Junior freestyle worlds: U.S. takes Hodler CupTweet
Colorado's Jimmy Discoe, who finished fourth Sunday in moguls, stepped onto the podium Monday with silver in dual moguls, with 2007 World Cup Rookie of the Year Jay Bowman-Kirigin taking bronze as the 2007 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships came to a close.
AIROLO, Switzerland — Colorado's Jimmy Discoe, who finished fourth Sunday in moguls, stepped onto the podium Monday with silver in dual moguls, with 2007 World Cup Rookie of the Year Jay Bowman-Kirigin taking bronze as the 2007 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships came to a close.
Americans garnered nine medals in Switzerland (six moguls, two halfpipe, one aerials) to capture the Hodler Cup for the overall top nation.
"What a great weekend for the team," said moguls head coach Scott Rawles, "They especially stepped it up today. Yesterday was a long day [in which the team took four medals], we didn't get back to the hotel until around 10 p.m. last night, so for the team to do such a quick turn around to fire up for today was awesome."
Discoe, who was fourth Sunday behind older brother Joe in moguls, captured his first junior worlds medal, while Bowman-Kirigin rung up his career fourth, flipping his results from 2006 where he took silver in duals and bronze in moguls from Krasnoe Ozero, Russia.
"Jimmy is on the up-and-coming for sure, he's only 17 and has tons of potential and 'JBK's' results speak for themselves — he skied well at the World Championships and was named World Cup Rookie of the Year," Rawles said.
"As a moguls team we took six medals here and that just goes to show how much depth we have. This was a great week for the whole Team; all these skiers are super enthusiastic and that really shows up in what they're doing on the snow and that's so much fun to work with."
The entire Junior Worlds Team will head directly to Killington, Vermont, for the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships, which open Thursday with halfpipe.