Pyeongchang Olympics Freestyle Skiing Men

Casey Andringa runs the course during the men's moguls qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Monday.

LEE JIN-MAN, Associated Press

Milwaukee-born skier Casey Andringa not only qualified for the Olympic men's moguls finals Monday night, he made a run at a medal.

Andringa finished fifth at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

He scored 75.5 points in his last run down the 250-meter course, his lowest score on four runs Monday.

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury won the gold at 86.63 points. Australia's Matt Graham took the silver and Japan's Daichi Hara the bronze.

Andringa didn't earn direct qualification to the final last Friday, finishing 14th among 28 competitors.

In the second qualifier on Monday, he scored 77.37 points, third-best when the top 10 advanced.

Andringa's first two runs in the finals scored 80.73 and 80.80, placing him fifth and third, respectively, after those rounds.

His parents, Jeff and Pam, are both former University of Wisconsin athletes who grew up in Madison. Jeff played hockey; Pam was a gymnast.

Their family moved from Wisconsin to Colorado when Casey Andringa was 3.

Ski jumping

Florence's Nita Englund finished 31st of 35 competitors in the first round of the women's normal hill ski jumping on Monday and missed qualifying for the final.

The top 30 jumpers advanced. Englund, 25, had a point total of 57.9 after a jump of 77 meters from the 109-meter hill.

Her U.S. teammate, Abby Ringquist, got the last qualifying spot at 62 points.


Todd D. Milewski covers Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey and the UW Athletic Department for the Wisconsin State Journal.