Butte’s Wilson places 16th, 10th on Utah WC moguls

PARK CITY, Utah – Butte mogulist Brad Wilson posted a 16th– and a 10th-place finish in Deer Valley World Cup freestyle skiing events held Thursday and Friday on the Utah international competitive course.

Wilson, 28, took his 16th-place finish in moguls and was the United States’ third-highest finisher, reports from the meet said. The men’s moguls event was won by Canadian living legend Mikael Kingsbury, who returned to the slopes after missing the early part of the season because of injury. Benjamin Cavet of France placed second and Matt Graham of Australia was third. The United fStates effort was led by Dylan Walczyk, seventh place, and Jesse Andringa, 10th.

Women’s podium qualifiers were Perrine Laffont of France, first; Anri Karamura, Japan, second, and Kisara Sumiyoshi, Japan, third. Tess Johnson was the top U.S. contestant as she placed eighth.

In Friday’s dual moguls, Kingsbury beat Graham in the men’s championship race. Cavet bested Japan’s Kosuke Sugimoto for third place. Wilson placed 10th for Team USA’s best finish,

Women’s duals wound up as podium sweep for Team USA as Kai Owens won the event, outscoring runner-up Hannah Soar, with Johnson taking third place.

— compiled by Bruce Sayler for buttesports.com