Freeskiing Programs

Rookie Micinski Wins Slopestyle Final

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USSA
2013-03-23 15:25
 

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 23) - USSA TEAM Academy athlete and rookie team member Alexi Micinski (Meridian, ID) took her first career victory at the World Cup slopestyle final on Saturday. Julia Marino (Boulder, CO) took second while rookie team member Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) also took his career first victory in the men’s final. At the conclusion of the windy event, the World Cup slopestyle title and crystal globe were awarded to U.S. Freeskiing veteran Keri Herman (Breckenridge, CO). Herman was injured and was not present at the event. The Freestyle Ski World Cup Finals at Sierra Nevada continue Sunday with skicross finals and on Monday with halfpipe finals.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USSA TEAM Academy athlete and rookie team member Alexi Micinski (Meridian, ID) took her first career victory at the World Cup slopestyle final on Saturday.
  • Julia Marino (Boulder, CO) of the Waterville Valley Academy, took second.
  • Fellow rookie team member Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) also took his career first victory in the men’s final, coming off an ACL injury.
  • Micinski, Currier and Marino were the only American skiers that started in the final.
  • This was the final event of the season for World Cup slopestyle skiing.
  • At the conclusion of the windy slopestyle competition, the World Cup slopestyle title and crystal globe were awarded to U.S. Freeskiing veteran Keri Herman (Breckenridge, CO).
  • Herman was injured and was not present at the event to receive her globe.
  • It was Herman’s first World Cup title after getting second place in the AFP slopestyle standings in 2011 and 2009 as well as an overall third in 2012. Herman competes in both slopestyle and halfpipe.
  • She currently sits in second in the AFP overall rankings.
  • Saturday’s qualification and final were delayed for hours before the event finally commenced.
  • Winds, intermittent snow and low visibility added an element of difficulty to the venue at Sierra Nevada.
  • The Freestyle Ski World Cup Finals at Sierra Nevada continue Sunday with skicross and on Monday with halfpipe.

QUOTES
Alexi Micinski
It’s pretty awesome. This is my first big win and it’s just really exciting to finally get on the top of the podium.

Lyman Currier
It’s a great feeling, coming over here to Spain from the U.S. and being able to put down a run, even in bad weather, and coming out on top of the podium.

Keri Herman
I am so thrilled and honored to have won such a prestigious award. I'm happy to represent America. I love red white and blue. Wow! This is the cherry on top of my season. I was so bummed that I got hurt at Nine Queens and this really lifts my spirits. I hope to continue this momentum as I head into next season and hopefully ahead to Sochi.

RESULTS


FIS World Cup Slopestyle Standings

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