Emerson Lawton and Connie Brogden led the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail freeskiing team to a string of podium finishes in the USASA national championships at Copper Mountain last week.

Lawton, 18, is a Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy class of 2018 graduate who competes in big air and slopestyle events. He won the slopestyle contest at nationals and finished second in the big air event.

Brogden, 17, is from Great Britain and made headlines earlier this year when she won the halfpipe event at the Freeski Junior World Championships in Switzerland. She won the big air event as USASA nationals and finished second in the halfpipe. …

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