U.S. Championships move to Utah


U.S. Championships move to Utah{mosimage}PARK CITY, Utah (March 8) The Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships, scheduled for March 24-26 at Bogus Basin in Boise, Idaho, have been relocated because of weather to Park City Mountain Resort and the Utah Olympic Park, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced Tuesday.

‘Bogus Basin has an outstanding organizing committee and we are very sorry mother nature did not cooperate with us’ said USSA Vice President of Events Annette Royle regarding the warm weather conditions. ‘Bogus stuck with us every step of the way and were dedicated to the event until the very end. We are happy to have such a great partner in Bogus and look forward to working with the resort in the future.’ 

The Championships will feature not only the best freestyle athletes in the United States but also the best in the world! Among the top athletes expected to compete are 2005 World Cup moguls champion Jeremy Bloom (Loveland, CO), World Cup moguls winners Toby Dawson (Vail, CO), Travis Mayer (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Park City’s own Nate Roberts, as well as World Cup aerials leader Jeret ‘Speedy’ Peterson (Boise, ID) and World Cup aerials winner Ryan St. Onge (Steamboat Springs, CO).

Park City Mountain Resort will kick off three days of events beginning Thursday, March 24, with the moguls competition on the Sampson run, located off the Pioneer chairlift. The aerials crew head to the Utah Olympic Park for competition Friday, March 25. The Championships conclude Saturday, March 26 at Park City Mountain Resort with dual moguls on Sampson.

‘We are very fortunate that we have such good relationships with PCMR and the UOP and are so pleased they were able to help out at such short notice’ said Royle.

Bogus Basin and Boise were hosts of the 2002 U.S. Freestyle Championships. Park City Mountain Resort and the Utah Olympic Park are no strangers to hosting U.S. Championships. Park City last hosted the U.S. Alpine Championships in 1999 as well at the acro event during the ’99 U.S. Freestyle Championships. The Utah Olympic Park last played host to the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships in 2001 and also hosted aerials events during the ’99 Freestyle Championships.

The Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships will air on Monday, April 4 at 9 p.m. ET on the Outdoor Life Network.

- USSA Reports

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