Six in a row! Bloom ties World Cup moguls record |

Six in a row! Bloom ties World Cup moguls record

AP Photo U.S. skier Jeremy Bloom keeps his eyes on the course during the moguls competition at the Freestyle World Cup in Sauze D'oulx, Italy, Friday.

SAUZE D’OULX, Italy – World Cup champion Jeremy Bloom (Loveland) made it a record-tying six consecutive moguls victories Friday night, edging teammate and Olympic medalist Travis Mayer (Steamboat Springs) on the 2006 Olympic moguls course as U.S. men filled three of the top five places.

Bloom, who clinched his second World Cup moguls title earlier this month, received 27.02 points for his final run, which included a 720 with cross and an off-axis D-spin. Mayer finished with 26.61 points on his off-axis D-spin and basic 720. Vail’s Toby Dawson made it three Americans in the top five, finishing fifth (25.60). Bloom tied former Russian moguls skier Sergei Shupletsov, who won the last event of the 1994 season and the first five moguls competitions of the 1995 season. Newly inducted U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame member Donna Weinbrecht won six or more in a row three times, including eight straight in the 1991 season; overall, Weinbrecht won 46 World Cup contests en route to five World Cup titles.

In addition to America’s top three, Travis Cabral (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) was ninth and Nate Roberts (Park City, Utah) took 12th. With one World Cup moguls contest remaining before World Championships March 17-20 in Ruka, Finland, Bloom has 740 points to 444 for second-place Roberts. Mayer is fourth, Cabral fifth and Dawson seventh.

U.S. coach Scott Rawles, who lives in Breckenridge, said: “Jeremy’s just a machine out there … This is the first season Jeremy’s focused fully on skiing and where in football you have a game each weekend, once we got into the flow of the season starting in January, that’s when Jeremy got into his flow, too.”Defending Olympic and world champion Kari Traa of Norway won the women’s event with 25.86 points to 25.14 for Canadian Stephanie St. Pierre. Top U.S. skiers were Jillian Vogtli (Ellicotville, N.Y.) in eighth and Michelle Roark (Denver) in ninth.

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