Berwick native Jayson Terdiman gets final practice in before Wednesday

By DJ Eberle - [email protected] | February 12th, 2018 11:16 pm

TERDIMAN’S SCHEDULE

Wednesday — Men’s Doubles Heat 1, 6:20 a.m.; Men’s Doubles Heat 2

Thursday — Team Relay, 7:30 a.m.

ON TV

Wednesday

NBC

3-5 p.m. — Luge: Men’s Doubles Gold Medal Final; Nordic Combined: Men’s Individual Normal Hill/10 km Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

9:30-11:30 a.m. — Luge: Men’s Doubles Gold Medal Final; Skeleton: Women’s Training

Thursday

NBC

1:05-2 a.m. — Luge: Team Relay Gold Medal Final; Biathlon: Men’s 20km Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

9:30 a.m.-Noon — Luge: Team Relay Gold Medal Final; Speedskating: Men’s 10000m Gold Medal Final

Jayson Terdiman and Matt Mortensen got in their final prep ahead of their Pyeongchang debut Monday and Tuesday.

And they did so with flying colors.

After recording the fourth-fastest time in both the first (46.502 seconds) and second (46.583) training runs on Sunday, the duo turned it up a notch in the final practice runs.

Their third run was much of the same — another fourth-place finish — but it was their fastest time. The Berwick native’s sled came down the Olympic Sliding Centre second in 46.296.

Their fourth run, however, was a statement. While they didn’t record their best time — 46.319, and just 0.099 off the first-place German duo of Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken — it was the second-fastest run of the round.

The run even piqued the interest of the NBC commentators, who recapped the Monday’s training runs with, “And the USA, Mortensen and Terdiman, they’ve put a stake in the ground. They’ll be in the medal hunt as well.”

But Terdiman and Mortensen didn’t escape Tuesday (Monday evening in Pennsylvania) without a scare.

The pair didn’t finish their first run of the morning, crashing shortly after the third split. However, they were OK and would go on to slide in the sixth and final training run, where they would finish with the fifth-fastest time — a 46.379.

Berwick native Jayson Terdiman, back, and teammate Matt Mortensen take a practice run Monday during the doubles luge training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Terdiman-Practice.jpgBerwick native Jayson Terdiman, back, and teammate Matt Mortensen take a practice run Monday during the doubles luge training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Michael Sohn | AP photo
Terdiman gets last practice in before race day

By DJ Eberle

[email protected]

TERDIMAN’S SCHEDULE

Wednesday — Men’s Doubles Heat 1, 6:20 a.m.; Men’s Doubles Heat 2

Thursday — Team Relay, 7:30 a.m.

ON TV

Wednesday

NBC

3-5 p.m. — Luge: Men’s Doubles Gold Medal Final; Nordic Combined: Men’s Individual Normal Hill/10 km Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

9:30-11:30 a.m. — Luge: Men’s Doubles Gold Medal Final; Skeleton: Women’s Training

Thursday

NBC

1:05-2 a.m. — Luge: Team Relay Gold Medal Final; Biathlon: Men’s 20km Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

9:30 a.m.-Noon — Luge: Team Relay Gold Medal Final; Speedskating: Men’s 10000m Gold Medal Final

Reach DJ Eberle at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDJEberle


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