Bright scored a 45.8 to guarantee she'll go last in Thursday night's final. Daron Rahlves and Casey Puckett are supposed to be a couple of feel-good Olympic stories - two 30-something veterans heading back to the games to give it one more shot in the crazy new freestyle sport of skicross. Teter, who finished second in contests Friday and Saturday night, said she will give... Australian Torah Bright and America's Kelly Clark have finished first and second in Olympic halfpipe qualifying, setting up a showdown for the finals. ---- Rancho Santa Fe's Shaun White received what a Winter X Games doctor called a thorough medical evaluation before he was cleared to head back down the superpipe after a skull-rattling accident that left him seeing stars. Halfpipe riders Greg Bretz and Elena Hight have been added to the U. After beating UC San Diego 19-8 earlier in the day in the teams’ season opener, the seventh-ranked San Diego State women’s water polo team stunned third-ranked UCLA 7-6 in overtime yesterday at the Michigan Kick-Off in Ann Arbor, Mich. Defending Olympic halfpipe gold medalist Hannah Teter is donating her winnings from this weekend's U. Snowboarding Grand Prix to help earthquake victims in Haiti. It's gnarly and it's competitive," the 22-year-old Josey said. Josey entered the week sixth in points in the Olympic team chase."There are so many talented riders all gunning for those spots.
While White and Ferguson had the two best scores in qualifying, Japan's Yuto Totsuka was third with 91.75 and Australia's Scotty James fourth with 88.75.
Naito Ando, JPN 73.75Notable non-finalists: Brett Esser (12th), Louie Vito (15th), Rakai Tait (17th), Gabe Ferguson (23rd), Robert Pettit (27th)Women’s SNOWBOARD HALFPIPE FINALISTS1. Josey scored 76 in the first of two heats Thursday to qualify for Saturday's final.
"But at the end of the day you have to treat it like a normal competition and just take it day-by-day, run-by-run and try to focus on snowboarding and feeling good and having fun."Josey of Hailey, Idaho, is among those seeking one of the four U. Olympic team spots, and he'll have a chance to push himself into the thick of the picture this weekend.
The final Olympic selection event in snowboard halfpipe event saw youth rule in Mammoth Mountain, Calif., on Sunday. Bleiler, the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, never finished higher than third in five Olympic selection events.
Farrington won with a first-run score of 91.4 points to wrap up her trip to Sochi. Farrington, 24, is not one of them, though she owns a 2011 Winter X Games silver medal. Hight, the first woman to land a 900 in competition in 2002 and a double cork in 2013, never finished higher than fifth.