The Competition Starts in Laiwu

The Team Marches in the Opening Ceremony

7:36am CDT (10:36pm China Time) – This afternoon’s competition was kicked off with an opening ceremony with local officials. What we thought were fireworks were actually confetti canons. The crowd here is much more substantial than in Beijing and at this moment, we’re being featured on the local news, so there is potential for even larger crowds tomorrow, when we ski in the morning and afternoon. The skiing this afternoon went well and we’re currently ahead by 2 whole points. If we ski clean, there’s a chance we could hold on to that lead!

Mad-City's Team USA in Laiwu

 

 

Gary with the Officials

 

The Crowd and Confetti

 

Mad-City's 4-Tier in front of the Mountains

 

Sky Skiing in front of the Mountains

 

The Ballet Line and the Press

 

The Ballet Line on the Water

 

Helis in front of the Mountains

 

Flip Heli Flip

 

Ann Swiveling

 

Kristen on the Water

 

The Air Show Up Close

 

Planes on the Water

 

Ann, Arik, Russ & Dan with a Guard

 

Ann with some Fans

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