Tuesday, February 20


Figure Skating (1 bronze)
The sibling duo of Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani scored the bronze medal in the ice dance competition, improving on their ninth place finish from Sochi 2014. The two-time Olympians ranked fourth after the short dance and posted 114.86 in their free dance program to bump up to the third spot with three pairs left to compete. At the end of the competition, their combined score of 192.59 held and the siblings took home their second bronze medal of these Games. The Shibutanis are the first skaters of Asian descent to medal in ice dance and the fourth consecutive American duo to make it to the Olympic podium in the event. MORE

In their Olympic debut, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue finished one spot behind the Shibutanis, earning fourth with a total score of 187.69 points. In their second Olympics together, Madison Chock and Evan Bates earned ninth with a total score of 175.58 points.

Freestyle Skiing (1 bronze)
Two-time Olympic freestyle skier Brita Sigourney claimed the bronze medal in women’s halfpipe, jumping up three spots from her sixth place finish in Sochi.

In her first two runs, Sigourney put down two solid runs, earning 89.80 points and 88.60 points to rank third going into the final run.

Fellow American Annalisa Drew briefly overtook Sigourney with a strong last run, but Sigourney responded, earning 91.60 to cement her podium finish. Drew’s 90.80 points put her right behind Sigourney in the standings in fourth. Maddie Bowman, the Sochi 2014 halfpipe gold medalist, finished 11th in the final after struggling to land her three runs. MORE

Americans Susan Dunklee, Joanne Reid, Tim Burke and Lowell Bailey competed in the second-ever Olympic mixed relay, placing 15th.
Olympic veterans Elana Meyers Taylor and Jamie Greubel Poser hold second and fourth, respectively, at the halfway point of the women's bobsled event after two runs. Seeking a medal in her third consecutive Olympic Winter Games, Meyers Taylor, along with Lauren Gibbs, stood in second with a combined time of 1:41.33, a mere .07 seconds behind the leaders. Olympic bronze medalists Greubel Poser and Aja Evans claimed fourth place, clocking in at 1:41.58, only 0.02 away from third place finishers. MORE

Both sleds will compete for a spot on the podium in the third and fourth runs on Feb. 21.

In their eighth game of the women’s tournament, the U.S. fell to Korea, 9-6. The American had a strong start to the game, taking two points in the first end to build up a 3-1 lead after three ends. Korea took back the lead in the fifth end but Team USA notched two points in the eighth to narrow the score, 7-6. The Koreans earned two more points in the ninth to secure the win and their place in the semifinal. Despite the loss, the U.S. women still have a shot at a playoff berth. The team takes the ice again on Feb. 21 in a must-win game against Sweden.

Team USA's John Shuster rink bolstered its chance to advance to the semifinal round by taking down Switzerland 8-4 in nine ends. The Americans broke the contest open in the fifth end by scoring three points to lead 4-2 at the halfway point, then added three more in the seventh for a 7-3 advantage. The Swiss answered with only one in the eighth, and a single American point in the ninth closed out the contest. Now 4-4 in the round robin games, the U.S. men must win against Great Britain to continue their quest for a medal. The two teams will meet on Feb. 21.

Freestyle Skiing
All four American freestyle skiers advanced for the men’s halfpipe finals after dominating the qualification round. Aaron Blunck came out on top of the field, posting 94.40 points on his second run to top the leaderboard heading into the 12-man final. Alex Ferreira posted a 92.60-point run before being overtaken by Blunck to head into the final as the second seed. Torin Yater-Wallace earned the third best rank of the day, recording 89.60 points, and reigning Olympic champion David Wise found his way into the final with a 79.60-point run.

The four U.S. skiers will compete in the finals on Feb. 22. MORE

Ice Hockey
Team USA earned a decisive victory over Slovakia, winning 5-1 in the physical game to keep its Olympic hopes alive.

Despite a 7-9 shots on goal differential favoring Slovakia, the first 20 minutes remained scoreless for both teams. Less than 90 seconds into the second period, Ryan Donato scored his fourth goal of the tournament to put Team USA on the board first. Slovakia went down to three men on the ice less than 30 seconds later when it was issued two penalties. James Wisniewski capitalized on the power play, scoring to put the Americans up 2-0 at the 22:20 mark. Mark Arcobello tallied at 33:30 to push the margin to 3-0, but Slovakia narrowed the gap when Peter Ceresnak scored on a power play three minutes before the second intermission.

The scoring continued in the third period when Garrett Roe one-timed a pass from the right side for an insurance goal at 49:52. Donato added his second goal of the game on a power play, rocketing a wrist shot from the left circle at 56:46 for the final goal of the game.

With this victory, Team USA moves on to the quarterfinal round, facing the Czech Republic on Feb. 21. MORE

Nordic Combined
Two-time Olympian Bryan Fletcher had his second top-20 finish of these Games, taking 17th in the individual large hill/10-kilometer event. Fletcher improved upon his 22nd finish in the event in Sochi, clocking 25:35.4 in the cross-country skiing portion and jumping 120.5 meters.

Ben Berend finished 39th, Ben Loomis picked up 40th and Jasper Good placed 43rd.

Short Track Speedskating
Two-time Olympians Lana Gehring and Jessica Kooreman competed in the 1,000-meter heats, but did not qualify for the quarterfinal round. Additionally, first-time Olympians Thomas Hong, John-Henry Krueger and Aaron Tran competed in the 500-meter heats, also missing the quarterfinals.