Jeremy Bloom wins fourth straight World Cup Moguls event |

Jeremy Bloom wins fourth straight World Cup Moguls event

INAWASHIRO, Japan – World Cup leader Jeremy Bloom, of Loveland, won his fourth straight World Cup event Sunday, capturing a dual moguls contest as he defeated teammate Travis Cabral, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., with Nate Roberts, from Park City, Utah, fourth. Defending World Cup champion Jennifer Heil of Canada won the women’s contest with Hannah Kearney, of Norwich, Vt., fourth.Bloom, the reigning duals world champion from 2003 when the World Championships were held at Utah’s Deer Valley, held off Cabral in the last run of the day. Coincidentally, Bloom won the 2002 World Cup moguls title and Cabral succeeded him in 2003.Bloom, a former football star at the University of Colorado who focused fulltime on skiing through the preseason, began his run at Deer Valley a week ago when he won moguls and duals, then kept things rolling in this first stop on the annual Pacific Rim swing. He overpowered the field Saturday to win moguls to open the weekend.Heil defeated 1998 Olympic moguls champion Tae Satoya of Japan while 2002 Olympic moguls champ Kari Traa of Norway stopped Kearney. Duals is not an Olympic event.Moguls and duals are counted as part of the overall moguls standings. After nine of 12 contests, U.S. men fill four of the top five places – Bloom has 540 points to 382 for Roberts with Travis Mayer, of Steamboat Springs, in fourth place and Cabral in fifth. Heil has 606 points to 428 for Austrian Margaret Marbler with Kearney in fourth (381). The World Cup schedule heads next to Naeba, Japan, for a ski cross event Thursday and moguls Friday. The aerialists will be in Changchun, China, for a contest Saturday.

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