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Moseley, Fontaine bump and jump for Chevys

From Tribune Staff Reports

Can Jonny Moseley and Nicolas Fontaine hold off their peers and drive off with a Chevy Blazer? Don’t miss the series finale of the Chevy Trucks Bumps & Jumps Friday and Saturday at Heavenly Ski Resort.

Moseley, who won the men’s moguls gold medal at the Winter Olympics last year in Nagano, Japan, leads a talented bump field that also includes Evan Dybvig, Ryan Johnson, John Smart and Nelson Carmichael going into Friday’s final event.

Fontaine, last year’s overall Bumps & Jumps aerials champ, will try to repeat against the likes of reigning Olympic gold medalist Eric Bergoust, Matt Chojnacki and Kris “Fuzz” Feddersen. Overall winners receive a new Chevy Blazer.

Local bumpers feeling that urge to see if they still measure up with the best mogulists in the world can still register. Registration spans from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Heavenly California Lodge Freel Peak Room.

Moguls qualifying opens at 10 a.m. Friday, with the round of 16 commencing at 1 p.m. on Gunbarrel Run.

There are 10 aerialists entered for Saturday’s series finale. Finals begin at 1 p.m. adjacent to Gunbarrel Run.

Spectators can watch free of charge.

The Bumps and Jumps Tour is sanctioned by the Federation of International Skiing and the U.S. Ski Team. The series has already visited Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Lake Placid, N.Y.

Freestyle fans won’t have to wait long to see the two-day event on TV. Fox is planning to air the Heavenly event at 3 p.m. Sunday. The telecast will be hosted by Park Smalley, the former U.S. freestyle head coach; Peter Carruthers, Olympic silver medalist in figure skating; and two-time overall World Cup champion Trace Worthington.

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