Alli Macuga bumps into 3rd place in dual moguls world cup in France

ALPE D’HUEZ, France — The Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team women’s moguls athletes once again showed their speed and strength in today’s dual moguls event, landing Alli Macuga representing Park City Ski and Snowboard on the podium in  third, earning a new personal best. 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado’s Olivia Giaccio stood on the same podium in the second place position.

It was another bluebird day in Alpe d’Huez, France, and emotions were high across the board. 

Macuga’s third place, was her first career World Cup podium. Those there report that she smiled ear to ear from the moment she finished her last run till she stepped off the podium.

“I can barely put into words how much I’ve worked for this; ever since I knew mogul skiing was a thing, I’ve looked forward to the day I would get my first podium,” Macuga said to the U.S. Ski Team. “I am beyond happy with my performance and such fun duals today! I am so grateful for my family always cheering me on and pushing me to get there and my coaches for guiding me; finally, my teammates/best friends cheered me on and pushed me to do my best!”

Just off the stacked podium were USA’s Tess Johnson who finished in fourth, followed by teammates Elizabeth Lemley in fifth and Hannah Soar in sixth. 

Park City’s Nick Page led the pack for the U.S. men, finishing in 13th, and Cole McDonald, also from Park City came in 24th.

The team is headed to Bakuriani, Georgia, for another set of moguls and dual moguls events Dec. 22-23.

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