Westerlund nabs second in World Cup moguls event | SummitDaily.com

Westerlund nabs second in World Cup moguls event

Daily News staff report

MONT TREMBLANT, Quebec – Canadians Marc-Andre Moreau and Stephanie St. Pierre won World Cup moguls events Saturday at Mont Tremblant while U.S. skiers landed two podiums in near-zero cold.

Luke Westerlund of Breckenridge was second in the men’s event, while defending World Cup champ Shannon Bahrke was third in the women’s contest as 10 U.S. men and women made finals.

“I just didn’t think about the cold,” Westerlund said. “You could take three runs but then you had to go in to get warm.”

Toby Dawson of Vail was third with defending world Cup men’s champion Travis Cabral in fifth.

Ryan Riley of Steamboat Springs finished 10th with Jeremy Bloom in 12th.

Westerlund was looking to forget about his frustrating results in Europe before Christmas.

“I did a Hucklebuck up-top (off-axis, rotation) and it was a shot to the bottom,” he said, explaining that he landed on the next mogul at the top and took off before slowing to throw a Cossack, heli-cross (skis up high, then rotation with the skis in -position) off the bottom jump.

The World Cup weekend concludes today with aerials before everyone heads to the Nature Valley Freestyle Cup Jan. 16-18 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

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