Goepper, Hall, Stevenson Into Slope Finals
Nick Goepper, Alex Hall, and Colby Stevenson threw down in the men's freeski slopestyle qualifiers to earn their spot in among the 12 men who have advanced to finals on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
Goepper qualified in third after throwing a switch double misty1260 on the first jump, followed by a double cork 1080 on the quarterpipe jump, into a double cork 1440 for his final hit. Goepper will look to earn his third slopestyle medal, improving on a bronze in Sochi 2014 and a silver in PyeongChang in 2018.
“I’m having a really good time, I’m more relaxed than I was eight years ago, I just think that comes with experience and age, so I’m looking forward to, who knows, doing another one in a few years," he said.
Alex Hall qualified in fifth. His biggest hit of the comp was a switch butter 720 to bounce switch cork 540 japan grab on the second jump, a feature that has gone virtually untouched by other riders throughout the freeski and snowboard slopestyle series.
“I’m always looking for something creative, something that I know will bring me joy, so if I can do that in competition skiing and in a run like this on a big stage like at the Olympics, then it’s the cherry on top,” Hall said about his performance.
Colby Stevenson, who qualified right behind Hall in sixth, will make his Olympic slopestyle debut. In 2021 he earned a World Championship silver in the event.
Men's slopestyle finals
HOW TO WATCH
*All times EST.
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022
12:05 a.m. Freestyle Skiing - Men’s Slopestyle Final, Genting Snow Park, Zhangjiakou, CHN, NBC Broadcast
6:00 a.m. Freestyle Skiing – Men's Aerials Finals, Genting Snow Park, Zhangjiakou, CHN, Streaming Peacock, NBCOlympics.com
12:00 p.m. Freestyle Skiing – Men's Aerials Finals, Genting Snow Park, Zhangjiakou, CHN, USA Network
8:00 p.m. Freestyle Skiing – Men's Aerials, Men's Slopestyle, Women's Halfpipe Qualifying, Genting Snow Park, Zhangjiakou, CHN, NBC Broadcast
8:30 p.m. Freestyle Skiing – Women's Halfpipe Qualifying, Genting Snow Park, Zhangjiakou, CHN, Streaming Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, USA Network
10:30 p.m. Women's Ski Cross Qualifying, USA Network, Streaming Peacock, NBCOlympics.com
11:30 p.m. Men's Halfpipe Qualifying, Genting Snow Park, Zhangjiakou, CHN, Streaming Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, USA Network
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