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Logan Seals Sochi Spot

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USSA
2014-01-17 14:58
 

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 17) – U.S. Freeskiing double-threat Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) mathematically clinched her spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle skiing Friday with her impressive victory at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. Canadians Dara Howell and Kaya Turski couldn’t surpass Logan’s 87.40 she scored on the King’s Crown slopestyle course and they settled for second and third. Logan will compete in the fourth Olympic qualifier for halfpipe Friday evening at a chance to make the first-ever Olympic team for halfpipe skiing. Watch the qualifier on NBCSN or stream it on nbcsports.com/liveextra at 11:00 p.m. EST.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Freeskiing double-threat Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) mathematically clinched her spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle skiing Friday with her impressive victory at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix.
  • Canadians Dara Howell and Kaya Turski couldn’t surpass Logan’s 87.40 she scored on the King’s Crown slopestyle course and they settled for second and third.
  • Rookie Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) finished just off the podium in fourth while Julia Krass (Hanover, NH) took fifth.
  • Logan’s winning run: Flat down to switch, switch on to straight out of flat barrel, blind 270 out of the up barrel, rightside 540 safety, switch 540 safety, leftside 720 and disaster on last handrail.
  • The competition comes down to the wire for the rest of the women, who will battle for the podium one last time at the fifth and final slopestyle skiing qualifier on Saturday.
  • Logan will compete in the fourth Olympic qualifier for halfpipe Friday evening at a chance to make the first-ever Olympic team for halfpipe skiing.
  • Watch the qualifier on NBCSN or stream it on nbcsports.com/liveextra at 11:00 p.m. EST.

QUOTES
Devin Logan
I don't even know what to feel right now. I can't believe that just happened. It makes me feel a whole lot better about going into pipe tonight. It's a bit of a confidence booster. I will probably not compete in slope tomorrow and concentrate on pipe and hopefully get that spot. 

I never thought I would go to Sochi. I always dreamed of it, but never thought it would happen like this. I can't wait to go there and represent the USA and bring home another podium for us. 

I've been doing both halfpipe and slopestyle since I was 13, so they both come naturally and one helps the other. Why not go for two? It's better to go for two chances than one. Hopefully I can bring home a couple medals. The two aren't really different. If you can do a trick in the pipe you can do it on the jump, you are just entering from a different axis.

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