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Team USA’s Can’t-Miss Paralympic Event For Saturday, March 17

By Karen Price | March 16, 2018, 1:18 p.m. (ET)

Jamie Stanton competes in the standing men's super-G at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on March 13, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 


Brenna Huckaby completed the snowboarding gold-medal sweep with a win in banked slalom’s Paralympic debut on Friday. 

Her victory in the LL1 classification to match her gold medal in snowboardcross earlier in the week was just one highlight on a big day for the U.S. snowboarding team. 

Mike Minor also won gold for his first title in the men’s UL classification, and Noah Elliott won his first title in the men’s LL1 class. It was the second medal of the Games for both Minor and Elliott, who both won snowboardcross bronze. All three of Friday’s gold medalists are first-time Paralympians. 

In total, Team USA snowboarders took seven of the 15 medals awarded on Friday. The other four went to Amy Purdy (silver, women’s LL1), Brittani Coury (silver, women’s LL2), Mike Schultz (silver, men’s LL1) and Evan Strong (silver, men’s LL2).

In sitting biathlon, Dan Cnossen continued to haul in the medals, winning his fifth of these Games with a silver in the men’s 15K. Oksana Masters won her second biathlon silver medal to go along with gold and bronze in cross-country to bring her PyeongChang total to four.  

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How To Watch

March 16-17
Time (ET) Event TV / Stream
7:00 PM NBCSN: Wheelchair Curling, Biathlon, Sled Hockey, more NBCSN
8:30 PM Alpine Men's Giant Slalom Run 1 Stream via NBC Olympics
8:35 PM Wheelchair Curling Bronze Medal Final Stream via NBC Olympics
9:00 PM Cross-Country M 10km, W 7.5km Standing/VI Stream via NBC Olympics
11:00 PM Sled Hockey Bronze Medal Final Stream via NBC Olympics
11:40 PM Cross-Country M 10km, W 7.5km Sitting Stream via NBC Olympics
1:00 AM Alpine Men's Giant Slalom Run 2 Stream via NBC Olympics
2:00 AM Olympic Channel: Wheelchair Curling Olympic Channel


Team USA’s Can’t-Miss Event  

Alpine Skiing – Men’s Slalom (9:30 a.m. Korea/8:30 p.m. ET Friday)

Two-time Paralympian Jamie Stanton had a career-best fourth-place finish in the men’s standing slalom at last year’s world championships, and earlier this season he upset defending Paralympic champion Aleksei Bugaev of Russia at a world cup race in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, for his first win of the season. He leads a field of five Americans into this year’s Paralympic event. Tyler Walker, who won silver in Wednesday’s combined, is among the five and will be looking for his second medal.

More Team USA Action

• Cross-Country Skiing — Men’s 10K classic, Women’s 7.5K Classic, Men’s 7.5K Sitting, Women’s 5K Sitting (10 a.m. Korea/9 p.m. ET Friday)

Cnossen, Masters and the rest of Team USA will try to keep their historic medal haul going in the final individual cross-country races of 2018.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.