Andringa Fifth In Moguls
Casey Andringa (Boulder, Colo.) finished fifth in men's moguls Monday evening at the Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Andringa qualified for the final round after finishing third in the second qualifying round prior to the finals Monday evening. In the first run of the finals, Andringa placed fifth to advance to the third-run finals.
In the third final run, a bobble on the landing of his second jump proved to be Andringa's undoing as he got a bit into the back seat. But the mistake didn't phase Andringa, who radiated excitement in the finish area after putting down an impressive performance on the world's biggest stage.
"I really have had such a fun day," said Andringa. "I woke up in this morning and I was like, that's what I want to do today, I want to have fun. Coming to the Olympics you have so many people telling you how it's going to feel and how you should feel about it all. I felt like I had to feel the seriousness and intensity coursing through me. But that's not what this is for me. I decided that the only goal I had for today was to have as much fun as possible and ski as many moguls runs and I could."
The gold medal when to Canada's Mikael Kingsbury, the silver medalist from the 2014 Games. Australia's Matt Graham took the silver with, while Daichi Hara of Japan won bronze.
Troy Murphy (Bethel, Maine) and Bradley Wilson (Butte, Mont.) also advanced to the finals, finishing 17th and 18th, respectively. Emerson Smith (Dover, Vt.) placed 13th in the second qualifying round and did not advance to the finals.
Men’s mogul finals