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Scotty Bahrke runner-up in aerials at U.S. Freestyle Championships

Sun Staff and Stratton Mountain report
Scotty Bahrke of Tahoe City, far right, stands on the podium with Dylan Ferguson and Michael Rossi after placing second in aerials at the U.S. Freestyle Championships at Stratton Mountain Resort, Vt., on Thursday.
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STRATTON MOUNTAIN, Vt. and#8212; Scotty Bahrke of Tahoe City kicked off the U.S. Freestyle Championships at Stratton Mountain Resort, Vt., on Thursday with a second-place finish in the aerials competition.

U.S. Ski Team members Dylan Ferguson and Emily Cook took first place under a mix of sunny skies and delicate flurries.

Ferguson won the menand#8217;s aerials competition with the dayand#8217;s highest score, 194.65. That was enough to edge Bahrke after the Tahoe City native and#8212; and brother of Olympic moguls skier Shannon Bahrke and#8212; received a score of 183.46. Michael Rossi took third with a score of 172.06.

In the womenand#8217;s competition, Cook secured first place with a combined score of 140.78. Teammate Ashley Caldwell (128.01) took second place after landing the highest-scoring run of the ladiesand#8217; finals with a 83.79. Rounding out the podium in third was Alexa Devereaux (125.50).

The Freestyle Championships, which were hosted by Squaw Valley the past two years, continue through the weekend with mogul competition on Friday, halfpipe on Saturday and dual moguls on Sunday.


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