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Ladd Leads Four Americans Into Freeski Halfpipe Finals

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
September, 1 2018
Dylan Ladd
Dylan Ladd finished third in freeski halfpipe qualifying Saturday at the Junior World Championships. (Neil Kerr / Winter Games NZ)

Dylan Ladd (Lakewood, Colo.) finished third in Saturday's qualifying round to lead four Americans into the freeski halfpipe finals at the 2018 FIS Junior Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Halfpipe World Championships Saturday.

Hunter Carey (Winter Park, Colo.) was fourth, Connor Ladd (Lakewood, Colo.)  eight, Aaron Durlester (Mammoth, Calif. was 12th to advance to the finals Tuesday at Cardrona Alpine Resort. 

With heavy snow in the mountain weather forecast for the next few days, men's qualifying round was moved up a day from Sunday to Saturday. The freeski halfpipe finals are scheduled for Tuesday.

Svea, Gu Qualify For Freeski Halfpipe Finals

A weather window opened Sunday morning allowing 19 athletes to compete in the women's freeski halfpipe qualifier. Svea Irving (Winter Park, Colo.) and Eileen Gu (San Francisco) finished fourth and sixth respectively to reach the freeski halfpipe finals scheduled for Tuesday at Cardrona Alpine Resort.

Men's freeski halfpipe qualifying
Women's freeski halfpipe qualifier

Men's freeski halfpipe finals
Women's freeski halfpipe finals