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Whistler freestyle skier Jessica Linton wins Nor-Am bronze

Fellow Freestyle Whistler athletes Maya Mikkelsen and Sam Cordell placed fifth

Freestyle Whistler athletes are continuing to roll after a successful Canada Winter Games.

Jessica Linton won single moguls bronze on March 9 during Nor-Am circuit competition in Stratton, Vt. The 21-year-old threw down a 78.92-point effort, which placed her just behind Americans Alli Macuga (80.39) and Kasey Hogg (79.24). 

Fellow Canadians Ashley Koehler (78.11) and Maya Mikkelsen (76.77) ended up fourth and fifth respectively. Mikkelsen, from Whistler, won gold in aerials and silver in moguls a few weeks ago in P.E.I as Koehler prevailed in the same moguls event. 

"Jessica and Ashley have had good runs all year and it continued this time," said Canadian freestyle coach Philippe Marquis in a press release. "This is Jessica's first medal in singles after two fourth-place finishes this year. All season, she's been focusing on technical goals rather than results, and it's paid off in the long run." 

On the men's side, Whistlerite Sam Cordell finished fifth after his 77.76-point effort. Another Canadian, Daniel Tanner of Calgary, Alta., wrapped up his individual moguls season with gold (82.45) to best Jackson Crockett (82.23) and Landon Wendler (80.79) of Team USA. 

The super final between Tanner and Crockett was a tightly-contested duel, but the Calgarian finally emerged on top to earn his first gold medal. Tanner already owns a silver and two bronze medals from Nor-Am contests earlier this winter.

"Daniel was on the upswing throughout the day, he put down his best runs in both finals," said Marquis. "This is his first Nor-Am singles win, so it was a big moment. I'm really happy that it's finally happening for him." 

Next up, the World Junior Championships take place from March 21 to 25 in Valmalenco, Italy.