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Tennell, Scimeca Knierim Set to Shine in Team Event

Alexa Scimeca Knierim will also compete as the U.S. looks to catch Canada in the standings

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    Chicago-area native Bradie Tennell will hit the ice for the first time in the Olympics when she competes in the Figure Skating Team Event.

    Tennell, who won the U.S. Women’s Figure Skating Championship earlier this year, was chosen to compete in the Ladies Short Program, which is slated for Sunday morning in Pyeongchang.

    Bradie isn’t the only area athlete that will be competing in the Team Event, as Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim will compete for the second time in the event. The duo competed in the short program on Friday night, finishing in fourth place, and they will hope to put up a better score when they compete in the pairs free skate.

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    In the Team Event, eight different disciplines are tested, with teams earning points based on the finishing positions of their skaters in each event. The team with the most points at the end of the competition is the winner.

    Currently, the United States is in second place with 14 points, thanks to fourth-place finishes by Kneirim and Nathan Chen, who stumbled in the Men’s Short Program. 

    For information on how to catch Tennell and Scimeca Knierim live, click here

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