Header Image: Gus Kenworthy, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, Colo. in Dec. 2017. Photo by Grant Whitty

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are just 18 days away and, following yesterday's Mammoth Grand Prix, six skiers have now officially qualified for the US Halfpipe Team for the games. The Mammoth Grand Prix was the fifth and final qualifier for U.S. halfpipe skiing, so only the coaches discretionary picks remain undecided.

Maddie Bowman, Devin Logan, and Brita Sigourney will be the three (of four) women representing the United States in Pyeongchang. Bowman solidified her spot after Grand Prix Aspen and Logan competed consistently well throughout the qualifiers. Sigourney had a strong comeback in Aspen, and an even stronger result last night placing first in the final qualifier. Annalisa Drew and Carly Margulies still sit in 4th and 5th place, meaning the coaches’ pick is most likely between the two of them.


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David Wise, Alex Ferreira, and Torin Yater-Wallace will be the three (of four) men representing the United States in Pyeongchang. Wise had an incredible competition in Aspen, which solidified his spot on Team USA. Kyle Smaine--who was 8th overall for Olympic Qualifiers--came out of nowhere yesterday with a beautiful first place pipe run. However, Smaine’s overall score was still too low to qualify for Team USA. Ferreira placed second for the evening, securingnthe second spot on the team. Likewise, Torin placed third on the night, and snagged the third spot for the U.S. men’s team. Aaron Blunck and Gus Kenworthy sit in 4th and 5th place in the standings, making them the most likely candidates for the coaches’ pick.


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Men and women’s Grand Prix slopestyle finals are set for Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm PST in Mammoth.