Kearney, Bilodeau take back-to-back moguls wins in Are


Olympic gold medalists American Hannah Kearney and Canadian Alexandre Bilodeau won their second World Cup moguls competitions in as many days today (March 12) as they battled through the penultimate dual moguls event of the season.

Kearney, who had already sealed the World Cup title, charged through four rounds of competition before beating Canadian World Cup rookie Justine Duford-Lapointe in the final. Fellow Canadian Jennifer Heil took the bronze medal after holding off Russia’s Regina Rakhimova in the small final. It was Kearney’s eighth World Cup victory of the season. 

“It wasn’t always perfect, but I’m proud of my performance,” said Kearney of her championship season. “It feels really good.”

Kearney is the first American to win the World Cup overall since Jeremy Bloom topped the standings in 2005.

Behind Kearney’s victory, the U.S. women had an exceptional day as they put all five starters in the top 15. Heather McPhie and Eliza Outrim landed in the top ten in fifth and sixth, respectively. Kayla Snyderman (13th) and Heidi Kloser (15th) also followed up their strong result of yesterday.

After moving past Snyderman, Kearney knocked out Outtrim in the quarterfinals. The semifinals proved the toughest for Kearney. Her run was not perfect, but with a score of 18-17, Kearney advanced to the finals. It was in the finals where Kearney skied her best run of the day, topping Justine Dufour-LaPointe of Canada with a score of 23-12.

“Her [Kearney] performance today was very impressive,” said Head Coach Scott Rawles. “After having clinched the World Cup title [moguls] yesterday, you might think there would be a bit of a let down, but she really got it done at the end.”

“This whole weekend was really nice,””said Keaney. “It takes a lot of energy to win two events in a row.

On the men’s side, Bilodeau, yesterday’s singles winner, beat overall leader, Frenchman Guilbaut Coals in the final. It was Bilodeau’s fourth win of the season, he stands 62 points behind Colas (741-679) with one dual moguls competition remaining on this season’s schedule.

The win marked Bilodeau’s 28th World Cup podium and was a repeat of his 2009 domination on the same course.

“The skiing was so fast today,” said Bilodeau of the icy and challenging course. “At that kind of speed any small mistake will push you off the edge. But I come from Quebec and I like a firm course with big moguls, so it was good for me. Plus, absorption is one of my strengths and it helps me maintain my speed in control.”

American Patrick Deneen won the small final to finish third and capture his  third podium of the season. Teammates Sho Kashima and David DiGravio also cracked the top 15 in 11th and 14th, respectively. 

After not finishing the course in qualifying for Friday’s individual moguls event, Deneen advanced in fifth for Saturday’s duals World Cup before going on to win the consolation round for third.

“He [Deneen] was pretty disappointed after yesterday,” said Rawles. “He came back and did a really good job today.”

The World Cup moguls season will close next week with another dual moguls competition in Myrkdalen-Voss, Norway.

 Photo: Harald Marbler/U.S. Ski Team

Women’s Results

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Result Level Points
 1  1  2328513 KEARNEY Hannah  1986  USA       1000.00
 2  5  2485348 DUFOUR-LAPOINTE Justine  1994  CAN       800.00
 3  2  2275744 HEIL Jennifer  1983  CAN       600.00
 4  11  2485019 RAKHIMOVA Regina  1985  RUS       500.00
 5  6  2364117 MCPHIE Heather  1984  USA       450.00
 6  10  2329386 OUTTRIM Eliza  1985  USA       400.00
 7  22  2526184 VACULIKOVA Tereza  1992  CZE       360.00
 8  28  2525906 SEO Jung-Hwa  1990  KOR       320.00
 9  7  2484720 DUFOUR-LAPOINTE Chloe  1991  CAN       290.00
 10  3  2329677 ROBICHAUD Audrey  1988  CAN       260.00
 11  13  2485027 PERTAKHIYA Marika  1992  RUS       240.00
 12  9  2481681 STOLYAROVA Ekaterina  1988  RUS       220.00
 13  20  2472175 SNYDERMAN Kayla  1988  USA       200.00
 14  8  2267596 SUDOVA Nikola  1982  CZE       180.00
 15  15  2485203 KLOSER Heidi  1992  USA       160.00
 16  16  2379346 HENITIUK Chelsea  1987  CAN       150.00
 17  25  2413490 BOULANGEAT Alizee  1988  FRA       140.00
 18  14  2526325 GUNCHENKO Anastassia  1991  RUS       130.00
 19  12  2360722 SCANZIO Deborah  1986  ITA       120.00
 20  27  2526763 AMUNDSEN Emilie Klingen  1994  NOR       110.00
 21  26  2526991 HNYKOVA Kristyna  1994  CZE       100.00
 22  23  2419989 KAFFKA Marina  1987  GER       90.00
 23  31  2527797 IVANOVA Svetlana  1995  RUS       80.00
 24  29  2528133 WESSEL Hedvig  1995  NOR       70.00
 25  34  2526982 NILSSON Evelina  1991  SWE       60.00
 26  30  2526767 NESSE Cecilie  1992  NOR       50.00
 27  35  2485294 KOYANDER Ellie  1991  GBR       45.00
 28  32  2526316 NILSSON Julia  1990  SWE       40.00
 29  37  2527587 ERIKSSON Johanna  1992  SWE       0.00
 30  4  2304360 RICHARDS Kristi  1981  CAN       0.00
 31  36  2525878 CARLQVIST Veronica  1990  SWE       0.00
Did not start
     2526308 SOERENSEN Amalie  1992  NOR       

Men’s Results

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Result Level Points
 1  3  2426100 BILODEAU Alexandre  1987  CAN       1000.00
 2  1  2337049 COLAS Guilbaut  1983  FRA       800.00
 3  5  2382838 DENEEN Patrick  1987  USA       600.00
 4  2  2484937 KINGSBURY Mikael  1992  CAN       500.00
 5  22  2484735 POULIOT CAVANAGH Simon  1990  CAN       450.00
 6  46  2526132 MIETTUNEN Ville  1992  FIN       400.00
 7  9  2406797 BJOERNLUND Jesper  1985  SWE       360.00
 8  42  2407670 BENNA Anthony  1987  FRA       320.00
 9  8  2484677 ROCHON Cedric  1990  CAN       290.00
 10  32  2484881 BEDOUET Albert  1990  FRA       260.00
 11  18  2417855 KASHIMA Sho  1986  USA       240.00
 12  16  2484952 GAGNON Marc-Antoine  1991  CAN       220.00
 13  15  2484106 HICKS Eddie  1988  CAN       200.00
 14  10  2375563 DIGRAVIO David  1986  USA       180.00
 15  7  2482457 SMYSHLYAEV Alexandr  1987  RUS       160.00
 16  24  2406506 SPETT Per  1985  SWE       150.00
 17  6  2183982 ROUSSEAU Pierre-Alexandre  1979  CAN       140.00
 18  23  2485300 GUMMESSON Adam  1989  SWE       130.00
 19  34  2484758 SLATTEN Vinjar  1990  NOR       120.00
 20  47  2528116 LAURITZ Jens  1993  SWE       110.00
 21  19  2482554 VOLKOV Sergey  1987  RUS       100.00
 22  38  2528118 SATERBERG Fredrik  1994  SWE       90.00
 23  31  2407185 MATIZ Giacomo  1986  ITA       80.00
 24  36  2407379 VACULIK Lukas  1986  CZE       70.00
 25  28  2526313 FRETHEIM Ole  1992  NOR       60.00
 26  20  2526312 ANDERSEN Tevje-Lie  1991  NOR       50.00
 27  27  2484879 THEOCHARIS Sacha  1990  FRA       45.00
 28  4  2484727 COTA Jeremy  1988  USA       40.00
 29  35  2485265 PANTHER Jay  1984  USA       36.00
 30  44  2526489 WILLMAN Kim  1990  SWE       32.00
 31  17  2484682 KIRAMO Arttu  1990  FIN       28.00
 32  41  2527360 PENTTALA Jussi  1993  FIN       26.00
 33  37  2369743 LAFRANCHI Pablo  1986  SUI       24.00
 34  33  2484301 CHO Woo-Hyun  1991  KOR       22.00
 35  30  2354320 LAHTELA Juuso  1985  FIN       20.00
 36  13  2471011 DISCOE Joseph  1987  USA       19.70
 37  45  2485005 SHIMBUEV Sergei  1992  RUS       19.40
 38  50  2485233 MIKHAYLOV Maksim  1992  RUS       19.10
 39  48  2297279 ROBERTS Nathan  1982  USA       18.80
 40  39  2528189 PETROV Evgeniy  1992  RUS       0.00
 41  26  2527521 SYCHEV Danila  1992  RUS       0.00
 42  40  2526124 SEO Myung-joon  1992  KOR       0.00
 43  43  2528206 PETTERSSON Kristoffer  1994  SWE       0.00
Did not finish
     2528117 FJALLSTROM Ludvig  1993  SWE       
     2526686 SVENSSON Ricky  1992  SWE       
     2528115 OLOFSSON Alexander  1993  SWE       
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