Wednesday, Jan. 22

Freestyle Skiing (1 silver)

After earning gold in the slopestyle event on Jan. 20, Kiernan Fagan added another piece of hardware to his collection, taking home the bronze medal in the men’s freestyle skiing big air competition, which combines the two best scores out of three runs. Fagan kicked off his first run for 88.75, and followed it up with a powerful second run for 94.25 points to finish in second place with a score of 183.00. Teammate Hunter Henderson finished fourth with 175.25 points. 

On the women’s side, Team USA’s Jenna Riccomini placed fifth with 128.50 points, while Riley Jacobs finished eighth with 108.00 points.


Ice Hockey (1 silver)

The American men’s hockey team took home silver after a physical match against familiar foe Russia. On Tuesday, the U.S. defeated rival Canada in the semifinals to earn their spot in the final match of the tournament. The American men found 15 shots on goal, but were unable to find a way past Russian goalkeeper Sergei Ivanov as Team USA fell, 4-0. Their strong tournament performance and advancement to the final game, however, earned them a spot on the podium with the silver medal.

Cross-Country Skiing, Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping

American Nordic combined athletes Tess Arnone and Niklas Malacinski, ski jumpers Annika Belshaw and Erik Belshaw and cross-country skiers Will Koch and Sydney Palmer-Leger joined together to represent Team USA in the Nordic mixed team NH/4x3.3-kilometer cross-country event. Arnone, Malacinski and the Belshaw siblings jumped in the morning for 385.5 points to rank the Americans seventh. In the afternoon, Arnone, Malacinski, Koch and Palmer-Leger skied the relay, finishing with a time of 30:32.4. Their time was quick enough to bring the Team USA up a spot in the rankings, finishing sixth overall.

Short Track Speedskating 

Jonathan So joined forces with athletes from around the world to clinch gold in the mixed-country team relay. Korea’s Chanseo Kim, Japan’s Shogo Miyata and Netherland’s Diede Van Oorschot and Team USA’s So finished first by just 0.074 seconds in the semifinals with a time of 4:11.095 to advance to the A finals. In the final, they once again pulled ahead of the competition, crossing the finish in a time of 4:12.378 to claim gold. 

Americans Hailey Choi and Jenell Berhorst also competed in the event. Choi teamed up with Thailand’s Natthapat Kancharin, Korea’s Jeongmin Lee, and China’s Chutong Zhang to place first in the B final and fifth overall. Jenell Berhorst’s team, which included Netherland’s Michelle Velzeboer, China’s Tianyi Zhang and Kazakhstan’s Sanzhar Zhanissov advanced to the B final but received a penalty.



The final day of competition saw the men’s and women’s big air competition. In the men’s finals, Dusty Henricksen just missed the podium with a fourth-place finish with 176.75 points, while teammate Will Healy placed sixth with 128.00 points. Ty Schnorrbusch represented Team USA in the women’s finals, finishing in fifth place with 131 points.