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U.S. skiers David Wise, Alex Ferreira medal in halfpipe

Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Team USA skiers David Wise and Alex Ferreira claimed respective silver and bronze medals in the 2022 Winter Games freestyle skiing halfpipe final Saturday in Zhangjiakou, China. New Zealand's Nico Porteous won gold. Porteous totaled a 93 on his first run at Genting Snow Park H&S...
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David Wise Wins Freeski Halfpipe Silver, Alex Ferreira Takes Bronze

David Wise wasn’t able to pull off a historic three-peat in the men’s freestyle skiing halfpipe event, but he still made the podium. Wise, the two-time defending Olympic champion, finished second in the halfpipe final on Friday night. He was joined on the podium by reigning silver medalist and fellow American Alex Ferreira, who earned bronze.

Americans David Wise, Alex Ferreira capture freestyle skiing halfpipe medals

The first thing that David Wise did after clinching his third Olympics medal was sprint down the center of the superpipe to the aid of an injured fellow American. Aaron Blunck, the top qualifier in men’s freestyle skiing halfpipe, earned the right to go last and challenge for a medal, but Blunk’s final run ended after two just hits when he lost his footing and crashed head-first. He slammed his shoulder into the frozen pipe on a day when the wind chill dropped temperatures to minus 26 degrees near Beijing.

U.S. skiers David Wise, Alex Ferreira win silver and bronze in halfpipe

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Nico Porteous of New Zealand overcame the swirling wind to win the Olympic halfpipe final on a day when many skiers struggled to land their best tricks due to strong gusts. Porteous scored a 93 in his opening run on a bitterly cold and breezy...

Alex Ferreira Wins Bronze Medal In Men’s Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe Final

SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster College alum Alex Ferreira won the bronze medal in the Men’s Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe Final at the Winter Olympic Games. Alex Ferreira had a great first run that put him in medal contention that ultimately led to a bronze. Nico Porteous of Australia won the gold medal, while David Wise of the United States earned silver.