By Michael Pavitt

Ashley Caldwell and Kiley McKinnon claimed a US one-two in the women's aerials final ©Getty ImagesThere was plenty of home success at the aerials skiing World Cup in Deer Valley, as the United States recorded a best one day result for the women's team since 1989, and a best overall result at an event since 2005.

Ashley Caldwell led the US charge by winning with the final jump of the competition, performing a lay, double full, full to finish the competition with 99.78 points to edge out her teammate Kiley McKinnon, whose 95.52 was good enough to claim second place.

"I'm super stoked," said Caldwell, after the event.

"That's the first time I've done that jump in competition and it has worked out for me.

"I wish I could have skied out a bit cleaner, but I'm happy and I'm super excited looking forward to the World Championships."

The American pairing of Caldwell and McKinnon were followed in third place by Shen Xiaoxue of China, who claimed a podium finish for the first time in her career.

In the men's aerials China's Guangpu Qi was able to prevent another US victory, dominating the competition, finishing ten points clear of his rivals.

Qi's score of 138.50 was good enough to hold of the American challenge of Mac Bohonnon, who finished level with Oleksandr Abramenko, from Ukraine on 128.51, but claimed second based on form scores.

Guangpu Qi soared to victory in the men's aerials final ©Getty ImagesGuangpu Qi soared to victory in the men's aerials final ©Getty Images

"I'm feeling kind of on top of the world right now," said the runner up Bohonnon, on his second consecutive podium, which was followed by US men claiming five other top-eight finishes.

"To come out here and jump as well as I did, for myself, that's awesome.

"I had two personal bests in one night in front of the hometown crowd and with my whole family and so many friends here.

"But even better is how well our whole team did." 

The next aerials competition will be held next Thursday (January 15), at the Kreischberg 2015 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships.

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