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Olenick grabs ski pipe bronze

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, Co Colorado
Vail Daily/Preston UtleyCarbondale's Peter Olenick airs high above the crowd during the Friday night skiing superpipe final at the Winter X Games in Aspen. Olenick placed third in front of his hometown crowd. Vail
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ASPEN, Colo. Hitting the superpipe with two of the best skiers in the country, namely Tanner Hall and Simon Dumont, Carbondale’s Peter Olenick showed he fit right in, taking home a bronze medal in X-Games.Olenick’s best score was a 90, four points behind Dumont and five behind Hall. Olenick’s X-Games medal count is now three and the 26-year-old will look to add more on Sunday in the skiing slopestyle final.

In men’s snowboarder X on Friday, all three area riders qualified for Saturday’s quarterfinals. Basalt’s Jason Smith led the way, taking 10th overall with a time of one minute and 6.233 seconds. Ross Trulove and Cleve Johnson, both of Carbondale, finished 16th and 17th with times of 1:07.391 and 1:07.408, respectively.

They will return to the snowboard X course today at 11 a.m. The order of snowboarder X events today will go as follows: men’s quarterfinals, women’s semifinals, men’s semis, women’s final, men’s final, women’s consolation finals then men’s consolation finals.



Lloyd Tucker finished 18th in men’s skier X competition on Friday with a time of 1 minute and 0.897 seconds to advance to the quarterfinals. Tucker, who is from Carbondale, will compete again on Sunday at noon. The order of skier X events will go as follows: men’s quarterfinals, women’s semifinals, men’s semis, women’s final, men’s final, women’s consolation finals then men’s consolation finals. For more information on the X-Games, visit http://www.postindependent.com/xgames.


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