Alumni Troy Murphy to Compete in Finland World Cup Opener

December 12, 2014
Photo credit: Troy Murphy via Jussi Vaatainen.

Photo credit: Troy Murphy via Jussi Vaatainen.

Bethel, Maine – Alumni and U.S Freestyle Skier Troy Murphy will kick off his 2015 season tomorrow at the World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland. Troy will represent the U.S. Freestyle Team B Team alongside five other members from around the U.S.

According to my.ussa.org‘s Amanda Revman, “Headlining the U.S. Ski Team north of the Arctic Circle are Heather McPhie and Pat Deneen. Last season the U.S. took three of six podium spots with Hannah Kearney in first, and Eliza Outtrim and Sho Kashima in second. Olympic champion, Kearney will sit this one out, while she continues her speedy recovery from a crash in early October. Kearney will compete Jan. 19 at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, NY. The event kicks off a series of World Cups abroad before the team returns to the U.S.”

Also according to USSA:

  • The first FIS Freestyle World Cup of the season will kick off tomorrow in Ruka, Finland with dual moguls.
  • Ruka marks a series of World Cups abroad before the tour returns to the U.S. for the Jan. 19-21 USANA U.S. Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, NY.
  • Following the USANA U.S. Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, NY, the World Cup moves to Deer Valley, UT for the Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 Visa Freestyle International.
  • The U.S. Freestyle Team will be announced in a release later this month.

And, don’t forget, Troy Murphy will be home in the Bethel, Maine area just after the holidays. His annual fundraiser will take place on Saturday, December 27. Join him for a super fun evening–all proceeds going directly to his 2014-2015 World Cup season!

To purchase tickets, contribute to the cause, or get more info, please visit: www.murphy.bpt.me. The event starts at 5:30pm at the Paul Kailey Competition Center, located at SundayRiver Resort. Get your tickets for dinner, live & silent auctions, and lots of fun and good people!

Good luck Troy!

 

 

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