Friday, Jan. 10

Alpine skiing

In the women’s super-G event, which also doubled as the women’s alpine combined run 1, Emma Resnick finished 1th with a time of 57.21 seconds, just 0.94 seconds behind the super-G winner, host country Switzerland’s Amelie Klopfenstein. Resnick will compete again on Jan. 11 in the women’s alpine combined run 2. Lauren Macuga and Nicola Rountree-Williams competed but did not finish.  


In the men's super-G event, which also doubled as the men's alpine combined run 1, Trent Pennington finished 20th with a time of 55.88 seconds, starting off behind but quickly getting close in time with the leader as the course continued. Fellow American Daniel Gillis finished 25th with a time of 56.32 seconds and teammate Maxx Parys finished 46th with a time of 59.01 seconds. 


Curling

Team USA began the mixed team competition, kicking off the first match of five in the round robin phase of the tournament. The rink of Ethan Hebert, Kaitlin Murphy, Charlie Thompson and Alina Tschumakow fell to Italy, 7-5, fighting back after dropping the first end 4-0. They will compete again on Jan. 11, facing Latvia. 

Figure Skating

Figure skating competition kicked off with the pairs and men’s singles short programs. The team of Cate Fleming and Jedidah Isbell finished their pairs short program with 49.87 points to be ranked fourth, while Liam Kapeikis earned 49.57 points to sit in 14th place. Competition continues with the pairs and men’s singles free skate on Jan. 12.

Ski Mountaineering

The sport of ski mountaineering made its Olympic program debut in Switzerland as Team USA’s George Beck, Samantha Paisley, Grace Staberg and Jeremiah Vaille took part in the historic day. The top U.S. finisher was Staberg, who finished the women’s individual event in seventh place and crossed the finish line in 1:03:21.24. Paisley also competed in the women’s individual event, finishing 17th, while Beck and Vaille finished 12th and 20th in the men’s individual event.