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Shelley Osterloh Reporting Last night Deer Valley hosted the Dual Moguls World Cup, and once again team USA showed it can do bumps and jumps with the best.
It takes strength, style and speed to win in the head to head battle of dual moguls. A dozen American skiers won their match-ups to qualify for finals. But this is a elimination event, so Jeremy Bloom, had to win five matches, one after the other, to make it to the podium -- sometimes eliminating his own teammates and friends. But the former University of Colorado receiver who gave up football to focus on the Olympics did it, winning his second world Cup in three days.
Jeremy Bloom: “You know the course changes every week, it’s not like a football field where you come here, the same stands. The moguls are different, the jumps are different, but the crowd is in full effect tonight and they helped me out a lot tonight, so thanks to them.”
In the women's event American Hannah Kearney was up against Canadian Jennifer Heil, the duals points leader. It was a tight race until the second kicker when Kearney took a nasty fall on a back flip. She slid down the hill lifelessly before catching her breath.
Hannah Kearney, Second Place in Dual Moguls: "A lot of things were the problem. I was going too fast, my feet were too far out in front of me. I saw her go off the jump and I knew I had to go big and right then I forgot what I was doing, oh. The rest is history.”
It is Kearney's first time on the podium in Duals, but she also placed third on Thursday in the Individual Moguls. Canadian Jennifer Heil took first.
Jennifer Heil, Canadian Winner Dual Moguls: “There’s so many great competitors out here. I just had to push it every time.”
It’s been a terrific week for American Freestyle skiers, especially men, winning all three events. Bloom won both Moguls and Dual Moguls and Ryan St. Onge won the Aerials Friday Night.