Shelley Osterloh Reporting US Moguls skiers finished up their season today at Park City at the US Championships. The Park City man who won World Championships last weekend added two more championship titles to his name this week.
Dual Moguls is a head to head competition -- two skiers side by side. The one who is best at speed, style, and jumps moves on to the next elimination round. It appeared many skiers on the blue course has some extra challenges.
It is grueling event with the winner surviving five runs down the mogul field. And that's just what Park City native Nate Roberts managed to do. In the last round, Roberts beat Travis Cabral, the defending champion from last year. Roberts is the current World Champion and won the US Single Moguls title a couple of days ago.
Nate Roberts, US Dual Moguls Champion: "I'm getting more comfortable every time I get in the gate. Just feeling more natural as it goes and that's what you want to do, especially going into the big show in February in Torino.”
Travis Cabral, Second Place: “The blue course is definitely challenging today. The landing pad is a little bit shorter than the other course and unfortunately for me, I like going big, and landing inside that first mogul didn’t help. It was a fun day. Nate is an awesome skier and I’m really proud of him.”
US Championships are also a time for some younger skiers to impress the coaches. Fifteen-year old Jimmy Discoe of Telluride finished third.
Jimmy Discoe: “I’m excited, pumped up, skiing with these bigger guys. It was sweet.”
In the Women's event Shelly Robertson won her second consecutive US Duals title. She defeated former World Cup Duals champion Michelle Roark.
Shelly Robertson, US Dual Moguls Champion: "It was so great to come back again this year and redeem myself, and I had kind of rough year this year so it’s good to end a great note."
In third was Park City's Jill Vogtli.
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