As the World Cup season gets underway and roster spots for the Winter Games begin filling up, the U.S. Freestyle Moguls Team named their squad leading into the 2014 World Cup season, according to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), which is the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding and is the the parent organization of the U.S. Ski Team.
Led by 2010 Olympic gold medalist, Hannah Kearney, the moguls team was selected for the 2014 season, in time for the FIS Freestyle World Cup season opener in Ruka, Finland in December. The team was announced on Saturday, November 23 at Pagosa Springs Spa and Resort in Colorado during the team's final preseason camp at the Wolf Creek Ski Area.
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Other notable members on the team include 2010 Olympian Patrick Deneen, three-time 2013 World Cup champion, Heather McPhie, 2010 bronze medalist Bryan Wilson and younger brother Bradley WIlson, and Eliza Outrimm.
In a press release, McPhie said she's "thrilled to be a part of such a strong U.S. Freestyle Mogul team! It's an honor to be named to the team again and to have the opportunity to represent my country heading into the 2014 competiton season. Our team dynamic is great, and we are pushing each other every day to do the best we can!"
Member of this team will also be competing to make the U.S. Olympic team. The five upcoming Olympic qualifying events for the U.S. moguls team are:
December 14 - Ruka, Finland
January 4 - Calgary, Canada
January 9-11 - Deer Valley, Utah
January 15-18 - Lake Placid, N.Y.
January 19 - Val St. Come, Canada
The final Olympic team will be named in late January.