U.S. Freestyle tourney is set for Park City

Published: Thursday, March 10 2005 10:13 a.m. MST

The Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships, scheduled for March 24-26 at Bogus Basin in Boise, Idaho, have been relocated because of weather to Park City Mountain Resort and the Utah Olympic Park.

The championships will feature the best freestylers in the world. Among the top athletes expected to compete are 2005 World Cup moguls champion Jeremy Bloom, World Cup moguls winners Toby Dawson, Travis Mayer and Park City's Nate Roberts, as well as World Cup aerials leader Jeret "Speedy" Peterson and World Cup aerials winner Ryan St. Onge.

Park City Mountain Resort will start the three days of events beginning March 24 with the moguls competition on the Sampson run, located off the Pioneer chairlift. The aerials crew head to the Utah Olympic Park for competition March 25. The championships conclude March 26 at Park City Mountain Resort with dual moguls on Sampson.

Park City last hosted the U.S. Alpine Championships in 1999 and also held the 1999 U.S. Freestyle Championships. The Utah Olympic Park last played host to the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships in 2001 and also held the aerial events during the '99 U.S. Freestyle Championships.