EAGLE COUNTY — The local moguls kids had a good weekend in Ruka, Finland.
We call them kids because Tess Johnson, 17, and Matt Leseur, 18, are, indeed, growing up as they take on the World Cup in the sport of freestyle moguls skiing.
Leseur is a West Vail resident and 2017 graduate of Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, where Johnson, of Edwards, is now a senior.
Leseur competes for Bermuda as he has dual citizenship with that nation and the U.S. You might call it a less competitive team than the U.S. freestyle squad, where Johnson was one of five Americans to make the top-16 finals round in Ruka. While only four women will be chosen for the Olympics from the U.S., Bermuda no doubt feels lucky to have a single athlete make the minimum criteria of a top 30 World Cup finish.