Mogul competition this weekend
The top World Cup aerialists and pro mogulists will air it out and bump it up for $130,000 in overall tour prize money in the Sprint Bumps & Jumps on Friday and Saturday at Heavenly Ski Resort.
Following the first two stops of the tour in Steamboat and Breckenridge, Colo., two Canadians are atop the standings. The 1992 Canadian mational champion Christian Marcoux leads in the mogul competition and two-time Olympic medalist Lloyd Langlois leads in the aerial competition.
The Sprint Bumps & Jumps is a two-day event with the aerial competition kicking off “apres ski” on Friday at 4 p.m. At the California base of Heavenly, aerialists will launch more than 50 feet in the air off of the 12-foot jumps known as “kickers.” The mogul championships are set for noon Saturday.
Friday’s aerial event will feature top stars such as two-time world champion and 1988 and 1992 Olympic bronze medalist Lloyd Langlois of Canada, 1996 Sprint Bumps & Jumps defending aerials champion Kris “Fuzz” Feddersen and 1995 Bumps & Jumps winner at Heavenly Christian Rijavec of Austria.
On Saturday, top professional mogulists, including 1992 Olympic bronze medalist Nelson Carmichael, Olympic gold medalist Edgar Grospiron of France, 1996 defending Bumps & Jumps moguls champion Chuck Martin, five-time World Pro Mogul Tour champion Scott Kauf and 1994 pro mogul champion Cameron Boyle of Tahoe will race in a dual format down the 1,000-foot course on Gunbarrel run.
Other local mogul skiers expected to compete are Jeff Stowell, Jarrod Semmens, Jason Trobaugh and Jere Crawford.
Mogul competition registration begins today and continues Friday in Heavenly’s Freel Peak Room. Entry fee is $100.
The event is free to the public and all spectators are welcome.
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