Blunck, Sigourney edge closer to Olympics in skiing halfpipe
Aaron Blunck won the U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe skiing contest
Friday night to edge closer to a spot at the Olympics.
The 17-year-old from Crested Butte, Colo., scored 92.0 points to
add this to a second-place finish at last week’s Dew Tour.
Those results at the first two selection events virtually
guaranteed him a spot on the U.S. team.
Simon Dumont, the two-time X Games halfpipe champion who pulled
out last week with a concussion, finished fifth.
Brita Sigourney won the women’s event to move closer to securing
her spot, as well. She finished third last week.
Maddie Bowman, who won last week, finished second and is also in
good position for one of the three women’s spots on the U.S.
In slopestyle, 15-year-old Maggie Voisin posted the best score
in qualifying. She’ll go last in Saturday’s final, hoping to add to
a third-place finish on her birthday last week.
Germany’s Lisa Zimmerman finished second and American Greta
Eliassen was third in qualifying on a snowy, windblown day that was
tough on some top contenders.
American Devin Logan and Canadian Kim Lamarre, who finished 1-2
last week, each failed to make finals.
Logan, who is also trying to qualify in halfpipe, finished
fourth in that final.