WINTER PARK – Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club mogul team members had a great start to the season in Winter Park last weekend, said TSSC freestyle program director and head coach Caleb Martin.
Telluride’s luminous bumpsters faced off against the best skiers in the nation for a shot at a spot on the U.S. Ski Team as well as World Cup starts at the Winter Park-hosted U.S. Selection Events. Jimmy Discoe rocketed to the top of the charts during the two-event competition, taking second and fourth place in the single moguls to earn World Cup starts coming up in January. Teammate Zak Watkins finished sixth on day one, reemerging in day two competition to clobber the field with a spectacular run that earned him first place honors; Martin said Watkins was just one place point from making the U.S. Team.
Joe Discoe placed 11th and 3rd, Lindsey Cannon took 12th and 10th, Keaton McCargo was 25th and 20th, and Wade Parkinson crashed the first day and finished 17th the second day.
“It was extremely exciting the second day of competition as Telluride almost swept the men’s podium, with Zak first, Joe third, and Jimmy fourth,” Martin said.
Watkins kept his momentum going by winning the dual event on Saturday while Lindsey cannon finished seventh.
The Universal Sports Channel is covering all Olympic sports this winter preceding the Olympics. All World Cup Freestyle events will be aired, including the Gold Cup Olympic Qualifier, which took place on Dec. 23rd, in Steamboat Springs where the Discoe brothers competed.
Go to universalsports.com for more information on times.