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Family man, mourning teammate compete for gold tonight on WAVE 3 News at 8 p.m.

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A family man, a mourning teammate and a young World Cup champion will all compete for podium spots in tonight's Primetime Olympic coverage on WAVE 3 News.

A self-proclaimed family man, David Wise, will go for the gold in the first ever men's freestyle skiing halfpipe final. Wise, who won three consecutive X Games titles, will compete with fellow team USA member Aaron Blunck.

[SPOILER ALERT: Men's freestyle skiing final results]

In the men's snowboarding cross finals former wax technician Alex Diebold will make an emotional run after the death of his teammate. Chelone Miller, the brother of Olympic Alpine skier and bronze medalist Bode Miller, died April 29, 2013 after suffering a seizure.

[SPOILER ALERT: Men's snowboard cross final results]

Lauryn Williams is no stranger to track, but the bobsled track is something new. On the running track Williams took home the gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics and silver in 2004. In Women's Bobsled, Williams will be riding with teammate Elana Meyers, who took home bronze from Vancouver in 2010. Meyers has shifted forward from brakeman to the driver's seat.

[SPOILER ALERT: Women's Bobsled results]

Alpine skier and American phenom Mikaela Shiffrin will debut in the giant slalom event after becoming the 2013 U.S. Slalom World Cup champion. At 18, the championship made her the fourth-youngest woman to win a World Cup and the sixth-youngest woman to win any World Cup title.

[SPOLIER ALERT: Women's alpine skiing final results]

For complete coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics, click here. To see a full schedule of Tuesday's events, click here.

If you're excited by the success of the University of Louisville's women's basketball team, stay tuned after the Olympics for WAVE 3 News at 11:30. Sports director Kent Taylor gets a behind the scenes look at techniques the Cardinal women use during practice. Then stick around for the second episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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