Boise, Idaho March 26, 2002 (AP)--Olympic silver medalist Shannon Bahrke of Tahoe City, Calif., won her second national title at the U.S. Freestyle Nationals, edging Hannah Hardaway in Monday's moguls competition.
World Cup champion Jeremy Bloom of Loveland, Colo., a Colorado football player who put his NCAA career on hold to race in the Olympics, scored 28.08 points in the men's event for his first national title.
Travis Ramos of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., was a close second at 28.06. Luke Westerlund of Breckenridge, Colo., finished third (27.46), capping a comeback from knee surgery.
The races, scheduled for Sunday, were postponed one day by heavy fog at Bogus Basin Ski Area.
``The fog was playing with everyone,'' said U.S. freestyle coach Don St. Pierre. ``Still, we had some outstanding skiing. Jeremy and Travis put on a great show after Shannon and Hannah duked it out. It's a nice way to end the season.''
Bahrke, the first American medalist of the Salt Lake Games, scored 27.22 and beat Hardaway, of Moultonborough, N.H., by .11 of a point. Last week, Bahrke won the dual moguls title for the second straight year.
Michelle Roark of Golden, Colo., won a tiebreaker for third over Ann Battelle of Steamboat Springs, Colo., the four-time Olympian and two-time World Cup moguls champion who raced in her final event.
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