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Murphy scored a disappointing 72.72 in his first run of the finals, landing unsteadily on the second jump. That score wasn't good enough to advance him to the next round, thus eliminating him. Despite the result, he had an entire community cheering him on in his hometown of Bethel, Maine.
Murphy placed fourth (80.95) out of 30 competitors in the first qualifying round — 14.51 for time, 14.75 for air and 51.7 for turns. He has advanced to Monday's finals.
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This is Troy Murphy's first Olympics. Most recent World Cup ranking was 12th (2017/18).
BIRTHDAY: June 13, 1992 (25 years old)
HOMETOWN: Bethel, Maine (born in Kennebunk, Maine)
SCHOOL: Gould Academy Competition Program '10; University of Utah and Utah State University
CLUB/PRO TEAM: Park City Freestyle Team
HOBBIES: Backcountry skiing, mountain biking, skateboarding, camping and photography
FUN FACTS: Dad built a homemade rope tow in the backyard so he could practice jumps after the mountain closed for the day. Began competing in moguls at age 11.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: '14 World Cup Rookie of the Year for moguls; six top-10 finishes during 2016/17 World Cup season; 11th in dual moguls at '17 Worlds in Sierra Nevada, ESP; 11th in moguls at '15 Worlds in Kreischberg, AUT
OTHER CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 6th in moguls at '17 FIS World Cup
► NBC Olympics: Troy Murphy Bio