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pjwasz    13

:USA  Team USA 2018 - Winter Olympics Schedule :USA

All times in PST

Day 7 (February 16th)

 

 

Alpine Skiing

Women's Slalom: 5:00pm/8:15pm

 

Team USA

Alice Merryweather

Megan McJames

Mikaela Shiffrin
Resi Stiegler

 

Thoughts/Background Information

1 race down for Shiffin, and it was gold. Can she repeat that in her best event?

 

 

Men's Super-G: 6:00pm

 

Team USA

Ryan Cochran-Siegle

Jared Goldberg

Ted Ligety
Andrew Weibrecht

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Jansrud and Svindal are the favorites in this, although Weibrecht was a suprise silver medalist in 2014. Maybe another suprise is in the works?

 

 

Cross-Country Skiing

Men 15km Freestyle - 10:00pm

 

Team USA

Erik Bjornsen

Noah Hoffman

Tyler Kornfield

Scott Patterson

 

Thoughts/Background Information

I would be shocked if we got a top 20 in this one. 

 

 

Curling

Men's

:USA United States of America vs Sweden :SWE - 4:05pm

 

Team USA

John Shuster

Tyler George

Matt Hamilton

John Landsteiner

 

Team Sweden

Niklas Edin

Oskar Eriksson

Rasmus Wranaa

Christoffer Sundgren

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Here we go again with Shuster. He's got flashes of brilliance followed by sessions of incompetence. I don't know what to think of this one.

 

 

Men's

:USA United States of America vs Denmark :DEN  - 4:05pm

 

Team USA

John Shuster

Tyler George

Matt Hamilton

John Landsteiner

 

Team Denmark

Rasmus Stjerne

Johnny Frederiksen

Mikkel Pulsen

Oliver Dupont

 

Thoughts/Background Information

TBD

 

Figure Skating

Men's Short  - 5:00pm

 

Team USA

Nathan Chen

Adam Rippon

Vincent Zhou

 

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Well, it's time for Nathan Chen to prove how good he actually is. An easy medal favorite, he needs to recover from a bad team event to hopefully pull out another medal for the US.

 

 

Freestyle Skiing

Women's Aerials Finals - 3:00am

 

Team USA

Kiley McKinnon

Madison Olsen

 

Recap

These two qualified 5th and 6th in the second round of qualification. They have 3 final rounds, 12->9->6.

 

 

Ice Hockey

Men's

:USA United States of America vs Slovakia :SVK - 7:10pm

 

[I don't want to type all of their names]

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Well, the last game was heartbreaking. An overtime loss to Slovenia makes this matchup essentially a must win. They need 2 more victories for a high seed, otherwise we could be facing a very strong team in the quarterfinals.

 

Skeleton

Men's Runs 3 & 4 - 6:30pm

 

Team USA

Matthew Antoine

John Daly

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Currently in 11th and 13th, they are outside shots for a medal.

 

 

Women's Runs 1 & 2 - 3:20am

 

Team USA

Katie Uhlaender

Kendall Wesenberg

 

Thoughts/Background Information

I don't know if we will get a medal here, but Katie can pull out some good runs.

 

 

Ski Jumping

Men's Large Hill Qualification - 4:30am

 

Team USA

Kevin Bickner

Michael Glasder

Casey Larson

Will Rhoads

 

Recap

Well, we aren't going to medal in this either. This is an experience event, hopefully we can get some to improve the team.

 

 

Snowboard

Women's Snowboard Cross - 5:00pm

 

Team USA

Faye Gulini

Lindsey Jacobellis

Meghan Tierney

 

Thoughts/Background Information

JACO!  The 5x(5-time!, 5-time!), reigning world champion has had some struggles with the olympics, going out in the semis in Vancouver and Sochi after getting a silver in Turin. Gulini was 4th in Sochi, and is an overall good snowboarder. Tierney is only 19, and is coming off a broken back. 

 

 

 

Speed Skating 

Women's 5000m - 3:00am

 

Team USA

Carlijn Schoutens

 

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Not the most likely victory for us, Schoutens is going to be going up against legends like Martina Sabikova. Claudia Pechstein and Ivanie Blondin are also medal threats, but not likely for Schoutens.

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Rdbc    7

:USA  Team USA 2018 - Winter Olympics Schedule :USA

All times in PST

Day 10? (February 18/19th)

 

 

 

 

 

Curling

Women's

:USA United States of America vs Denmark :DEN - 4:05pm

 

Team USA

Nina Roth

Tabitha Peterson

Aileen Geving

Rebecca Hamilton

 

Team Denmark

Madeleine Dupont

Denise Dupont

Julie Hogh

Mathilde Halse

 

Thoughts/Background Information

This is a must win match for the USA Women, Denmark currently sits at 1-4 right underneath us. 

 

 

:USA United States of America vs China :CHN  - 3:05am

 

Team USA

Nina Roth

Tabitha Peterson

Aileen Geving

Rebecca Hamilton

 

Team China

Wang Bingyu

Zhou Yan

Liu Jinli

Ma Jingyi

 

Thoughts/Background Information

This is another must win match for us.

 

 

Men's

:USA United States of America vs Canada :CAN  - 9:05pm

 

 

Team USA

John Shuster

Tyler George

Matt Hamilton

John Landsteiner

 

Team Canada

Kevin Koe

Marc Kennedy

Brent Laing

Ben Hebert

 

Thoughts/Background Information

I don't see us winning this, we need to though!

 

 

 

 

 

Figure Skating

Ice Dance - 5:00pm

 

Team USA

Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani

Madison Chock/Evan Bates

Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue

 

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Madison and Zachary are 4th in the World for Ice Dancing so if they can perform to the best of their abilities we might be able to snag a medal. All of our teams are very good (4th, 6th, 7th) 

 

 

 

Freestyle Skiing

Women's Halfpipe Qualification - 5:00pm

 

Team USA

Brita Sigourney

Annalisa Drew

Devin Logan

Maddie Bowman

 

Thoughts/Background Information

All of our Women have very good chances to get a qualify! Keep your eye on Brita! If I'm not mistaken the top 12 will Qualify! 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice Hockey

Women's Semifinals

:USA United States of America vs Finland :FIN - 8:10pm

 

 

Thoughts/Background Information

 

We have already beat Finland in the group stage 3-1!

 

 

 

Speed Skating

Men's 500m - 3:00am

 

Team USA

Kimani Griffen

Jonathan Garcia

Mitchell Whitmore

 

Thoughts/Background Information

I don't think we have a chance

 

 

Women's Team Persuit - 3:00am

 

Team USA

Heather Bergsma

Brittany Bowe

Mia Manganello

Carlijn Schoutens

 

Thoughts/Background Information

I don't think we have a chance here aswell

 

 

 

 

 

Ski Jumping

Men's Team - 4:30am

 

Team USA

Casey Larson

William Rhoads

Michael Gladser

Kevin Brickner

 

Recap

Men's team is dominated by Norway and Germany so I don't see how we can get in the top 3

 

 

Snowboard

Women's Big Air Qualification - 4:30pm

 

Team USA

Hailey Langland

Julia Marino

Jamie Anderson

Jessika Jenson

 

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Julia Marino is in 12th place for this event in the World Cup. I think Julia has the greatest chance of getting a medal but the chances are slim as Austria, Norway and Japan have some great athletes. 

 

 

 

Bobsleigh

2-Man Run 3 & 4 - 3:15am

 

Team USA

Justin Olsen/Evan Weinstock

Nick Cunningham/Hakeem Abdul-Saboor

Codie Bascue/Sam McGuffie

 

Thoughts/Background Information

At this point it's impossible for us to get top 3 but we can still cheer on our teams and hope they perform well! 

 

 

 

Feels good to be back doing these! I'm already planning what I will be posting during the off season! I can't wait! 

 

 

 

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Until now i will classify this olympics as kind of dissapointing for us, 5 medals, 10 gold, shiffrin no slalom medal, no gold in ski slopestyle, no medal for nathan chan, and again speed skating no medal, off course things can change a little bit, i was thinking 10 gold 20 total, but dont think it will happen (even then it will be way less then the 28 total of sochi, and 37 of vancouver) i guess it's compensated with very good summer games again

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Rdbc    7
3 hours ago, Maxim Fastovsky said:

Until now i will classify this olympics as kind of dissapointing for us, 5 medals, 10 gold, shiffrin no slalom medal, no gold in ski slopestyle, no medal for nathan chan, and again speed skating no medal, off course things can change a little bit, i was thinking 10 gold 20 total, but dont think it will happen (even then it will be way less then the 28 total of sochi, and 37 of vancouver) i guess it's compensated with very good summer games again

 

This is my first time fully watching the Winter Olympics so I don't know what to expect but I'm still surprised by the results so far aswell. I honestly think we could have a in Mixed Doubles Curling if it wasn't for throwing our lead at end 5 most games. I mean I feel like I've noticed lots of young athletes these games (Red Gerard, Chloe Kim, Nathan Chen, Maame Biney, etc.) Who will only get better over the years. 

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possibly, but you never know what will happen in 4 years, and it's dissapointing looking at totals from 2014, and 2010 and seeing such a big discrepancy, even if it's halfway through, we will not be anywhere close to it

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pjwasz    13

Sorry for being randomly AFK. I went on a weekend vacation for President's Day. Working on today schedule.

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:USA  Team USA 2018 - Winter Olympics Schedule :USA

All times in PST

Day 12 (February 21st)

 

 

Alpine Skiing

Women's Downhill: 6:00pm

 

Team USA

Breezy Johnson

Alice McKennis

Laurenne Ross
Lindsey Vonn

 

Thoughts/Background Information

After a pretty disappointing Super G, will Vonn recover in her best event? 

 

 

Bobsleigh

Women's Heats 3 & 4 - 3:40am

 

Team USA

Elena Meyers Taylor

Lauren Gibbs

 

Jamie Grubel-Poser

Aja Evans

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Elena Meyers Taylor has won 2 medals in the 2 women event, Silver and Bronze. She sits in 2nd with her brakewoman Lauren Gibbs, who is making her Olympic debut. The other US sled has the Bronze medalists from Sochi, who are sitting in 4th. Great chance for a medal, even 2.

 

 

 

Cross-Country Skiing

Men and Women's Team Sprint - 12:00mid

 

Team USA

Erik Bjornsen

Simi Hamilton

 

Jessie Diggins

Kikkan Randall

 

Thoughts/Background Information

I don't think our Men's team will do that well, but our Women's team won the 2013 Worlds and Diggins and Randall both medalled in the sprint in the 2017 Worlds.

 

 

Curling

Men's

:USA United States of America vs Great Britian :GBR - 9:05pm

 

Team USA

John Shuster

Tyler George

Matt Hamilton

John Landsteiner

 

Team Great Britian

Kyle Smith

Thomas Muirhead

Kyle Waddell

Cameron Smith

 

 

Women's

:USA United States of America vs Sweden :SWE  - 3:05am

 

Team USA

John Shuster

Tyler George

Matt Hamilton

John Landsteiner

 

Team Sweden

Anna Hasselborg

Sara McManus

Agnes Knochenhauer

Sofia Mabergs

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Both of these matches follow similar paths. Last draw for their respective genders, facing a top team, with a spot in the tiebreakers on the line. MUST win for both. Women also need a Japan loss to Switzerland.

 

 

 

Figure Skating

Ladies Short  - 5:00pm

 

Team USA

Karen Chen

Mirai Nagasu

Bradie Tennell

 

 

Thoughts/Background Information

I think these 3 are spectacular skaters. I don't think they will medal. Medvedeva, Osmond, Zagitova, Kostner, Miyahara, Sakamoto, etc, are all sooooo good.

 

 

Ice Hockey

Men's

:USA United States of America vs Czech Republic :CZE - 7:10pm

 

[I don't want to type all of their names]

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Nothing else matters, Quarterfinals are now. Big win against Slovakia should give them a good amount of confidence to hopefully get a good push into the semis.

 

Snowboard

Men's Big Air - 5:00pm

 

Team USA

Chris Corning

Red Gerard

Kyle Mack

Ryan Stassel

 

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Ryan Stassel has my favorite snowboarder nickname: "Razzle Dazzle." That said, I don't think we're going to get too much of that. These 4 are slopestyle guys, so I don't know what level of tricks they will pull out.

 

 

 

Speed Skating 

Ladies' Team Pursuit - 4:13am

 

Team USA

Carlijn Schoutens

Heather Bergsma

Brittany Bowe

Mia Manganello

 

 

Thoughts/Background Information

So...the Dutch are a thing. And they are damn good. I think we lose the semi, but we might pull an upset in the Bronze final.

 

 

Men's Team Pursuit - 3:00am

 

Team USA

Brian Hansen

Emery Lehman

Joey Mantia

 

 

Thoughts/Background Information

This is Final D. We're just going for pride here.

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:USA  Team USA 2018 - Winter Olympics Results :USA

Day 12 (February 21st)

 

 

Alpine Skiing

Women's Downhill: 6:00pm

 

Team USA

Breezy Johnson - 7th

Alice McKennis - 5th

Laurenne Ross - 15th
Lindsey Vonn - 3rd

 

Recap

I feel that it is safe to call this a success. Obviously, it is great that Vonn got a bronze medal, but Breezy and Alice getting Top 10 finishes are also awesome! Was hoping that Vonn would win the gold, but I'll settle for a bronze.

 

 

Bobsleigh

Women's Heats 3 & 4 - 3:40am

 

Team USA

Elena Meyers Taylor - 2nd

Lauren Gibbs - 2nd

 

Jamie Grubel-Poser - 5th

Aja Evans - 5th

 

Recap

So close! That's Elena's second silver medal in a row, by only 7 hundredths of a second. Great showing by both sleds, Jamie and Aja missed a medal by only .13 seconds. Hopefully they can make one more great run.

 

 

 

Cross-Country Skiing

Men and Women's Team Sprint - 12:00mid

 

Team USA

Erik Bjornsen - 6th

Simi Hamilton - 6th

 

Jessie Diggins - 1st

Kikkan Randall - 1st

 

Recap

GOLD MEDAL! First in Cross Country skiing for the US and first medal for women's cross country skiing for the US. Amazing! Stellar performance by those two and by the men's pair, getting a 6th place finish. Very exciting stuff.

 

 

Curling

Men's

:USA United States of America 10 vs 4 Great Britian :GBR - 9:05pm

 

Team USA

John Shuster

Tyler George

Matt Hamilton

John Landsteiner

 

Team Great Britian

Kyle Smith

Thomas Muirhead

Kyle Waddell

Cameron Smith

 

Recap

Winner winner, chicken dinner! Big win for the Shuster rink to put them into the top 4 and give them a birth in the semis! They are guaranteed a top 4 after this win and Japan's loss. Wonderful!

 

Women's

:USA United States of America 6 vs 9 Sweden :SWE  - 3:05am

 

Team USA

Nina Roth

Tabitha Peterson

Aileen Geving

Becca Hamilton

 

Team Sweden

Anna Hasselborg

Sara McManus

Agnes Knochenhauer

Sofia Mabergs

 

Recap

Oof. Very close match, down to the 10th end. So close to getting into the tiebreakers and possibly a medal. Still, good performance from the Roth rink, and they should be proud.

 

 

 

Figure Skating

Ladies Short  - 5:00pm

 

Team USA

Karen Chen - 10th

Mirai Nagasu - 9th

Bradie Tennell - 11th

 

 

Recap

That's rather amusing, that the USA skaters all were next to each other. However, they are well out of the medals, as each one of them had a fall. 

 

 

Ice Hockey

Men's

:USA United States of Americavs  3 Czech Republic :SVK - 7:10pm

 

[I don't want to type all of their names]

 

Recap

This was a sad game to watch. Incredible performance from everyone, and they had a good run, sans a few games. Still, was hoping for a little more in that shootout.

 

 

Snowboard

Men's Big Air - 5:00pm

 

Team USA

Chris Corning - Q

Red Gerard - Q

Kyle Mack - Q

Ryan Stassel

 

 

Recap

3 out of 4 ain't bad. Stassel had a rough heat, but the other 3 have good potential to throw down something huge in the final.

 

 

 

Speed Skating 

Ladies' Team Pursuit - 4:13am

 

Team USA

Carlijn Schoutens

Heather Bergsma

Brittany Bowe

Mia Manganello

 

 

Recap

A victory for America over Canada to give us the bronze! Great job, and the first speed skating medal for the US at these games.

 

 

Men's Team Pursuit - 3:00am

 

Team USA

Brian Hansen

Emery Lehman

Joey Mantia

 

 

Recap

We lost. Last place. Need a lot of improvement here.

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:USA  Team USA 2018 - Winter Olympics Schedule :USA

All times in PST

Day 13 (February 22nd)

 

 

Alpine Skiing

Men's Slalom: 5:00pm

 

Team USA

David Chodounsky

Mark Engel
Nolan Kasper

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Not a really good medal chance in this one.

 

Women's Combined:

Downhill: 6:30pm

Slalom: 10:00pm

 

Team USA

Alice Merryweather

Mikaela Shiffrin
Lindsey Vonn

 

Thoughts/Background Information

We have one of the best downhillers in the world and one of the best slalom skiers in the world. They need to be good in the other's discipline to win this race, and I think Mikaela has a strong advantage to do that.

 

 

Biathlon

Women's 4x6km Relay - 3:15am

 

Team USA

Susan Dunklee

Clare Egan

Emily Dreissigacker

Madeleine Phaneuf

Joanne Reid

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Considering that we didn't get a top 50 in the sprint, I'm not hopeful for a good finish in the relay.

 

 

Curling

Men's

:USA United States of America vs Canada :CAN - 3:05am

 

Team USA

John Shuster

Tyler George

Matt Hamilton

John Landsteiner

 

Team Canada

Kevin Koe

Marc Kennedy

Brent Laing

Ben Hebert

 

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Ooooooooh, boy! Here we go! Semifinals for the men. Winner goes to the final, loser to the bronze medal match. USA won the prelim game, but these are the Canadians, man. This would be the first time they wouldn't make the final if they lost.

 

 

Freestyle Skiing

Men's Ski Halfpipe  - 6:30pm

 

Team USA

Aaron Blunck

Alex Ferreira

David Wise

Torin Yater-Wallace

 

 

Thoughts/Background Information

We have 4 of the top halfpipe skiers ever. Honestly, we could medal sweep. 

 

 

Ice Hockey

Women's

:USA United States of America vs Canada :CAN - 8:10pm

 

[I don't want to type all of their names]

 

Thoughts/Background Information

THIS IS IT! The Gold Medal game! Get freakin hyped. The best rivalry in hockey, part...I don't even know at this point

 

 

Nordic Combined

Team Large Hill/4x5km  - 6:30pm

 

Team USA

Bryan Fletcher

Taylor Fletcher

Ben Berend

Ben Loomis

 

 

Thoughts/Background Information

It's a decent team, but not one that will likely win a medal.

 

 

Snowboard

Women's Big Air - 4:30pm

 

Team USA

Jamie Anderson

Jessika Jenson

Julia Marino

 

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Not the best Qualification results for these guys, but still, it's Big Air, anything's possible.

 

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:USA  Team USA 2018 - Winter Olympics Results :USA

Day 13 (February 22nd)

 

 

Alpine Skiing

Men's Slalom

 

Team USA

David Chodounsky - 18th

Mark Engel - 31st
Nolan Kasper - DNF

 

Recap

Not the worst result. Not the best. Pretty okay with this.

 

Women's Combined:

 

Team USA

Alice Merryweather - 15th

Mikaela Shiffrin - 2nd
Lindsey Vonn - DNF

 

Recap

Vonn going out on the slalom was a huge loss for the US. But Mikaela Shiffrin did a great job in both runs. Alice Merryweather did a good job finishing both runs.

 

 

Biathlon

Women's 4x6km Relay

 

Team USA

Susan Dunklee - 13th

Clare Egan- 13th

Emily Dreissigacker- 13th

Joanne Reid- 13th

 

Recap

Susan Dunklee did a great job starting off, but our follow up wasn't quite there, as Emily and Joanna did, honestly, a pretty poor job shooting. Hopefully this team can improve.

 

 

Curling

Men's

:USA United States of America 3 vs 5 Canada :CAN 

 

 

Team USA

John Shuster

Tyler George

Matt Hamilton

John Landsteiner

 

Team Canada

Kevin Koe

Marc Kennedy

Brent Laing

Ben Hebert

 

 

Recap

INCREDIBLE! What an upset! America is going to its first final, while Canada will not be going for the first time! And this is the second win for Shuster against Canada. What a Games for this team!

 

 

Freestyle Skiing

Men's Ski Halfpipe

 

Team USA

Aaron Blunck - 7th

Alex Ferreira - 2nd

David Wise - 1st

Torin Yater-Wallace - 9th

 

 

Recap

Another incredible result for the US! An absolutely amazing performance for this team! What a day for the US!

 

 

Ice Hockey

Women's

:USA United States of America 3 vs 2 Canada :CAN 

 

[I don't want to type all of their names]

 

Recap

YEEEEEEEEEEEES! I lost so much sleep over this game and I don't regret one second of it! FINALLY got the Gold and beat Canada at the Olympics! These women are incredible!

 

 

Nordic Combined

Team Large Hill/4x5km

 

Team USA

Bryan Fletcher - 10th

Taylor Fletcher- 10th

Ben Berend- 10th

Ben Loomis- 10th

 

 

Recap

There were only 10 teams.

 

 

Snowboard

Women's Big Air

 

Team USA

Jamie Anderson - 2nd

Jessika Jenson - 11th

Julia Marino - 10th

 

Recap

Nabbed another medal for the US in this event. Second medal for Jamie in these Olympics. Awesome performance for her!

 

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:USA  Team USA 2018 - Winter Olympics Schedule :USA

All times in PST

Day 14 (February 23rd)

 

 

Biathlon

Men's 4x7.5km Relay - 3:15am

 

Team USA

Tim Burke

Lowell Bailey

Leif Nordgren

Russell Currier

Sean Doherty

 

Thoughts/Background Information

Bailey and Burke are pretty decent biathletes, but I'm not very hopeful for a medal here either.

 

 

Figure Skating

Ladies Free - 5:00pm

 

Team USA

Karen Chen

Mirai Nagasu

Bradie Tennell

 

 

Thoughts/Background Information

We are not in a good position to medal in this event. 9th, 10th, and 11th going into it, all 3 were unable to have a clean skate in the short, and that is going to basically eliminated from a medal.

 

 

Speed Skating 

Men's 1000m - 2:00am

 

Team USA

Shani Davis

Joey Mantia

Mitchell Whitmore

 

 

Recap

All 3 of these gentlemen are strong skaters and could challenge for a medal if they are able to skate particularly well. Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case for the US these Olympics.

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