Butte brothers post finishes in Calgary ski meet

From usskiteam.com
CALGARY – World Cup Champion Hannah Kearney of Norwich, Vt., earned a women’s second-place finish on a steep and icy Calgary moguls course Saturday, while Patrick Deneen of Cle Elum, Wash., took third, his first World Cup podium of the Olympic freestyle skiing season.
On Saturday Kearney also became the first U.S. athlete to achieve two top-three finishes required for Olympic qualification. Athletes will be gunning for podium spots harder than ever at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Jan. 9-11.
The Calgary cup event also saw Bryon Wilson and Brad Wilson, brothers from Butte, Mont., place 20th and 21st, respectively, in the men’s moguls. The placings put them fifth and sixth among U.S. men entered in the meet.
Sho Kashima of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., earned a fifth-place finish in the men’s competition, proving his mental strength after he injured his knee last season on the same run.
Heather McPhie of Bozeman earned a sixth-place finish in the women’s event.
Canadians Mikael Kingsbury and Justine Dufour-Lapointe won the men’s and women’s events. Kearney and Dufour-Lapointe are tied in FIS points and will both wear the yellow bib at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley.
Single-digit temperatures and course conditions were a factor for all the athletes, preventing most from skiing confidently on the slick, icy snow.



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