U.S. Freeski Claims Top Spots on Podiums Following Swiss World Cup

U.S. Freestyle Team Stands Strong Despite Unforeseen Challenges in Historic Winter Season

The U.S. Freestyle team had a standout season, achieving a U.S. podium sweep in the Freeski Nations Cup and winning several Crystal Globes for various events. However, high winds forced the cancellation of the slopestyle finals on Sunday, leaving some athletes disappointed but still optimistic about their performances.

Despite this setback, trans athlete Jay Riccomini from Park City placed third on the women’s slopestyle podium based on Friday’s qualification results. Riccomini had an impressive season, finishing third overall in the women’s standings with podium finishes in Switzerland, Colorado, and the Swiss World Cup.

On the men’s side, Team USA dominated the slopestyle podium with Alex Ferreira claiming first place, followed closely by Alex Hall and Mac Forehand, both from Park City. U.S. Ski and Snowboard CEO Sophie Goldsmith praised Ferreira for his historic season in halfpipe and unbeaten record throughout it all. Hall also achieved success by winning a Crystal Globe for big air competition and finishing second in the men’s overall park and pipe World Cup standings.

Overall, despite some setbacks like canceled competitions or unexpected challenges that came their way during this winter season, members of the U.S Freestyle team had a remarkable year with many podium finishes and outstanding performances that solidified their position as one of the strongest freestyle teams in skiing and snowboarding world stage

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