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Nick Page ends longest drought in U.S. men’s moguls history

Nick Page

ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA - FEBRUARY 05: Nick Page of Team United States smiles after Men’s Freestyle Skiing Moguls Final on Day 1 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Genting Snow Park on February 5, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province of China. (Photo by Zhai Yujia/China News Service via Getty Images)

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Olympian Nick Page became the first U.S. male moguls skier to win a World Cup in six years, ending the longest men’s drought in American history.

Page, a 20-year-old who was fifth at February’s Olympics, earned his first World Cup victory by tallying 81.02 points in his last run to beat the last two Olympic gold medalists -- Canadian Mikaël Kingsbury and Swede Walter Wallberg -- in Idre Fjäll, Sweden on Saturday.

Page became the first U.S. man to win a World Cup moguls event since Brad Wilson in 2016. Wilson’s brother, Bryon, won the last U.S. Olympic men’s moguls medal (bronze) in 2010.

Page was inspired to become a moguls skier while watching Bryon Wilson win his medal, then live streamed the 2014 Olympic event during a seventh-grade class and attended the 2018 PyeongChang Games.

Page, a Park City, Utah, native, also ended a run of 15 consecutive World Cup moguls or dual moguls events won by Kingsbury or Japan’s Ikuma Horishima dating to the start of 2021.

NBC Olympic research contributed to this report.

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