Chas Guldemond, a long-time leader in snowboarding both on and off the hill, competed as a part of the first-ever U.S. Olympic slopestyle team in Sochi. (Getty Images/Doug Pensinger)
Chas Guldemond rode a strong first run to set himself up for a second career Dew Tour slopesteyle title.
The inaugural slopestyle snowboarding qualification kicked off the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi Thursday. Jamie Anderson (pictured) and Karly Shorr advanced straight to the finals after finishing second and fourth in their heat.
Olympian Jamie Anderson earned silver Saturday at the X Games slopestyle snowboarding final after Norway’s Silje Norendal stomped a smooth run and pushed her out of the top spot.
Olympic champions Shaun White, Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter led 13 halfpipe and slopestyle athletes nominated to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team.
Jamie Anderson mathematically clinched the first spot on the U.S. Olympic slopestyle snowboarding team with her victory Thursday at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White made a big leap towards Sochi Sunday with his third-place finish at the Paul Mitchell Slopestyle at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. Norwegians Staale Sandbech and Torstein Horgmo went one-two.
The race for spots on the 2014 Olympic snowboarding and freeskiing team will continue with broadcast coverage on NBC and NBCSN plus live streaming at each tour stop beginning with this weekend’s event at Copper Mountain.
Top snowboarding athletes from the USA continue their push for spots on the Olympic team at the second of five Olympic qualification events, the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Copper Mountain Dec. 21-22.
X Games gold medalist Chas Guldemond finished fifth and secured the top U.S. spot in the first-ever slopestyle snowboarding Olympic qualifier at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships at Breckenridge Sunday.
Olympic gold medalist Shaun White qualified into the top spot in the slopestyle qualifier Friday at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships, the first-ever Olympic qualification series for slopestyle snowboarding.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Olympic Committee threw a party in Times Square to celebrate the 100 day countdown to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Accumulating snow and flat light did not faze Chas Guldemond who took third at the Burton US Open slopestyle finals.
Jamie Anderson won her fourth career X Games gold taking the slopestyle snowboarding win.
Ty Walker led the USA finishing fifth in women's slopestyle at the FIS Snowboard World Championships.
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Granite stater Chas Guldemond moved to Lake Tahoe in 2005 to seriously pursue professional snowboarding. “After a lot of hitchhiking to the mountain, training everyday and living off of PBJ’s and eggs” he took second at the 2006 U.S. Open. After that, it all fell into place. He sealed his spot as one of slopestyle's biggest names in 2009 after he won the Burton U.S. Open, took the Global Open Tour overall and notched second in the World Snowboard Tour overall slopestyle standings.
The 2012 winter saw Guldemond become the TTR World Champion after taking a win at the Burton Canadian Open and claiming yet another Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix title.
The rampage continued in 2013, and he starting off with a second at the Breckenridge Dew Tour in December and a solid win at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain in January. Then he placed fourth at X Games Tignes and third at the Burton U.S. Open to close off a strong season.
Guldemond came into the 2014 season as a favorite to represent snowboarding slopestyle in its Olympic debut in Sochi. A top American finish at the Dew Tour and a third-place finish at the U.S. Sprint Grand Prix at Mammoth secured his ticket to Sochi, where he finished fifteenth in the historic slopestyle debut.
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