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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:49 am

A mogul skier from Maine has made it one step closer to an Olympic medal. (Published Friday, Feb 9, 2018)

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 5:56 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

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Bethel's Troy Murphy vying for Olympic spot

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:37 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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Re: Bethel's Troy Murphy vying for Olympic spot

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:49 am

video: Bethel skier Troy Murphy ready to break onto the Olympic stage
The Gould Academy graduate is vying for a spot on the U.S. moguls team bound for PyeongChang, South Korea.

...Troy Murphy had two fifth-place finishes in World Cup events in the final days leading up to the team selection, but in the end was left off the team.

Now, with three weeks before the start of the 2018 Olympics, the Bethel native is ranked among the world’s top moguls skiers. And he’s determined to be one of the team members selected early next week to compete in PyeongChang, South Korea.

“I was so close last time,” said Murphy, 25, a 2010 graduate of Gould Academy. “And when you’re that close, it makes you realize how much you want to go. I realize how much hard work it takes to go and come home with a medal. It’s been my goal for four years now and it would be great to get there.”

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Troy Murphy of Bethel gets a spot on U.S. Olympic team

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:07 am

Mogul skier Troy Murphy of Bethel gets a spot on U.S. Olympic team
Murphy, 25, is the fourth Mainer to earn a berth in the Games next month in South Korea.

...Murphy, a 25-year-old native of Bethel, will be part of the U.S. men’s moguls team that will compete in South Korea, with Bradley Wilson of Butte, Montana; Casey Andringa of Boulder, Colorado; and Emerson Smith of Dover, Vermont. Wilson competed in Sochi, the others are first-time Olympians like Murphy.

“To be honest, it hasn’t sunk in yet,” he said from Utah, where he lives and trains. “There’s some relief now. I’m thinking of the bits and pieces of what’s going to be happening in the next couple of days.”

That means press obligations, getting fit for the Olympic gear and the start of a five-day training camp.

He becomes the fourth Mainer to make the U.S. Olympic team, joining biathletes Russell Currier of Stockholm and Clare Egan of Cape Elizabeth, and luger Emily Sweeney of Falmouth.

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Re: Bethel's Troy Murphy

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:52 am

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ICYMI: Last night @newscentermaine & @NBC10Boston aired a segment about @troymurph '10 qualifying for the Mogul Skiing Finals. They were at the Kailey Competition Center at @sundayriver and on-campus talking to athletes, coaches, & faculty. Watch it now>
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Re: Bethel's Troy Murphy Qualifies Mogul Skiing Finals 2/12

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:01 am

Maine Olympic hopefuls: Bethel’s Troy Murphy goes for medal early Monday
The moguls skier finished fourth in the qualifying round with his best score of the year.

Troy Murphy of Bethel will make his bid for an Olympic medal in moguls skiing early Monday morning.

Murphy finished fourth in the men’s moguls qualifying round on Thursday night to advance to the finals, which begins at 7 a.m. Monday.

Murphy, ranked 12th in the world entering the Olympics, advanced when he threw down his best run of the season in the qualifying round, earning a score of 80.95. Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury, ranked first, led qualifying with a score of 86.07.

Murphy, starting seventh, had a near-flawless run, punctuated by a “back full” – a back flip with a full twist – on his second jump. His time was 25.40 seconds.

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Re: Bethel's Troy Murphy Qualifies Mogul Skiing Finals 2/12

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:55 am

Troy Murphy fails to advance in men’s moguls

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The look on Troy Murphy’s face said it all.

As the Bethel, Maine, native awaited his scores in the moguls finish area at Phoenix Snow Park, his eyes conveyed that he knew the end of his 2018 Olympics run was imminent, that his fate wouldn’t turn out as he hoped in the first men’s final.

Murphy had put down his best run of the season in the first qualifier three days earlier, scoring a 80.95, which earned him an automatic position in the first final. But on a frigid night during which the temperature dropped to the low teens, Murphy could only offer a quick smile, almost a grimace, and a half-wave as the camera trained on his face. Murphy, who calls Sunday River his home mountain, needed better than a 77 to qualify for the second final. But his score flashed on the screen: 72.72. He finished in 25.36 seconds, tallying 14.56 points for time, 13.16 for air, and 45.00 for turns.

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Re: Bethel's Troy Murphy’s Olympics? ‘It’s been awesome’

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:55 am

Troy Murphy’s Olympics? ‘It’s been awesome’
The men's moguls competitor from Bethel failed to advance past the second round, but overall the experience has been memorable.

...“Oh it’s been awesome so far,” he said in a phone conversation from PyeongChang, South Korea. “Absolutely everything about it was worth it.”

Murphy, the 25-year-old Bethel native and 2010 Gould Academy graduate, finished 17th in the men’s moguls after having the fourth-best score in the qualifying round.

“You have some good days, some bad days,” he said. “That one (the first round of finals) just wasn’t my day … Just made a couple of mistakes and there’s no room for mistakes like that in this sport.”

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