Freestyle skiing, or hot-dogging as it is more popularly known among its United States' followers, is the latest craze in the winter sport world.
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TRANSCRIPT: REES STEIN: "Scott Brooksbank of Marina Del Ray and Genia Fuller of Heavenly Valley, California, emerged from a field of one-hundred-and-two of the nation's best freestyle skiers as the overall champions. The skiers competed in aerials, down-hill mogul runs and ballet competition, not against the clock, but for points from a panel o judges. Brooksbank edged 1974 Freestyler Of The Year, Bob Salerno of Ogdon, Utah, for the men's overall crown Idahoens Ed Furgeson and Mark Stegemire, who won the ballet competition, finished third and fourth. Miss Fuller last year's Woman Freestyler Of The Year, used her first place in the ballet to carry her past Susie Chepie who won the aerial, and Maryanne Post finished third from the overall crown. The winners picked up cash awards and points towards the season's Grand Prix Title."
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This film included a commentary by TVN reporter Rees Stein.
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Background: Freestyle skiing, or hot-dogging as it is more popularly known among its United States' followers, is the latest craze in the winter sport world. The spectator can see three different styles of hot-dogging, ballet, aerial and mogul....all performed at considerable risk to the participant.
The hot-dogger has often been called the "mountain idiot". But now his acrobatic antics have been classified officially as freestyle skiing.
The craze started about five years ago among people bored with the ordinary routine of downhill and slalom events, and last weekend one of the first major competitions of the hot-dogging season was held at Park City, Utah.
Winners at Park City picked up points towards this year's American Grand Prix title, and gained valuable experience for the world titles to be held at Heavenly Valley, California next months.