California girl K.C. Oakley continues to make her presence known on the U.S. Ski Team, and in 2014 she pulled out a top-10 finish despite nagging shin injuries. (Kirk Paulsen)
Olympic champion Hannah Kearney bid farewell to the Champion moguls run, finishing second at the Visa Freestyle International. Dylan Walczyk was second in men's moguls.
Veteran K.C. Oakley skied a powerful run to win her first World Cup. Patrick Deneen was third for the men.
Hannah Kearney kicked of 2015 with her first World Cup win of the season in Calgary, Alberta.
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Rookie of the Year K.C. Oakley stood atop her second podium of the weekend when she won dual moguls.
Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT), K.C. Oakley (Piedmont, CA), and Jonathan Lillis (Rochester, NY) were voted FIS Freestyle World Cup Rookies of the Year.
Stratton Hosts U.S. Freestyle Champs
Watch as Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney looks to extend her record FIS Freestyle World Cup win streak to 13 Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Visa Freestyle International hosted by Deer Valley Resort.
Olympic champion Hannah Kearney extended her World Cup win streak to 12
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The cousin of Alpine Meadows Freestyle Team founder, Clay Beck, K.C. Oakley stuck with the family tradition. She joined the Alpine Meadows team at 13 and made the three-hour commute to Tahoe from Piedmont, CA every weekend all winter. At 17, she narrowed her focus to just moguls and began competing in NorAm events. At the end of the 2011 season, she captured her first two NorAm wins, the overall NorAm title and a silver medal at U.S. Championships, earning her invite to the U.S. Ski Team.
Oakley took advantage of the resources provide by the U.S. Ski Team and has scored 13 World Cup top-10 results since being named to the Team. Oakley finished the 2013 season with yet another U.S. Championship podium at Heavenly Mountain.
Winter 2014 was a recovery season for Oakley, who was battling injuries in both shins but still managed a top-ten finish at one of the circuit’s most difficult courses, Deer Valley.
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