U.S. athlete Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), the defending champion in women’s tricks, earned the top seed for the finals of women’s tricks with a score of 9,300 points in Saturday’s semifinals. U.S. athlete Alex Lauretano (Windermere, Fla.) also advanced to the finals (No. 3 seed) of women’s tricks (8,400 points). In men’s tricks, U.S. athletes Adam Pickos (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) and Russell Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.) advanced to the finals with scores of 11,320 points and 10,970 points, respectively. Pickos is the No. 2 seed for the finals and Gay will be the No. 4 seed. Belarus’ Aliaksei Zharnasek grabbed the No. 1 seed with a score of 12,020 points.
In women’s slalom, U.S. athlete Regina Jaquess advanced to the finals as the No. 2 seed, scoring 2-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off. Canada’s Whitney McClintock secured the No. 1 seed with a score of 4 bupys at 38 feet off. In men’s slalom, U.S. athlete Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) earned the top seed with a score of 3 buoys at 41 feet off.
Jaquess also advanced to the finals of women’s jumping, earning the No. 4 seed with a distance of 168 feet. Australia’s Jacinta Carroll grabbed the top seed with a course-record distance of 184 feet.
In men’s jumping, U.S. athlete Freddy Krueger advanced to the finals, securing the No 2 seed with a distance of 218 feet. Canada’s Ryan Dodd secured the no. 1 seed with a 226-foot jump.
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