Oakley's Jennifer Heil Wins World Cup Moguls


There were three winners at today’s (Jan. 14) moguls World Cup in Deer Valley, Utah. The Visa Freestyle International, held on the 2002 Olympic moguls and aerials hills, kicked off in record fashion as a tie resulted in Canadian Jennifer Heil (Oakley) and American Heather McPhie sharing the victory.

Heil, who won an Olympic gold medal in Torino gold, tallied her 24th career win, third consecutive World Cup and second in a row at Deer Valley on Thursday. Though she had never seen anyone share a podium spot in her 10 years on the circuit, she didn’t mind sharing the honors.

“In my 10 years, I’ve definitely never seen anybody share the podium, but Heather obviously had a fantastic run,” she said.

Heil, the World Cup overall leader, came into Deer Valley hot off of two wins in Calgary and now stands 129 points ahead of McPhie in second and Canadian Kristi Richards (18th today) in third. She is a favorite going into Vancouver.

Oakley’s Guilbaut Colas, who won in both of last year’s competitions at Deer Valley, finished second.

The moguls skiers will be back at it Saturday with another singles competition.


Tess Weaver


January 14, 2010