Anderson qualifies for slopestyle final
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. -- Jamie Anderson moved closer to wrapping up a spot on the U.S. Olympic snowboarding team Friday, finishing first in slopestyle qualifying at the U.S. Grand Prix.
Anderson, a four-time Winter X Games champion, is trying for back-to-back wins in Olympic selection events. She won the Dew Tour last week.
She posted a 96.0 in qualifying, and if she is the top American finisher in Sunday's final, she'll wrap up one of the two available slopestyle spots on the U.S. team with three qualifying events still remaining.
In other action Friday, Maggie Voisin stayed on the path toward the Olympics, finishing first in ski slopestyle qualifying at the season's second qualifying event.
After falling and posting a score of 6.8 in her first run at the U.S. Grand Prix, the Montana teenager scored an 88.0 on her second trip. Voisin will go last in Saturday's final, hoping to add to a third-place finish on her birthday last week in the season's first Olympic selection event.
Germany's Lisa Zimmerman finished second and American Greta Eliassen was third on a snowy, windblown day that was tough on some top contenders.
American Devin Logan and Canadian Kim Lamarre, who finished 1-2 last week, each failed to make finals.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.