Wednesday, Jan. 15

Alpine Skiing

In the final day of action at Villars Winter Park, athletes competed in the parallel mixed team event, which features a male and female from one country teaming up and racing two runs each. In Wednesday’s action, Team USA’s Nicola Rountree-Williams paired up with fellow American Daniel Gillis. The duo won three of their four races against Argentina to advance to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals, the team won two of the four races against France, and the competition went to a tie break, from which France advanced. 


Competition concluded Wednesday for U.S. athletes, coming to a close with the mixed relay. U.S. athletes Kaisa Bosek, Lexie Madigan, Etienne Bordes and Cale Woods teamed up for the race, in which the men skate 7.5-kilometers each and the women ski 6-kilometers each, much like their sprint races the day before. The team finished in 19th place with a time of 1:21:20.9.


Figure Skating

The final day of figure skating action saw six Team USA athletes compete in the mixed-country team event, with ice dance duo Jeffrey Chen and Katarina Wolfkostin skating for Team Determination, pair Cate Fleming and Jedidiah Isbell and women’s singles skater Kate Wang competing for Team Focus, and men’s singles skater Liam Kapeikis representing Team Hope. 

Fleming and Isbell improved upon their score in the free skate from Jan. 12, earning 91.34 points, while teammate Wang also improved upon her Jan. 13 free skate score, earning 101.84 points to help lead Team Focus to a silver-medal finish in the event. 

Chen and Wolfkostin earned 90.41 points for Team Determination to help the team finish fourth. Liam Kapeikis also skated a strong program to earn 117.28, a season’s best as Team Hope finished eighth.



U.S. speedskaters continued racing on the historic frozen lake of St. Moritz with the mixed-country team sprint, which sees each athlete among a four-person team lead for one lap. U.S. athlete Jon Tobon teamed up with athletes from Romania, Russia and Finland, while teammate Jordan Stolz paired up with two athletes from Norway and one athlete from South Korea. Tobon’s team claimed the bronze medal with a four-lap time of 2:05.96, while Stolz’s team was disqualified.