WOMEN Hannah Kearney
INTERNATIONAL FREESTYLE SKIER OF THE YEAR
U.S. FREESTYLE SKIER OF THE YEAR
The added brain mass Hannah Kearney
gained by becoming a first-time college
student over the summer didn’t slow down
the Olympic gold medalist at all this season.
The Norwich, Vt., native lit the World Cup
moguls tour on fire this season, building
on the winning streak she started last year
and, with a total of 15 consecutive victories,
eclipsing alpine legend Ingemar Stenmark’s
record for the longest FIS World Cup win
streak in all disciplines.
“There was a little part of me that had the
fear that I wasn’t going to be able top last
season because that was so strong,” said
Kearney. “I’m happy to report that I believe I
have topped last season.”
Kearney won 11 of 13 World Cup contests
this season on her way to defending her
freestyle overall and overall moguls titles.