Breck’s Herman on to World Championship slopestyle finals |

Breck’s Herman on to World Championship slopestyle finals

Keri Herman, bronze medal winner at the Winter Xgames Women's Skiing Slopestyle plays to the crowd during a press conference.

Breckenridge skier Keri Herman already has a case full of medals – X Games, Dew Tour, nearly everything in the sport of freeski slopestyle.

Today, she’ll have the chance to be one of the first athletes ever to earn a slope medal in the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, held this week at Deer Valley in Park City, Utah.

Herman qualified fourth in Wednesday’s elimination round and heads into today’s final in a solid position to move onto the podium.

All eight Americans in the field advanced to the finals with X Games gold-medalist Sammy Carlson coming in second on the men’s side.

Gus Kenworthy, another Breck skier who’s originally from Telluride, was eighth in the men’s qualifying and will also be in today’s final.

Other U.S. skiers to move on were John Strenio, Alex Schlopy, Devin Logan, Ashley Battersby and Megan Olenick of Aspen.

Herman won a silver medal at the X Games last weekend, finishing behind only Kaya Turski of Canada, who qualified in third on Wednesday. Herman was also the runner-up in the 2010 X Games and at the season-opening stop of the Winter Dew Tour at Breckenridge in December. She was also the silver medalist at Winter X Games Europe.

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