Freestyle moguls: Schwinghamer earns top overall score in moguls

Penticton skier takes gold in senior women's moguls at Hemlock

  • Feb. 21, 2014 12:00 p.m.
Ava Durham of Squamish competes in the moguls at Hemlock on Friday.

Ava Durham of Squamish competes in the moguls at Hemlock on Friday.

Jessica Peters

Black Press

The freestyle moguls wrapped up at Hemlock on Friday afternoon with a medals ceremony in the snow.

Mack Schwinghamer from Penticton won gold in senior women’s moguls, with a score of 19.22. She also earned the top score of the day in that event. Kassidy Todd  took home silver in the same category, with a score of 17.57. Hannah Benischek earned bronze with a score of 14.99

In the junior women’s moguls, Mei Pond of Vancouver won gold with 16.32. Anna Spence earned 14.82 for her efforts and Madison Parker came close with 14.45 for her bronze medal.

In the senior men’s moguls, Koleton Phipps earned a gold medal with 18.25. Todd Heard earned silver with 17.70 and Jakob Marchi brought home the bronze, with 15.71.

The junior men’s moguls were all smiles as they stepped onto the podium. Brayden Kuroda earned a gold medal with 18.69 points. Chase Ujejski found himself with silver after earning 16.73 points, and Seth McGregor finished it up with a bronze medal, earning 12.28.

The mogul event requires five judges. They are looking for air time (25%), speed (25%) and turns (50%).

The BC Freestyle skiers trained in their off times on Friday, for Saturday’s slopestyle event. Like moguls, final scores are tallied following two runs throughout the day.