At Sunday’s World Cup finals in Megeve, France, SSCV’s Casey Andringa was recognized for his strong performances this season with the FIS Rookie of the Year Award.
At the event, Emerson Smith, also an SSCV alumnus, posted his second top-10 result of the season with an eighth-place finish, while SSCV’s Tess Johnson was 16th.
Brad Wilson was the top-ranked U.S. man in the World Cup standings, finishing eighth. Mikael Kingsbury took home his seventh moguls World Cup title.
Andringa, who burst onto the World Cup scene in January, was awarded the Rookie of the Year award following a pair of top-10 World Cup finishes and a fifth-place finish at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Canada’s Valerie Gilbert took home the award for the women.
Jaelin Kauf closed out a strong season with a dual moguls win at Sunday’s World Cup finals in Megeve, France. It was Kauf’s third victory of the season, helping propel her to finish second in the overall World Cup standings.
Overall it was a strong season for the U.S. Ski Team moguls athletes, particularly on the women’s side where U.S. athletes landed nine of the 12 total podiums this season. Prep work will now begin for the 2018-19 season which features the 2019 FIS Freestyle, Freeski and Snowboard World Championships on home soil in Park City, Utah.