Bloom Wins Grand Nationals Moguls

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. Feb. 8, 2003 (AP)--Jeremy Bloom, who missed the first three weeks of the ski season to play football for the University of Colorado, won a moguls World Cup race Saturday.

A week earlier, Bloom won the gold medal in the men's dual moguls at the World Freestyle Championships.

Bloom received 27.80 points Saturday in the U.S. Freestyle Grand National after connecting with a heli-X spread on his top jump and a double-twister spread on the bottom.

He had qualified fourth for finals.

"I wanted to ski as fast as I could and scare myself, and win," he said.

World Cup leader Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau of Canada was second, and Dave Babic, of Washington, Vt., finished third.

Olympic silver medalist Travis Mayer, of Steamboat Springs, was fifth.

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