Pyeongchang Olympics Freestyle Skiing Men

Brad Wilson runs the course during the men's moguls qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Feb. 9, 2018. 

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While most people in the U.S. were sleeping, Butte's Brad Wilson was competing in the freestyle skiing event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Wilson made it through the second round of qualifying in fourth place with a score of 76.33 and joined fellow Americans Troy Murphy and Casey Andriga in the final Monday evening.

Wilson skied incredibly fast in the final with a full second off of his previous run, however, he appeared to barely make it through the middle section of bumps before flying off the bottom jump and skiing to the finish line in 23.34 seconds. He finished with a score of 62.74 and in 18th place overall.

Canadian Mikael Kingsbury took the gold medal, Australian Matt Graham the silver and Japan's Daichi Hara earned bronze.

Wilson, who lives and trains in Park City, Utah now, was competing in his second Olympics. In 2014 he was unable to record a score after crashing out on the top jump of the event in Sochi, Russia.

Email Lindsay Rossmiller at lindsay.rossmiller@406mtsports.com or follow her on Twitter @LindsayRossmill.

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