UPDATE: Bradie Brings Home Bronze in Olympics Figure Skating Team Competition

UPDATE: Bradie Brings Home Bronze in Olympics Figure Skating Team Competition

Bradie Tennell of the United States competes during the Figure Skating Team Event in the Ladies Short Program on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 11, 2018, in South Korea. (CREDIT: teamusa.org, Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Kane County’s very own Bradie Tennell will bring home at least one medal — a bronze earned Feb. 11 in the Figure Skating Team Event.

The Carpentersville native did her part, performing near flawlessly in her short program as part of the USA figure skating team that also included Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, Alexa Scimeca-Knierim, Chris Knierim, Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani.

How did they get there? Each team member contributed a strong finish to contribute to the overall point total.

Canada won the gold medal for team figure skating, while Olympic athletes from Russia took second.

There’s a lot of figure skating to come, and more opportunities for Tennell to earn hardware.

SOURCE: teamusa.org

Figure Skating Schedule

SOURCE: Sports Illustrated website

Sunday, Feb. 18 Ice dance short dance 8:00 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 19 Ice dance free dance 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 20 Ladies short program 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 22 Ladies free skate 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 24 Exhibition gala 7:30 p.m.

Bradie’s Backstory

Carpentersville’s Bradie Tennell is representing the USA in the figure skating competition of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Tennell entered the Olympic conversation when she medaled at her grand prix debut in November, and then won the 2018 U.S. title lights out.

If you haven’t caught her Cinderella story yet, read this Kane County Connects post or check out this excellent profile in the Chicago Tribune.

You can watch Bradie in the women’s figure skating competition. Here’s a link to the NBC TV listings schedule for figure skating, and you can see the schedule in graphic form above.

Tennell will be competing alongside Mirai Nagasu of Arcadia, CA, and Karen Chen of Freemont, CA. The three women will seek Team USA’s first Olympic women’s figure skating medal in 12 years.