The United States has officially swept the podium. Three more medals were added to the States’ tally on Feb. 13, when the men’s team dominated the skiing slopestyle.
Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy, and Nick Goepper just skiied their way into the Olympic history books.
U.S. Olympic Skiers Sweep Men’s Inaugural Slopestyle
Victory is ours!
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Joss Christensen skied his way to gold in the skiing slopestyle’s Olympic debut, earning a score of 95.80 to beat teammates Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper, who earned silver and gold respectively. Gus — who has been friends with Joss since childhood — earned a 93.60, while Nick pulled an impressive 92.40. The fourth member of the American team — Bobby Brown — also qualified for the final and finished ninth.
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The last time the U.S. swept a winter games podium was in 2002, when the men’s snowboarding team won all three medals in the halfpipe. Many years before that, in 1956, the men’s figure skating team swept the individual singles.
In short, Joss, Gus, and Nick have earned themselves a solid night of Olympic Village Tindering.
Men’s Hockey Team Defeats Slovakia 7-1
Of course, these three soon-to-be-legends aren’t the only fellas due for a night of Tinder bliss on Feb. 13. The U.S. men’s hockey team crushed Slovakia earlier in the day, in a shocking 7-1 defeat. The American team — led by Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny, whose father Peter once played for the Slovakian team — scored six times in the second period, to tie an a U.S. Olympic record for most goals in a period that was established in 1956.
However, unlike their skiing brethren, the hockey boys can’t start celebrating too hard just yet — they will face off against Alex Ovechkin and his formidable Russian team on Saturday, Feb. 15.
What do you think of Joss, Guss, and Nick’s big accomplishment, HollywoodLifers? Have you been digging the Sochi games?
— Shaunna Murphy