PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Three of the four U.S. women mogul skiers earned their spots in the Olympic final before they marched in Opening Ceremonies Friday night.
Morgan Schild qualified third overall with a score of 77.74 – just 1.98 points behind the overall leader, Perrine Laffont, France. Jaelin Kauf finished fifth (77.45), while Keaton McCargo earned the eighth best score (75.67).
The women’s final is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (Korean Time) on Sunday night, which is 11 a.m. (MST).
On the men’s side, Troy Murphy was the only U.S. mogul skier to advance to the finals with a score of 80.95. He earned the fourth best score at the Phoenix Snow Park as Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury lived up to expectations, earning the top score of 86.07.
The other three American male mogul skiers can qualify for the Monday night final through a second qualifying competition. Park City resident Bradley Wilson and Casey Andringa each scored 75.25 to finish 15th and 14th, respectively. Emmerson Smith was 22nd after earning 72.59 points. The second qualifier is scheduled for Monday at 7:30 p.m. in South Korea, which is 11 a.m. in Utah.