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Bethel's Troy Murphy vying for Olympic spot

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:49 am

Bethel native wins men’s US moguls skiing championship

Troy Murphy of Bethel, one of the emerging faces on the world’s mogul skiing scene, has earned his first overall U.S. championship in the event. The 22-year-old Gould Academy graduate, who last year was named the International Ski Federation’s rookie of the year after two top-five finishes in World Cup …

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Re: Bethel native wins men’s US moguls skiing championship

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:56 am

Murphy signals rising status with U.S. moguls title
Troy Murphy of Bethel, fresh off his first national championship, looks like a top contender for the 2018 Olympic team.

Troy Murphy was oh-so close to making the U.S. moguls ski team for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the last man out when the team was selected. Since then he’s taken some big steps to make sure that doesn’t happen again. Murphy, 22, of Bethel, recently won the U.S. moguls championship at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with a score of 93.95. “The maximum score is 100 points,” said Matt Gnoza, the U.S. moguls coach. “And he skied a 93-point run, which is unheard of. I think he changed the face of U.S. freestyle and moguls.” Murphy, a 2010 graduate of Gould Academy, doesn’t know about that. But the championship certainly put an exclamation point on a season in which he made big strides...

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Re: Troy Murphy: Bethel wins men’s US moguls skiing champion

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:36 am

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Bethel's Troy Murphy vying for Olympic spot

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:37 am

Bethel's Troy Murphy vying for Olympic spot

...It was that very love of flying through the air that brought Murphy to the attention of Jeffery Yingling, the head coach at Gould Academy in Bethel when Murphy was in middle school.

“My parents were both skiers, but not very avid skiers I would say,” Murphy said. “I actually got into it because as a kid growing up, we were actually really into motocross riding, like, dirt bikes.”

Motocross similarly involves launching into the air during runs.

“We were riding the track we had behind my grandfather’s house one day, and the head ski coach from Gould Academy saw me riding and suggested that I try moguls, that’s kinda how it happened,” Murphy said.

He decided to give it a try.

“I did the weekend program at Sunday River for a couple weekends and just got hooked; and the rest is history from there.”


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