Hall and Goepper finish top-two in men’s ski slopestyle
The Americans didn’t sweep the podium like they did eight years ago in Sochi, but they came close because Alex Room and Nick Goepper won the top two spots in the men’s freestyle slopestyle final.
Hall drew an incredibly creative line all the way, especially on the last two jumps. On the first of those two, Hall flipped a 720 switch on the jump knuckle, then got back into the air for another 540-degree spin. His last jump was to pull out a double cork 1080 at the last moment – an airborne “pretzel” – and turn it into a 900.
With a first run that scored a 90.01, Hall climbed to the top of the standings, but none of the other skiers in the stacked pack were able to pass him.
Goepper came the closest, landing an extremely smooth run down the course on his second attempt to score an 86.48 and clinch the silver medal. Sweden Jesper Tjader secure bronze.
The third American in the final, silver medalist in big air colby stevensonfinished seventh but managed to land a double cork 1800 switch on his first run.
Results: Freeski Slopestyle Men
🥇 Alex Hall (USA)
🥈 Nick Goepper (USA)
🥉 Jesper Tjader (Sweden)