Pittsford's Jon Lillis qualifies for the Olympic finals

Feb 17, 2018

Credit Drew Broderick

Pittsford native and Olympic skier Jon Lillis has moved along in his quest for a medal in South Korea.

The 23 year old moved into the freestyle skiing men’s aerial final by nailing his first round jump on Saturday to get into first place and secure one of the six direct qualification spots.

With his performance, Lillis was exempt for having to perform a second jump and immediately qualified for Sunday’s championship round which begin at 6:00 a.m.

The two other Americans failed to qualify for the finals.