Hall, Goepper, Josey Lead Grand Prix Qualifications
Competition has begun at the Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, Calif. and 14 U.S. athletes qualified through to finals in snowboard halfpipe, men’s freeski slopestyle, and women’s freeski halfpipe. U.S. Freeski Slopestyle Pro Team members Alex Hall and Nick Goepper each qualified first in their heat.
“I’m feeling really good,” said Nick. “I was a little frustrated with my X Game performance, and I came into this week with a chip on my shoulder. For finals, my plan is to build on the run I was able to put down today and hopefully find my way into the top three.”
Also qualifying through for the men are U.S. Freeski Team members Deven Fagan, Kiernan Fagan, Colby Stevenson, and Cody LaPlante.
In men’s snowboard halfpipe, Chase Josey qualified first overall alongside teammates Taylor Gold, Chase Blackwell, Ryan Wachendorfer, and Jason Wolle. U.S. Snowboard Pro Team member Maddie Mastro qualified 4th overall for the women.
The first day of qualifications came to a close with 2018 Olympic bronze medalist Brita Sigourney qualifying third, and rookie team member Hanna Faulhaber qualifying sixth in women's freeski halfpipe.
FIS World Cup competition will continue on Thursday at the Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix with snowboard slopestyle, men's freeski halfpipe, and women's freeski slopestyle qualifications.
HOW TO WATCH
Subject to change
All times EST
*Same-day delayed broadcast
** Next-day broadcast
Saturday, Feb. 1
6:35 a.m. - Men and women’s skicross, Megeve, FRA - Olympic Channel.com, NBC Sports Gold
4:00 p.m. - Men and women’s halfpipe, Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth, Calif. - Olympic Channel.com, NBC Sports Gold
Sunday, Feb. 2
3:00 p.m. - Men and women’s halfpipe, Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth, Calif. - NBC**
Saturday, Feb. 1
1:00 p.m. - Men and women’s slopestyle, Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth, Calif. - NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Gold
5:00 p.m. - Men and women’s halfpipe, Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth, Calif. - NBC**
11:30 p.m. - Men and women’s halfpipe, Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth, Calif. - NBCSN**
Note: All televised events to stream across NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA app, Exclusive commercial-free coverage will be available for subscribers of the NBC Sports Gold Pass, available here: https://www.nbcsports.com/gold/snow.