First World Cup Win For Lemley; Page Podiums Again
Elizabeth Lemley’s first FIS Freestyle World Cup podium was a win in Idre Fjall, Sweden, taking first place in dual moguls. Nick Page, who won Saturday’s individual moguls World Cup, podiumed again in third place. Cole McDonald was just off the podium in fourth place.
16-year-old Lemley had been right on the cusp of the podium over the last year, with four top-five finishes, including in Saturday’s individual moguls World Cup. She carried her momentum from Saturday and was confident in her cork 7 Japan and was clean on all of her exists. “She kept throwing good punches and ended up on top of the podium!” said Head Moguls Coach Bryon Wilson. “Liz’s consistency was impressive and it was a great day.”
Lemley beat Anri Kawamura of Japan in the final dual moguls race. Perrine Laffont of France was third. Jaelin Kauf made it to the quarterfinals and finished sixth. Olivia Giaccio was ninth, Tess Johnson 11th, Hannah Soar 12th, Alli Macuga 13th and Kasey Hogg 18th.
Page and McDonald faced each other in the small final and the two men went all-out for the podium. Page edged out Cole in their first World Cup dual against each other, to score his second podium of the weekend and his first career dual moguls podium.
“Today was really fun—it felt great to back up yesterday’s win with another strong result on the podium,” said Page. “There’s something really special about competing in Sweden. From my first World Cup podium back in 2020, to my first win yesterday, and now my first dual moguls podium—I love it here. The energy, the kindness of the people here, and the great event they put on makes it high up on my list to come to every year.”
Mikael Kingsbury of Canada won the competition, besting Filip Gravenfors of Sweden in the final race, who was second. On the U.S. side, Dylan Walczyk qualified for the quarterfinals and finished seventh, Landon Wendler was 12th, Ian Beauregard 13th and Charlie Mickel 21st.
The U.S. Moguls Ski Team next heads to Alpe d’Huez, France for a moguls and dual moguls World Cup weekend before heading home for a holiday break.