Sunday, February 18


Freestyle Skiing (1 silver)
Nick Goepper maximized his last jump of the day to launch himself onto the podium in slopestyle for the second straight Games, earning the silver medal. Goepper previously earned bronze at the event’s debut at Sochi 2014. Goepper was in eighth place before his final run, where he scored 93.60 to move into second position. MORE

Despite a broken thumb and hematoma in his hip from a fall in practice, Sochi 2014 medalist Gus Kenworthy finished 12th in the finals. McRae Williams and Alex Hall competed in the qualification runs, but did not advance to the finals. Williams placed 15th, while Hall was 16th. 

Alpine Skiing
Ryan Cochran-Siegle tied for 11th in the men’s giant slalom competition, marking his second top-15 finish of these Games and best Olympic finish to date. Cochran-Siegle's 1:09.99 was the third-fastest time in the field for the second run, which launched him from the 21st spot to 11th with a combined time of 2:20.74, 2.70 seconds behind the leader.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety tied for 15th with a combined time of 2:21.25, and Tommy Ford finished 20th in 2:21.63. Tim Jitloff also competed in the event but crashed on the first run and did not finish the race. MORE

Duo Justin Olsen and Evan Weinstock currently lead the American men in 12th position after the first two heats of two-man bobsled. They sit 0.82 seconds behind the leading sled from Germany. Olsen made his Olympic driving debut, just two weeks after an emergency appendectomy. A three-time Olympian, he had previously raced as a push athlete at Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014. 

Hakeem Abdul-Saboor made his Olympic debut with pilot and three-time Olympian Nick Cunningham and the pair currently stand in 24th (+1.68 seconds), with Olympic rookies Codie Bascue and Sam McGuffie one spot behind in 25th (+1.80 seconds). 

The three sleds will race again in heats three and four on Feb. 19. 

Cross-Country Skiing
The men’s 4x10-kilometer relay team placed 14th with a time of 1:42:29.1. Four-time Olympian Andy Newell and first-time Olympian Reese Hanneman raced the classic legs of the race while Olympic rookie Scott Patterson and two-time Olympian Noah Hoffman anchored the freestyle portion. 

John Shuster’s rink dropped two straight games Sunday, first against Japan and then against Norway. After falling behind Japan 4-0 in the first three ends, the Americans were unable to overcome the deficit, ending the game with a score of 8-2. Americans were ahead of Norway, 4-3, by the fifth end. However, the momentum shifted when Norway gained three points during the sixth end, enabling them to win, 8-5.

Freestyle Skiing
First-time Olympian Jon Lillis was the sole American to compete in the men’s aerials final. After advancing from the first run in 7th, Lillis’ second jump put him 8th, outside of qualification for the third run of the night. MORE

Long Track Speedskating
Brittany Bowe finished fifth in the women’s 500-meter event, clocking her third top-five finish of these Olympic Winter Games. The two-time Olympian skated to a time of 37.53 to briefly take the lead, edging out a Dutch competitor by 0.009 seconds, before the final pairs of the night overtook her time to bump her to fifth.

Heather Bergsma finished in 11th place with a time of 38.13 seconds, while Erin Jackson was 24th in 39.20 seconds.

The trio of Brian Hansen, Emery Lehman, Joey Mantia finished 12th in the men’s pursuit quarterfinals, registering a time of 3:42.98. The team will compete in the D final on Feb. 21.