Basile first, Hernandez fourth in Bumps and Jumps |

Basile first, Hernandez fourth in Bumps and Jumps

STEAMBOAT, Colo. (Dec. 15) – The 2001 Bumps & Jumps competition season kicked off today as some of the worlds best freestyle skiers competed in dual moguls. American and C Team member Tony Basile (Olympic Valley, Calif.) won the competition defeating aerialist Jerry Grossi (Park City, Ut.) for first place and won a cash prize of $6,500. High school state football champion and U.S. mogul skier Jeremy Bloom (Loveland, Colo.) came in third.

The show will air on Sun., Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m. EST on CBS.

The qualification round started in the morning with a snowy sky but the sun came out in time for the final round consisting of the top 16 skiers. Jerry Grossi started the first round of the finals against Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley (Tiburon, Calif.) and made it through the heat to finally ski against Basile.

“I couldn’t believe I made it to the second round I didn’t think I would make it to finals it’s nice to know that I can compete in duals with this high caliber of skiers these guys are the best,” said Grossi. “Hopefully, I can repeat this or do better tomorrow,” he added.

Bumps & Jumps is in its seventh year as a series of three independent competitions that are sanctioned by USSA and FIS. After Steamboat, the series will pick up in Lake Placid, NY (Feb. 17-18) and Heavenly, Calif. (March 2-3). It has a purse of over $150,000. Papa John’s Pizza is the title sponsor.

Competition continues on Sat., Dec. 16 with the aerials event.


Steamboat, CO – Dec. 15

Dual Moguls


1. Tony Basile, Olympic Valley, Calif.

2. Jerry Grossi, Park City, Utah

3. Jeremy Bloom, Loveland, Colo.

4. Chris Hernandez, So. Lake Tahoe, Calif.

5. Ean Smith, Steamboat Springs, Colo.

6. Brady Johnson, Littleton, Colo.

7. David Babic, Barre, Vt.

8. Travis Mayer, Steamboat Springs, Colo.

9. Jonny Moseley, Tiburon, Calif.

10. Dominic Arsenault, Norton, Va.

11. Fred Mooney, Winter Park, Colo.

12. John Smart, Canada

13. Orion Helms, Telluride, Colo.

14. Mark Kendrick, Tahoe City, Calif.

15. Nate Schirman, Tahoe City, Calif.

16. Andy Musser, Breckenridge, Colo.

Pack Third at Bumps & Jumps

STEAMBOAT, Colo. (Dec. 16) – ’98 Olympic bronze medalists Dmitri Dashinski (Belarus) landed in first place today at the aerial competition for the 2001 Papa John’s Bumps & Jumps competition at Steamboat Ski Area. Steve Omischl (Canada) was second and American Joe Pack (Park City, UT) was third.

The show will air on Sun., Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m. EST on CBS.

Pack landed two types of quad twisting triple back summersaults for the first time in competition. His first jump of the day was a full double full full and his second a double full full full. The second of the two jumps is more difficult as a double twisting summersault is completed at the beginning off the kicker. Pack joins a select group of athletes capable of landing quad maneuvers.

“It was a really tricky day as it was going back and forth with headwind and then no wind,” said head U.S. aerial coach Matt Christensen. “It was a roll of the dice.”

The Bumps & Jumps series will pick up in Lake Placid, NY (Feb. 17-18) and Heavenly, Calif. (March 2-3). It has a purse of over $150,000.


Steamboat, CO – Dec. 16



1. Dmitri Dashinski, Belarus

2. Steve Omischl, Canada

3. Joe Pack, Park City, UT

4. Eric Bergoust, Missoula, MT

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