FIS Moguls ends season at Snowbird with Parkites on podiums
LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — Moguls officially closed their 2022-23 competitive season with the Snowbird FIS Open with moguls on Friday and dual moguls on Saturday. The events drew participation from the Stifel US Freestyle Ski Team, American club-level athletes and international competitors.
Snowbird’s freestyle history extends back to 1976 when the resort hosted the Professional Freestyle Association’s World Championships. Snowbird has hosted a regional freestyle event annually since 1981, 13 U.S. Freestyle Moguls Selections events, 12 Freestyle Moguls NorAms and three U.S. National Freestyle Moguls Junior Championships. The resort is also home to Wasatch Freestyle, which can trace its history back to 1988.
Elizabeth Lemley won Friday’s event, Park City’s Sami Worthington took second and Abby McLarnon (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) took third. Korea’s Daeyoon Jung won the men’s event, Dylan Marcellini took second and Ryan Tam (Olympic Valley Freestyle Team) skied to third.
On Saturday Lulu Shaffer (Park City Ski & Snowboard) dueled it out to beat the field and come in first for dual moguls, McLarnon took second and Worthington came in third. Marcellini beat Jung in the Big Final to come in first. Jung came in second and Jack Petrone (Killington Mountain School) came in third.
“I never really felt so much emotion before, it was just so rewarding to finally see all of my hard work through my rehab pay off,” said Worthington in a statement from US Ski and Snowboard, of her first competition back from injury, and as a Stifel U.S. Ski Team member. “These results will give me a lot of confidence and motivation going into the prep season. I know what I am capable of now.”
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