Team USA is again in position to medal when the event concludes in PyeongChang on February 12.
Two-time U.S. Champions Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani finished behind Virtue and Moir in second place, retaining the second place spot for Team USA. With a ballerina's grace and diva's range of emotion, Medvedeva also earned the highest component score, 38.23.
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. The team with the most points at the end of the competition is the victor.
Buffalo Grove's Bradie Tennell is beginning her quest for Olympic figure-skating gold in South Korea.
On Friday, Tennell participated in the celebrations and called it the "coolest night" of her life. There, they edged out Japan and Israel and were in first place through the first half of the program until they were unseated by Germany (third place), Canada (second place) and Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation, who landed in first place The Knierims finished the night in fourth place, good for seven points in the team event to bring the United States to 14 points after the first night of competition.
Reigning World bronze medalist Gabrielle Daleman will compete for Team Canada in the free skate of the ladies event. The Americans sit in third place as we enter the final day of the figure skating team competition, set for Sunday night and featuring the free skating events.
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Four-time Japanese Champion Satoko Miyahara skated a clean short program in her Olympic debut, finishing in fourth place with 68.95 points to help Team Japan qualify for the free skate portion of the team event.
U.S. skater Bradie Tennell practises at Gangneung Ice Arena ahead of the women figure skating competition of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 8, 2018.
After two of three days in the figure skating team event, the US sits in third at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Their short dance received a level two for their rhumba and a level three for step sequences, but they receive level four for their twizzles and rotational lift.
The events will be broadcast on NBC and NBCSN, and they can be streamed on fuboTV.
The free dance will conclude the team competition Monday at 12:10 p.m. Korea/ 10:20 p.m. EST Sunday.