Schild, 20, completed her first run in the qualifying round of the women's freestyle moguls on Thursday, and she was excited to know Rochester was right there cheering her on at a viewing party at Bristol Mountain.

Pittsford native Morgan Schild advanced to the finals Thursday night in the women’s freestyle moguls at the PyeongChang Olympics.

Schild came in third place.

She had a crowd of people cheering her on at the place where she got her start.

After her run, Schild spoke to News10NBC via FaceTime.

“I am feeling very confident and part of the nerves have dissipated,” she said.

Schild, 20, completed her first run in the qualifying round of the women's freestyle moguls on Thursday, and she was excited to know Rochester was right there cheering her on at a viewing party at Bristol Mountain.

”Honestly, I’m beyond words the fact that so many people came out 9 o'clock, 10 o'clock at night to cheer me on, Schild said. “It’s unreal. I left when I was 16 and I really didn’t think I had that many fans.”

Both Schild and her parents seemed to be breathing a little easier, and planned to enjoy the Opening Ceremony on Friday night.

News10NBC spoke with Buzz and Lorraine Schild about 20 minutes before their daughter was scheduled to ski.

”At this point any distraction is good,” Buzz Schild said.

“We’re happy you’re calling,” Lorraine Schild said. “We have about 20 minutes to kill. So keep talking.”

Bristol Mountain Ski Resort was busy with activity as dozens of people gathered for a viewing party. This is where Schild got her start as a five-year-old.

“Bristol Mountain is where I got my start,” Morgan Schild said. “I was just that little kid who love to do it, and that’s where my love for the sport kinda was born.”

Schild posted a score of 77.74 and finished third. She placed as the top American finisher, ahead of gold medal favorite Jaelin Kauf.

Two of Schild's teammates, Kauf and Keaton McCargo qualified for the final by placing in the top 10 out of 30 skiers.

Schild will have a chance to medal in the moguls during the finals Sunday morning at 7 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. You can watch the competition streaming live on NBCOlympics.com or on a delay in primetime on News10NBC on Sunday night.