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USA 1-2-3 in Ski Pipe Quallies

PyeongChang 2018

Olympic news: Blunck tops qualifiers ahead of Thursday’s Ski Pipe final

Aaron Blunck of Team USA left it til run 2 of qualifiers to nail top spot in the Men’s Olympic Ski Pipe qualifiers earlier today placing ahead of compatriots Alex Ferreira and Torin Yater-Wallace to set up a 1-2-3 US clean sweep.

Aaron’s 94.40 pipped Ferreira’s score by 1.8 with a long gap back to Yater-Wallace’s third place at 89.60. France’s favourite, Kevin Rolland (of our base this season, La Plagne) could only manage 6th. UK riders, Murray Buchan and Peter Speight narrowly missed qualification coming 14th and 15th respectively with Alexander Glavatsky-Yeadon unfortunately not putting down a full run, placing 26th.

The Final of the Men’s Olympic Pipe is scheduled for Thursday 11.30am local time when the US team are again expected to perform well.

RESULTS:

Rank Country Name Run 1 Run 2 Best Score
1 US Aaron Blunck 63.20 94.40 94.40 Q
2 US Alex Ferreira 92.60 43.40 92.60 Q
3 US Torin Yater-Wallace 89.60 33.60 89.60 Q
4 NZ Byron Wells 88.60 42.00 88.60 Q
5 NZ Beau-James Wells 86.20 88.20 88.20 Q
6 FRA Kevin Rolland 87.80 37.80 87.80 Q
7 CAN Mike Riddle 6.40 82.20 82.20 Q
8 US David Wise 24.80 79.60 79.60 Q
9 CAN Noah Bowman 43.00 77.20 77.20 Q
10 FRA Thomas Krief 74.40 25.80 74.40 Q
11 NZ Nico Porteous 51.20 72.80 72.80 Q
12 AUT Andreas Gohl 68.60 31.60 68.60 Q
13 CAN Simon D’Artois 66.60 40.40 66.60
14 GB Murray Buchan 66.00 65.40 66.00
15 GB Peter Speight 3.80 64.60 64.60
16 AUT Lukas Muellauer 17.00 63.60 63.60
17 NZ Miguel Porteous 40.40 62.60 62.60
18 SWI Joel Gisler 59.80 9.80 59.80
19 SWI Rafael Kreienbuehl 55.20 22.20 55.20
20 CHN Bingqiang Mao 53.00 54.60 54.60
21 AUT Marco Ladner 54.20 39.40 54.20
22 IRE Brendan Newby 53.80 13.20 53.80
23 CHN Xiangrui Kong 47.40 50.80 50.80
24 OAR Pavel Chupa 46.80 25.80 46.80
25 SWI Robin Briguet 23.00 29.40 29.40
26 GB Alexander Glavatsky-Yeadon 10.80 15.00 15.00
27 KOR Kangbok Lee 5.80 13.00 13.00