Sunday, February 11

Snowboarding (1 gold)
Red Gerard had a monster final run in the men's slopestyle competition to win Team USA's first gold medal of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. After trailing the field in his first two runs, Gerard posted a 87.16 in his third run on the course to move into the top position and claim the gold medal ahead of Canadians Max Parrot and Mark McMorris. Just 17-years-old, Gerard is now the youngest American snowboarder to win an Olympic medal in the sport's 20-year Olympic history and the youngest U.S. Olympic champion at a Winter Games since 1928. He continues a streak of gold for the U.S. in the slopestyle competition, following Sage Kotsenburg's gold medal in the event from four years ago. Gerard will also compete in the debut of big air, where the final is set for Feb. 24. MORE

Luge (1 silver)
In a historic night for USA Luge, Chris Mazdzer became the first American man to win a medal in singles luge, taking home silver. Mazdzer is also the first non-European to reach the Olympic podium in the event. The three-time Olympian was in fourth place after the first two runs and jumped to second position on his third run after briefly setting a track record with a time of 47.534 seconds, edging out Germany’s Felix Loch’s previous record of 47.56. In his fourth and final run, Mazdzer secured his silver medal position with a combined time of 3:10.728, just .026 seconds behind gold medalist David Gleirscher of Austria. MORE

Taylor Morris advanced to the final heat in 19th place. He finished the night placed 18th to cap off his Olympic debut. Tucker West finished just outside of qualification for the final run, standing in 22nd place after the first heat of the night. Though he missed the medal run, West set a track record start time of 2.545 seconds on the previous night, which remained in place through the final two runs.

In the men’s 10-kilometer sprint, Lowell Bailey logged the top U.S. finish of the night in 24:54.4 for 33rd place. Bailey, along with teammates Tim Burke, who finished 47th in 25:26.3, and Leif Nordgren, who was 58th in 25.49.0, qualified for the men’s 12.5K pursuit, which will be contested Monday. Sean Doherty also raced for the U.S. on Sunday, finishing 65th (25:56.3).

Cross-Country Skiing
Scott Patterson made his Olympic debut on Sunday, leading the four members of Team USA with an 18th place finish in men’s skiathlon. Patterson posted a time of 1:17:27.5 on the 15-kilometer + 15-kilometer course, which features both classic and freestyle techniques.

Erik Bjornsen clocked in at 1:20:54.7 for 42nd place, while Patrick Caldwell finished in 1:23:18.1 for 51st and Noah Hoffman finished in 1:23:28.7 for 54th.

Becca Hamilton and Matt Hamilton closed out their appearance in the mixed doubles round robin tournament, falling to Finland, 7-5. The sibling duo kept the match mostly even until the seventh end, when the Finns scored four points to move into the lead. The Hamiltons ended the tournament with a record of 2-5. They will resume play later this week with the U.S. men's and women's teams.

Figure Skating
The figure skating team event continued Sunday with the ice dance short dance, the women’s short program and the pairs free skate, as the field was narrowed from 10 competing nations to five. After Sunday’s three performances, the U.S. team is currently third behind Canada and Olympic Athletes from Russia.

The day’s on-ice competition began with ice dance duo of Maia and Alex Shibutani earning 75.46 points to finish second behind Canada. Then women’s singles skater Bradie Tennell took her first turn on Olympic ice, earning 68.94 points to finish fifth, just one hundredth of a point behind Japan’s Satoko Miyahara. Pairs duo Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim earned 126.56 points for fourth among other pairs competitors, securing Team USA’s third-place standing heading into the final three skates. 

Team USA will look to defend its medal position on the final day of the team event, which will take place Feb. 12. 

Freestyle Skiing
World-ranked No. 1 Jaelin Kauf and teammate Keaton McCargo narrowly missed the medal run in women’s moguls, finishing seventh and eighth in the second round of the final. Only six competitors were advanced to the third and final round. Tess Johnson finished 12th behind Kauf and McCargo after earning her spot in the finals in the last qualification run earlier in the evening, and Morgan Schild was eliminated after the first run of the final.

Ice Hockey 
In the opening game of the tournament, the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team fought back from an early 1-0 deficit to top Finland, 3-1.

The Finns scored late in the first period when Venla Hovi found the net with six seconds to go, capping a physical start to the game. Team USA turned up the intensity in the second period, netting two goals less than three minutes apart midway through the period. Monique Lamoureux-Morando scored an unassisted equalizer followed by a smooth upper-deck goal from Kendall Coyne.

The blue line dominated the Finnish offense in the third period, killing two power plays while retaining the lead. With only 13 seconds remaining, Dani Cameranesi picked up the insurance empty-net goal when Finland pulled their goalie seeking to score. Goalkeeper Maddie Rooney registered 23 saves as Team USA posted a 42-24 shot differential. MORE

The U.S. women face the team of Olympic Athletes from Russia on Feb. 13.

Long Track Speedskating
In his second Olympic appearance, Emery Lehman finished 21st in the men’s 5000-meter final with a time of 6:31.16.