Hannah Kearney
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Hannah Kearney
Hannah Kearney
Alpine skier
FIS Moguls World Cup 2015 Finals - Megève - 20150315 - Hannah Kearney 9.jpg
Kearney in March 2015
DisciplinesMoguls, Dual Moguls
ClubWaterville Valley BBTS
Born (1986-02-26) February 26, 1986 (age 34)
Norwich, Vermont
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
World Cup debutJanuary 11, 2003 (age 16)
Teams3 (2006, 2010, 2014)
Medals2 (1 gold)
World Championships
Medals6 (2 gold)
World Cup
Overall titles4 (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
Discipline titles6 moguls (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Hannah Angela Kearney (born February 26, 1986) is an American mogul skier who won a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.[1]

Personal life

Kearney was born in Norwich, Vermont to Jill (née Gass) and Tom Kearney.[2] They met while attending McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.[3] She grew up and still lives in Norwich, Vermont. Kearney graduated from Hanover High School. Her mother is active in promoting youth sports as the director of the Town of Norwich Recreation Department.[4] Kearney studied at Dartmouth College as a member of the class of 2015.[5]

In her free time, Kearney likes to ride horses, knit, play soccer, read, and watch her brother Denny play hockey.[6] She considers herself "half-Canadian" because her mother grew up in Montreal and she has relatives living in Vancouver and Montreal.[7]


2006 Winter Olympics

A gold medal favorite entering her first Olympics, Kearney had a poor first run and did not make it out of the qualification round. She stumbled after landing her first jump. Her score of 20.80 points put her in 10th at that point, with 20 skiers left to compete. After the second-to-last skier, she was officially bumped out of the top 20, the ranking she would have needed to advance to the final.

2010 Winter Olympics

In December 2009, Kearney won the US Olympic trial event at Steamboat, earning a spot on the US Team.[8]

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Kearney entered the final round with a qualification score of 25.96.[9] As a result of having the best qualifying score, Kearney would be the last skier to ski in the final round. Fellow teammate Shannon Bahrke was in second place, and Canadian Jennifer Heil was in first, with scores of 25.43 and 25.69 respectively. Kearney skied a clean run, earning a score of 26.63 and winning the gold medal.[10]

2014 Winter Olympics

At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Kearney entered the final round with a qualification score of 21.93 [11] As a result of having the best qualifying score, Kearney would be the last skier to ski in the final round. Canadian sisters Chloé Dufour-Lapointe was in second place and Justine Dufour-Lapointe was in third, with scores of 21.70 and 21.64 respectively. Kearney faltered slightly after the first jump, earning a score of 21.49 to win the bronze medal.

World Cup results

Season titles

10 titles (4 overall freestyle, 6 moguls)

Season Discipline
2009 Moguls
2011 Overall
2012 Overall
2013 Moguls
2014 Overall
2015 Overall


  1. ^ "Day 1: Ohno, Kearney win; slower luge track debuts". Associated Press. February 13, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "Babcock wins gold with McGill tie". March 1, 2010. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Farber, Michael (February 22, 2010). "Playing Spoiler". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Town of Norwich, Vermont Recreation Department website
  5. ^ Barry, Dan (February 27, 2010). "For a Moment of Glory, Mastering a Million Details". the New York Times. p. 17. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ US Ski Team bio, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-17. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Kearney, Bahrke of U.S. medal in moguls". Associated Press. February 14, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  8. ^ "Deneen, Kearney Take Oly Trial Wins". United States Ski and Snowboard Association. December 23, 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-01-31. Retrieved 2010.
  9. ^ NBCOlympics.com (2010-02-13). "Freestyle Skiing > Women's Moguls > Qualification". Retrieved .[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ McGrath, Charles (February 14, 2010). "American Wins Gold in Women's Moguls". New York Times. Retrieved 2010.
  11. ^ Sochi2014.com (2014-02-08). "2014 > Freestyle Skiing > Women's Moguls > Qualification". Retrieved .

External links

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