Discoe Wins Nationals at Squaw (WITH VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)
SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. - Telluride Freestyle Team product Joe Discoe won U.S. Nationals today at Squaw Valley, beating out fellow U.S. Team mates Jeremy Cota in 2nd and Michael Morse, who competed at this year's Olympics, in 3rd.
The win just about wraps up Discoe's recent torrid streak to close out the year. He finished a career-best 11th overall at the final World Cup event of the season in Sierra Nevada, Spain last week. And before that he placed 14th in singles and 8th overall in duals at World Cup events in Are, Sweden.
Wade Parkinson charged out of the gate in finals after qualifying 16th, just making the cut. His second run held down the top spot through almost half of finals. He finished 6th overall. Zak Watkins qualified 15th, and had a ripping run going in finals before blowing out in the middle section.
Lindsey Cannon qualified 10th and finished 10th after finals. Keaton McCargo stumbled out of the gate during her qualifying runs, and missed the cut in her first Nationals appearance. Lane Stoltzner also failed to make finals.
The team will have a day of training tomorrow before duals on Sunday. Halfpipe and aerials go down tomorrow.
WATCH these videos of the middle sections of the Telluride skiers' runs:
Find complete results at urtur.com, including videos of the top 5 runs on both the men's and women's side.
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