Kleveland scored 89.25 points in second run. Tiarn Collins from New Zealand was second in qualifying heat with the same score as best, but since Kleveland got better score in the first run, Kleveland won the heat.
The five best in each heat proceeded to the final. US Chris Corning enters the final with a favorite stamp after receiving 91.50 points from the referees.
Kleveland, who was the best at training before qualifying, is the only Norwegian to finish on the men’s side. Bendik Gjerdalen was closest to a 7th place in the same heat as Kleveland. All the Norwegian gentlemen were in the same qualifying heat and Markus Olimstad became number nine, while Stian Kleivdal did not make it vote in any of his runs. He became 21st man.
Isak Ulstein did not make a start.
Silje Norendal is Norway’s hope on the women’s side. She runs qualification later on Saturday.