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101 World Cup starts, 56 Podiums and win number 39 for Hannah Kearney came Saturday night at the Visa FIS Freestyle
World Cup at Deer Valley.
“She is such an example of hard work, dedication and passion for her sport,” said Tom Kelly, Vice President Communications of USSA. “No stage is to big for her. She continues so be the same consistent skier, no matter if it is the final heat or the qualifying run.”
After winning Thursday night’s mogul competition, Kearney once again was the fastest qualifier going into the super final.
“To stay at the top, I have to compete at the highest level even in the qualifying heats,” said Kearney. “To get another win here in Deer Valley, to ski my best again for the huge crowd cheering me on from the bottom of the hill, I am just so ecstatic.”
For winning both events, Kearney was awarded with the Deer Valley Champions Cup.
“I love coming here to Deer Valley,” said Kearney. “I have had so much success here and to be able to come to this resort, to be carried to another level by the loud cheers from the home country crowd, it is such a honor and a blessing to be where I am.”
On the men’s side of the competition USA mogul skiers Pat Deneen and Sho Kashima made it into the final six Super Final.
“I am so pleased with the way Pat and I skied tonight,” said Kashima. “To be in the Super Final and competing with the best skiers for the past few years, allows us to have the confidence and momentum going into Sochi.”