United States at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics

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United States at the
2012 Winter Youth Olympics
Flag of the United States.svg
IOC code USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
Website www.teamusa.org
in Innsbruck
Competitors 57[1] in 15 sports
Flag bearer Jake Peterson[2]
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 3 3 8
Winter Youth Olympics appearances

The United States competed at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Ferguson, BenBen Ferguson Snowboarding Boys' halfpipe January 15
 Gold Britcher, SummerSummer Britcher
Tucker West
Ty Andersen
Pat Edmunds
Luge Mixed team relay January 17
 Gold  Shoma Uno (JPN)
 Bauth, JordanJordan Bauth (USA)
 Eugenia Tkachenka / Yuri Hulitski (BLR)
Figure skating Mixed NOC team January 21
 Silver Gold, ArielleArielle Gold Snowboarding Girls' halfpipe January 15
 Silver Ferguson, BenBen Ferguson Snowboarding Boys' slopestyle January 19
 Silver Gold, ArielleArielle Gold Snowboarding Girls' slopestyle January 19
 Bronze Blunck, AaronAaron Blunck Freestyle skiing Boys' halfpipe January 15
 Bronze Andersen, TyTy Andersen
Pat Edmunds
Luge Boys' doubles January 16
 Bronze Kubek, AnnaAnna Kubek
Heather Mooney
Sean Doherty
Patrick Caldwell
Cross-country skiing
Biathlon
Cross-country Biathlon mixed relay January 21
 Bronze  Dropkin, KoreyKorey Dropkin (USA)
 Marina Verenich (RUS)
Curling Mixed doubles January 22

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

The United States sent a maximum of two athletes to compete in the alpine skiing event, one male and one female athlete.[1][3][4]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Alex Leever Boys' Super-G 1:06.33 1:06.33 16
Boys' combined 1:05.98 37.36 1:43.34 10
Boys' giant slalom 59.89 56.09 1:55.98 11
Boys' slalom 40.44 DNF
Julia Mueller-Ristine Girls' Super-G DNF
Girls' combined 1:07.93 40.17 1:48.10 17
Girls' giant slalom 1:01.86 1:01.31 2:03.17 24
Girls' slalom 46.48 41.31 1:27.79 12

Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon[edit]

The United States qualified two male and two female biathletes.[1][5]

Individual
Athlete Event Time Penalties Rank
Sean Doherty Boys' sprint 20:47.5 3 12
Boys' pursuit 31:44.3 8 14
Nick Proell Boys' sprint 22:21.8 2 32
Boys' pursuit 36:03.6 8 40
Anna Kubek Girls' sprint 18:56.7 1 13
Girls' pursuit 30:28.5 3 10
Aleksandra Zakrzewska Girls' sprint 21:21.8 4 39
Girls' pursuit 37:18.6 10 41
Mixed
Athletes Event Time Penalties Rank
Anna Kubek
Aleksandra Zakrzewska
Nick Proell
Sean Doherty
Mixed relay 1:20:03.4 20 14
Anna Kubek
Heather Mooney
Sean Doherty
Patrick Caldwell
Cross-country Biathlon mixed relay 1:05:23.0 5 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Bobsleigh pictogram.svg Bobsleigh[edit]

The United States sent a pair of athletes to compete in the two-man bobsled event.[1]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Cody Bascue
Jake Peterson
Two-boys 54.98 54.67 1:49.65 7

Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross country skiing[edit]

The United States qualified one male and one female cross-country skier.[1][3][4][6]

Individual
Athlete Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Patrick Caldwell Boys' 10 km classical 31:30.1 16
Boys' sprint 1:46.5 4 Q (LL) 1:47.3 3 Q (LL) 1:47.0 5
Heather Mooney Girls' 5 km classical 16:18.8 13
Girls' sprint 2:09.6 5 Did not advance
Notes
  • LL – Lucky loser; lucky losers in the cross country skiing sprint competitions qualified for the next round by posting the best heat times among the third and fourth placed competitors in that round.
Mixed
Athletes Event Final
Time Rank
Anna Kubek
Heather Mooney
Sean Doherty
Patrick Caldwell
Cross-country Biathlon mixed relay 1:05:23.0 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Curling pictogram.svg Curling[edit]

The United States qualified a mixed team of two junior men and two junior women. The team representing the United States was decided at the Youth Olympic Games playdown in Grafton, North Dakota.[7]

Mixed team[edit]

Team[1]

Skip: Korey Dropkin
Third: Sarah Anderson
Second: Thomas Howell
Lead: Taylor Anderson

Standings[edit]

Key
Teams to Playoffs
Teams to Tiebreakers

Final Round Robin Standings

Blue Group Skip W L
 United States Korey Dropkin 7 0
 Switzerland Michael Brunner 6 1
 Czech Republic Marek Černovský 4 3
 China Bai Yang 3 4
 Norway Markus Skogvold 3 4
 South Korea Kang Sue-yeon 2 5
 New Zealand Luke Steele 2 5
 Estonia Robert-Kent Päll 1 6

Round Robin Results[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
 Italy (Mosaner) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 X 7
 United States (Dropkin) 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 X 5

Final place: 5

Mixed doubles[edit]

Teams

Results[edit]

Athletes Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
 Sarah Anderson (USA)
 Go Ke-on (KOR)
 Brunner (SUI)
 Muskatewitz (GER)
L 6–8
Did not advance
 Korey Dropkin (USA)
 Marina Verenich (RUS)
 Stern (SUI)
 Rõuk (EST)
W 13–3
 Steele (NZL)
 Heldin (SWE)
W 10–3
 Brown (CAN)
 Reichel (AUT)
W 9–3
 Brunner (SUI)
 Muskatewitz (GER)
L 3–7
Bronze medal final
 Yoo (KOR)
 Tamakuma (JPN)
W 6–5
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
 Yang Ying (CHN)
 Thomas Howell (USA)
 Genner (AUT)
 Gisler (SUI)
W 10–2
 Sesaker (NOR)
 Kim (KOR)
L 4–10
Did not advance
 Duncan Menzies (GBR)
 Taylor Anderson (USA)
 Adviento (NZL)
 Meier (SUI)
W 8–7
 Wranå (SWE)
 Zirk (EST)
W 6–4
 Yoo (KOR)
 Tamakuma (JPN)
L 4–7
Did not advance
Round of 32[edit]
Round of 16[edit]
Quarterfinals[edit]
Semifinals[edit]
Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
 Michael Brunner (SUI)
 Nicole Muskatewitz (GER)
1 1 0 2 0 3 0 X 7
 Korey Dropkin (USA)
 Marina Verenich (RUS) Hammer (Last Stone First End)
0 0 1 0 1 0 1 X 3
Bronze Medal Game[edit]
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
 Korey Dropkin (USA)
 Marina Verenich (RUS) Hammer (Last Stone First End)
1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 6
 Yoo Min-hyeon (KOR)
 Mako Tamakuma (JPN)
0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 5

Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating[edit]

The United States qualified a total of three singles skaters and three skating pairs. However, there were only one athlete in girls' singles, one pair team in pair skating, and two pairs teams in ice dancing. Originally, the United States had received a quota spot in the boys' singles competition and an additional quota spot in the girls' singles competition, but U.S. Figure Skating announced that those spots will not be filled.[1][8]

Individual/Pairs
Athlete Event SP/OD FS/FD Total Rank
Points Rank Points Rank
Jordan Bauth Girls' singles 42.33 7 81.06 7 123.39 7
Caitlin Belt
Michael Johnson
Pair skating 38.65 4 70.96 4 109.61 4
Rachel Parsons
Michael Parsons
Ice dancing 44.69 4 69.53 4 114.22 4
Mixed NOC
Athlete Event Men (M) Women (W) Ice dance (ID) Total
Points
Final
Rank
Score Points Score Points Score Points
M:  Shoma Uno (JPN)
W:  Jordan Bauth (USA)
ID:  Eugenia Tkachenka / Yuri Hulitski (BLR)
Mixed NOC team 112.72 7 77.84 7 44.36 2 16 1st, gold medalist(s)

Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg Freestyle skiing[edit]

The United States has qualified two male and two female skiers, one each in the half-pipe and ski cross categories for each gender.[1][3][4][9]

Half-pipe
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Aaron Blunck Boys' halfpipe 75.75 3 Q 87.50 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Jeanne Crane-Mauzy Girls' halfpipe DNS Did not advance
Ski cross
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Lesley Wilson Girls' ski cross 1:02.64 10 Cancelled 10

Ice hockey pictogram.svg Ice hockey[edit]

The United States sent one boys' ice hockey team consisting of 17 athletes.

Team[edit]

The team roster is listed as follows:[1][10][11]

No. Pos. 2012 Winter Youth Olympics United States U-16 boys' ice hockey team roster Height Weight Birthdate Hometown Current Team
30 G Halladay, LoganLogan Halladay 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 17 August 1996 Cary, North Carolina Carolina Jr. Hurricanes (NAPAL)
1 G Minney, EdwinEdwin Minney 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 29 March 1996 Wind Gap, Pennsylvania DC Capitals (TIER-1 ELITE)
3 D Baughman, AdamAdam Baughman 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 3 January 1996 Chicago, Illinois Chicago Mission (HPHL)
2 D Billitier, NathanNathan Billitier 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 20 March 1996 Spencerport, New York Rochester Stars (EJHL)
4 D Bliss, RyanRyan Bliss 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 22 June 1996 Bedford, New Hampshire St. Paul's School
5 D Glover, JackJack Glover 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 17 May 1996 Golden Valley, Minnesota Benilde-St. Margaret's School
6 D Jacobs, JoshuaJoshua Jacobs 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 15 February 1996 Shelby Township, Michigan Detroit Honeybaked (HPHL)
8 D Kerr, KevinKevin Kerr 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 9 February 1996 Bensalem, Pennsylvania Team Comcast (TIER-1 ELITE)
10 F Clarke, BlakeBlake Clarke 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 24 January 1996 Wildwood, Missouri Fargo Force (USHL)
12 F Eichel, JackJack Eichel 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 28 October 1996 North Chelmsford, Massachusetts Boston Jr. Bruins (EJHL)
11 F Fiegl, JaredJared Fiegl 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 23 January 1996 Parker, Colorado Colorado Rampage (TIER-1 ELITE)
9 F Gersich, ShaneShane Gersich 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 10 July 1996 Chaska, Minnesota Holy Family Catholic High School
18 F Godbout, MarcelMarcel Godbout 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 4 June 1996 Center Line, Michigan Shattuck St. Mary's School
15 F Magyar, NicholasNicholas Magyar 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 29 May 1996 Mentor, Ohio Cleveland Jr. Barons
14 F MacInnis, RyanRyan MacInnis 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 14 February 1996 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Amateur Blues (TIER-1 ELITE)
16 F Schmaltz, NickNick Schmaltz 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 23 February 1996 Verona, Wisconsin Chicago Mission (HPHL)
17 F Wegwerth, JoeJoe Wegwerth 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 16 June 1996 Brewster, New York Brewster Bulldogs (EJHL)
Coaching staff

Head Coach: Ben Smith[12]
Athletic Trainer: Stan Wong

Results[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Legend
Teams to Playoffs
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff PTS
Russia Russia 4 3 0 0 1 25 9 +16 9
Canada Canada 4 2 1 0 1 20 7 +13 8
Finland Finland 4 2 0 1 1 13 11 +2 7
United States United States 4 2 0 0 2 14 18 –4 6
Austria Austria 4 0 0 0 4 3 30 –27 0
14 January
12:30
United States United States 7 – 2
(4–0, 1–1, 2–1)
Austria Austria Tyrolean Ice Arena
Attendance: 1,180
15 January
18:00
Canada Canada 5 – 1
(1–0, 2–1, 2–0)
United States United States Tyrolean Ice Arena
Attendance: 2,575
17 January
15:45
Finland Finland 4 – 5
(1–0, 2–3, 1–2)
United States United States Tyrolean Ice Arena
Attendance: 1,824
18 January
16:15
United States United States 1 – 7
(0–2, 0–3, 1–2)
Russia Russia Tyrolean Ice Arena
Attendance: 2,124

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals[edit]
20 January
14:15
Russia Russia 5 – 2
(1–0, 1–0, 3–2)
United States United States Tyrolean Ice Arena
Attendance: 1,632
Bronze medal game[edit]
January 21, 2012
14:45
Canada Canada 7 – 5
(3–1, 4–1, 0–3)
United States United States Tyrolean Ice Arena
Attendance: 1,592

Final rank: 4

Luge pictogram.svg Luge[edit]

The United States qualified three male and two female lugers.[1][13]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ty Andersen Boys' singles 40.374 17 40.210 13 1:20.584 15
Tucker West Boys' singles 40.218 12 40.117 10 1:20.335 12
Ty Andersen
Pat Edmunds
Doubles 42.817 3 42.949 4 1:25.766 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Summer Britcher Girls' singles 40.321 5 40.309 3 1:20.630 5
Raychel Germaine Girls' singles 40.856 12 41.324 18 1:22.180 14
Summer Britcher
Tucker West
Ty Andersen
Pat Edmunds
Mixed Team Relay 44.658 1 46.686 1 46.966 1 2:18.310 1st, gold medalist(s)

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

The United States qualified one athlete in Nordic combined.[1]

Athlete Event Ski jump Cross-country Final
Distance Score Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Colton Kissell Individual 67.5m 105.3 13 29:11.6 15 32:00.6 13

Short track speed skating pictogram.svg Short track speed skating[edit]

The United States qualified one male and one female short track speed skater.[1]

Individual
Athlete Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Thomas Hong Boys' 500 metres 44.485 1 Q 43.187 2 Q 42.782 4
Boys' 1000 metres 1:30.615 2 Q DNF Did not advance
Sarah Warren Girls' 500 metres 48.241 1 Q 47.033 4 qB 48.273 4
Girls' 1000 metres 1:40.397 4 1:45.006 2 QC 1:50.026 11
Mixed
Athlete Event Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank
Team D
 Elisabeth Witt (GER)
 Thomas Insuk Hong (USA)
 Sumire Kikuchi (JPN)
 Yin-Cheng Chang (TPE)
Mixed team relay 4:23.141 4 qB 4:24.360 4
Team E
 Sarah Warren (USA)
 Kei Saito (JPN)
 Lin Yu-Tzu (TPE)
 Josse Antonissen (NED)
Mixed team relay 4:36.208 4 qB 4:30.383 6
Notes

^1 Warren was relegated to the B final after the semifinal, and placed first in the B final. She finished fourth overall.[14]
^2 Warren qualified for the C final after the semifinal, and placed fourth in the C final. She finished eleventh overall.[15]

Skeleton pictogram.svg Skeleton[edit]

The United States qualified one male and two female athletes in the skeleton event.[1]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Anthony Herringshaw Boys' 59.00 59.16 1:58.16 7
Timi Earl Girls' 1:01.04 1:01.04 9
Lizzy Maxwell Girls' 59.50 59.50 7

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

The United States qualified one male and one female athlete in the ski jumping event.[1][3][4]

Individual
Athlete Event 1st Jump 2nd Jump Overall
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
William Rhoads Boys' individual 59.0m 86.4 63.0m 95.0 181.4 19
Emilee Anderson Girls' individual 59.5m 85.1 65.5m 101.0 186.1 9
Ski Jumping/Nordic combined Mixed team
Athlete Event 1st Round 2nd Round Total Rank
Emilee Anderson
Colton Kissel
William Rhoads
Mixed team 205.7 230.5 436.2 11

Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding[edit]

The United States qualified one male and one female snowboarder each in the men's and women's half-pipe and slopestyle competitions.[1][3][4]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Finals
Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Ben Ferguson Boys' halfpipe 88.00 33.75 3 Q 90.25 93.25 1st, gold medalist(s)
Boys' slopestyle 80.50 90.25 1 Q 90.25 87.50 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Max Raymer Boys' halfpipe 47.00 48.50 10 Did not advance
Boys' slopestyle 74.25 80.75 2 Q 39.25 85.00 5
Arielle Gold Girls' halfpipe 88.50 27.00 1 Q 90.00 86.50 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Girls' slopestyle 77.50 72.50 4 Q 71.75 69.00 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Indigo Monk Girls' halfpipe 45.00 46.75 8 q 59.25 54.50 5 Did not advance
Girls' slopestyle 65.75 77.25 5 55.00 50.00 5

Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating[edit]

The United States qualified one female speed skater.[1]

Athlete Event Heats Finals
Time Rank Time Rank
Clare Jeong Girls' 3000 metres 4:54.04 8
Girls' mass start 6:11.73 13

See also[edit]

References[edit]