Dual Moguls, March 28
The championships closed on Sunday with hometown girl
Shelly Robertson and newcomer Jeremy Cota taking the
dual moguls national titles. The win was especially sweet
for Robertson, who had missed the cut for the highly-com-
petitive, four-woman Olympic squad.
“This is so awesome being at Squaw in front of all my friends and fam-
ily,” said Robertson, who earned her fourth national title and graduated
from the University of Nevada last year with a degree in teaching. “I’m so
excited to win today. This is where it all started for me on this run right
here when I was 15. It feels good to finish on this run on top.”
With the exception of the winner, the women’s podium looked just as it
did two days earlier with Outtrim in second and McPhie in third again.
“It’s incredible; I’ve probably had my best three results I’ve ever had in
the last week and a half,” said Outtrim. “They’re my first podiums at U.S.
champs and to get two seconds is pretty sweet. It feels so good and it’s so
motivating. I can’t wait to get back and start training again this summer.”
In his fourth trip to the national championships, the 21-year-old Cota
grabbed his first title ahead of singles winner Discoe in second and fellow
Carrabassett Valley Academy product Dave DiGravio, who finished third
for his first nationals podium.
“This is my first time winning a national title and I’m definitely psyched,”
Cota said. “There’s a lot of incredible skiers in this event and for me to win
I had to do my very best, and I was happy to be able to do that.”
Cota’s season, his first on the World Cup, saw him pulling in three top-
Telluride Ski Club’s Zak Watkins was just off the podium in fourth at his
third championships. Wasatch Freestyle Foundation’s Bradley Wilson, 17,
Jen Hudak and Tucker Perkins took home the halfpipe titles. It was
Hudak’s third national title and Perkin’s first. (For more images from the
event, visit cherylhogan.com.)
Matt DePeters spots his
landing in Squaw Valley.
Emily Cook and Matt DePeters
enjoy the Squaw Valley sun.