TSSC UPDATE
Discoe Takes Second in Duals (WITH VIDEO)
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Telluride teammates Wade Parkinson (close) and Zak Watkins (far) square off during their dual in the first round of Sunday's competition.
Telluride teammates Wade Parkinson (close) and Zak Watkins (far) square off during their dual in the first round of Sunday's competition.
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Joe Discoe (close) and Zak Watkins (far) launch the top air during their dual in the round of four.
Joe Discoe (close) and Zak Watkins (far) launch the top air during their dual in the round of four.
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Discoe and Watkins skied turn for turn into the bottom air. Watkins was first across the line, but Discoe came away with the win and went on to take 2nd in the event.
Discoe and Watkins skied turn for turn into the bottom air. Watkins was first across the line, but Discoe came away with the win and went on to take 2nd in the event.
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SQUAW VALLEY - After becoming the 2010 national champion in singles moguls on Friday, Telluride Freestyle alum Joe Discoe missed the sweep by a single point today, taking 2nd overall in duals after losing the championship dual to fellow U.S. Team member Jeremy Cota 18-17.

Discoe earned the top seed coming into duals after qualifying 1st overall with a score of 25.10 earlier in the morning.

Telluride Freestyle Team members Wade Parkinson and Zak Watkins also made finals, qualifying 4th and 13th with scores of 23.88 and 22.59, respectively. Their seeds meant they were paired against each other in the first round, which Watkins won to advance, while Parkinson finished in 9th. Watkins, who went on to lose to Discoe in a tight dual in the round of four, then lost to another U.S. Team member, David DiGravio, to finish 4th overall. 

On the women's side, Lindsey Cannon was the only Tellurider to advance to the finals, qualifying 10th with a score of 22.38, but she lost her first dual to Alyssa Lawson. Cannon seemed to have had the dual one until she straight-aired her bottom bottom air, something she attributed to a simple brain fart. Cannon finished the day, as she did Friday, in 10th place overall. 

Keaton McCargo again fell coming out of her top air and finished 44th overall with a score of 14.34. Lane Stoltzner also fell on the top jump, and finished just behind McCargo in 45th with a score of 13.89. 

Luke Farny, who grew up skiing with the Telluride Freestyle Team before moving to Steamboat a few years ago, had another strong showing, but failed to make finals. He finished 24th overall with a score of 21.12. 

For complete results as well as videos of the final two duals on both the women's and men's side, visit urtur.com

Also, check out these videos of a few of the Telluride skiers' duals (sorry about the long title, skip ahead to 0:10 to start the video): 

2010 Freestyle Nationals - Duals from Watch Newspapers on Vimeo.



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