Bryon Wilson outperforms NorAm field

A persistent Butte skier stubbornly, athletically and gracefully moved forward on Saturday with an important victory in freestyle skiing, men’s moguls event.
Bryon Wilson ascended to the top of the podium at the NorAm (North American) Cup Finals held in Vail, Colo.
Wilson was the Bronze Medalist at the 2010 Winter Olympics in men’s moguls, but was left off the 2014 team despite coming back from a serious knee surgery to contend again for championships on the World Cup premiere international circuit.
The 2014 Winter Games are currently underway in Sochi, Russia. Wilson’s younger brother, Brad, also a world contender, was one of two Americans entered in men’s moguls at the Olympics. Brad Wilson slipped and suffered a minor spill while nearly landing a spectacular aerial trick during his Olympic semifinal run and did not move on to the medal round. Fewer spots were open to United States freestyle team members this year due to an increase in events without expanding the rosters to coincide.
Though Bryon Wilson had hoped to be selected for the Sochi Games, he did not wallow in disappointment. He instead returned to training and set his sights on the NorAm Cup.
He scored 25.82 points to win the meet. Second place went to U.S. Ski Teammate Dylan Walscyk with a score of 25.37. Kerrian Chuniad of Canada was third with a 25.22.
Rounding out the top six were Nicholas Keating of the United States, 25.20; Takuya Yamaguchi, Japan, 25.11; and Ryan Dyer, United States, 25.33.
Bryon Wilson is part of a Team USA contingent that will leave Sunday for Japan to compete in a World Cup meet as the season resumes later this week.



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