUS   70.07    320.00
 9  22  2484519 LEE Allison  1989  USA   65.26    290.00
 10  31  2529430 KORSUNOVA Veronika  1992  RUS   65.13    260.00
 11  7  2379055 DIDENKO Nadiya  1986  UKR   63.78    240.00
 12  26  2528319 NOVOSAD Anastasiya  1993  UKR   60.57    220.00

Men’s Results

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Result Level Points
 1  38  2527536 KROTOV Pavel  1992  RUS   112.79    1000.00
 2  29  2484932 ROCHON Olivier  1989  CAN   105.41    800.00
 3  31  2526709 TABARA Naoya  1980  JPN   97.6    600.00
 4  6  2074178 KRAVCHUK Stanislav  1978  UKR   67.42    500.00
 5  19  2525948 GERRITS Travis  1991  CAN   117.48    450.00
 6  35  2527790 MEDULICH Petr  1991  RUS   109.8    400.00
 7  3  2330841 ULRICH Renato  1983  SUI   97.35    360.00
 8  36  2527147 LILLIS Jonathon  1994  USA   96.18    320.00
 9  23  2527534 BUROV Ilya  1991  RUS   96.02    290.00
 10  8  2472951 ABRAMENKO Oleksandr  1988  UKR   89.6    260.00
 11  33  2529931 SLIVETS Timofei  1984  RUS   85.18    240.00
 12  27  2485223 BROWN Nevin  1989  USA   69.91    220.00
 13  30  2485212 GARDNER Hans  1989  USA   89.7    200.00
 14  21  2484953 ANDRE Jean-Christophe  1989  CAN   88.72    180.00
 15  13  2312217 LAMBERT Thomas  1984  SUI   87.48    160.00
 16  24  2526134 LYSIANSKYI Sergii  1985  UKR   87.27    150.00
 17  17  2343160 FERGUSON Dylan  1988  USA   84.39    140.00
 18  34  2528333 PUZDERKO Mykola  1990  UKR   79.78    130.00
 19  28  2064090 GETTY Clyde  1961  ARG   73.66    120.00
 20  12  2398843 BAHRKE Scotty  1985  USA   72.9    110.00
 21  37  2526702 MINAMI Takanori  1989  JPN   71.66    100.00
 22  15  2306688 ISOZ Andreas  1984  SUI   66.81    90.00
 23  26  2484608 DOBRANSKY Roman  1992  CZE   39.12    80.00
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