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Countdown to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Giaccio, Lemley, McQuinn Top Six At Deer Valley

By Mackenzie Moran
January, 13 2022
Olivia Giaccio
Olivia Giaccio preps for competition during a training run at the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard/Steven Kornreich)

Olivia Giaccio, Elizabeth Lemley, and George McQuinn scored top results for the U.S. Freestyle team in Thursday's mogul competition in the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort. 

Both Giaccio and Lemley pushed through the top 16 women into the super final by staying strong after their air landings but could not repeat their execution in the fight for the podium. Giaccio ended the day in fifth, followed by 15-year-old Lemley in sixth.

"I think my performance in the first two rounds was definitely good, and the top half of my supers run, I was trying to charge as much as possible," commented Giaccio. "I was excited about my competitive process throughout the day, and I'm looking forward to continuing that tomorrow and getting that speed up a little bit." 

Tess Johnson, Hannah Soar, and Kai Owens did not qualify for the super final and finished 10th, 15th, and 16th, respectively. 

As the sole representative of the United States in the men’s superfinal, George McQuinn pushed down the course, ready to give his run everything he had for a chance to secure a spot on the men’s U.S. Olympic team. Unfortunately, McQuinn entered his second air in the backseat, hitting the back of his head on the lip of the jump and knocking himself out in the process. He immediately received medical attention and is currently responsive and in stable condition.

Nick Page qualified strong in second, but unfortunately did not compete in finals due to an injury sustained during finals training. His teammates Bradley Wilson, Cole McDonald, and Joel Hedrick qualified for finals but could not break into the top six for a shot at the podium in the super final. Wilson finished the day in tenth, followed by McDonald in 14th, Hedrick in 15th, and Page in 16th.

With a chance to compete in Beijing on the line, the competition is fierce headed into Friday's final Olympic trial event. Soar and Jaelin Kauf have already met criteria. The third women's criteria nomination slot is still in play. Athletes will return to the Champion course with ferocity on Friday in hopes of staking their claim on an Olympic bid.

 

RESULTS 
Men's Results
Women's Results

HOW TO WATCH

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Friday, Jan. 14, 2022
2:15 p.m. FIS Freeski World Cup Ski Cross - LIVE, Nakiska, CAN, Streaming Ski and Snowboard LiveStreaming Peacock
4:00 p.m. Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Men and Women's Moguls - LIVE, Deer Valley, UT, Streaming Peacock

Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022
12:30 p.m. Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Men and Women's Moguls - next-day broadcast, Deer Valley, UT, Broadcast CNBC
2:00 p.m. Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Men and Women's Aerials - delayed broadcast, Deer Valley, UT, Broadcast CNBC
2:15 p.m. FIS Freeski World Cup Ski Cross - LIVE, Nakiska, CAN, Streaming Ski and Snowboard Live, Streaming Peacock

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022
4:30 a.m. FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup, Slopestyle – LIVE, Fort Romeu, FRA, Streaming PeacockSki and Snowboard Live
12:00 p.m. FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup, Freeski & Snowboard Halfpipe – delayed broadcast, Mammoth, USA, Broadcast NBC
1:30 p.m. Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Men and Women's Moguls - delayed broadcast, Deer Valley, UT, Broadcast NBC

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Broadcast and streaming schedules are updated on a daily basis throughout the season.