Voisin Clinches Olympic Team Nomination
Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, Mont.) took second place at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix freeski slopestyle at Aspen-Snowmass, which clinched her spot in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Voisin was the youngest team member to be named in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, but broke her ankle during training just prior to the Olympic competition. Emotions came running back to her when she called her mother to tell her that she was named to another Olympic team.
“Oh my gosh, I can’t even explain it,” said Voisin. “I feel like it’s been a long four years since my last Olympic experience and just to lock it in today is emotional in the best way. I can’t believe I’m going back to my second Olympics with a little bit of redemption going into Korea. There’s just so much look forward to. Grateful.”
Voisin finished behind Johanne Killi of Norway and ahead of Isabel Atkin of Great Britain. The only other American woman in the finals was Devin Logan (West Dover, Vt.), who finished sixth.
The men’s competition was hotly contested, with the top six skiers all scoring more than 90 points. McRae Williams (Park City, Utah) was in the running for a podium spot, but was bumped in the last run to fourth. Nineteen-year-old Andri Ragettli of Switzerland took the win, with Norwegians Ferdinand Dahl and Oystein Braaten in second and third.
Competing in his second World Cup event, Quinn Wolferman (Missoula, Mont.) finished ninth. The North Face Rookie Team member Willie Borm (Chaska, Minn.) was 14th.
The men and women contest another slopestyle Sunday, which is also an Olympic selection event.
Men’s and women’s slopestyle