From FIS and USSKI reports
ALMATY, Kazakhstan – Butte freestyle moguls skier Brad Wilson captured ninth and 13th places in the World Cup championships held earlier this week.
The regular moguls event saw Wilson placed 13th overall and was second among United States entrants. The winner was living legend Mikael Kingsbury of Canada with Benjamin Cavet of France placing second and Pavel Kolmakov of host Kazakhstan in third place.
Wilson U.S. teammate Dylan Walczyk was 10th to lead his countrymen.
Perrine Laffont of France won the women’s moguls while Yuliya Galysheva of Kazakhastan placed second and Anastasila Smirnova of Russia finished in third place. Team USA was paced by 17-year-old Kai Owens in sixth place. Jaelin Kauf was eighth.
Wilson gained the ninth-place finish in men’s dual moguls, which was also won by Kingsbury. Matt Graham of Australia was the runner-up and Ikuma Horishima of Japan placed third. Wilson was the United States leader in the event, placing one spot ahead of teammate Nick Page.
Smirnova won the women’s duals with fellow Russian Viktoriia Lazarenko placing second and Anastassiya Gorodko of Kazakhstan third. The U.S. leaders were Tess Johnson, placing eighth, and Hannah Soar, ninth.
Wilson competed in both the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics and is looking toward being a contender again in 2022. He graduated from Butte Central in 2011. His older brother, Bryon, coaches in the Team USA Olympic development program after a successful World Cup freestyle moguls career that was highlighted by earning the Bronze Medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He graduated from Butte High in 2006.
— Compiled by Bruce Sayler for buttesports.com
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