Sixteen-year-old Chris Corning exploded onto the 2016 slopestyle season and managed to walk away with the coveted crystal globe.
Chris Corning (Silverthorne, CO) hit the highlight to an incredibly successful season when he won the final FIS World Cup slopestyle event of the season on Saturday.
U.S. Snowboarding will send a highly-competitive team to Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic for the FIS Freestyle Snowboarding Junior World Championships March 28-April 2.
Chris Corning capped off a successful season with a big air silver medal at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships on Friday.
Chris Corning (Silverthorne, CO) scored a podium finish in slopestyle at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships on Saturday and Karly Shorr (Milford, MI) came in fourth for the ladies.
Twenty three talented American snowboarders are heading to the 2017 FIS Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain March 7-19.
Jamie Anderson scored her 11th Burton US Open podium on Friday, with a second-place finish on the challenging Vail slopestyle course.
U.S. Snowboarding qualified three men into the big air finals on the Olympic jump at the Alpensia Resort in PyeongChang.
Chris Corning claimed his second title at the 2016 FIS Junior World Championships with a big air victory, after also winning slopestyle title on Tuesday.
U.S. Snowboarding has named 27 young, talented athletes to the 2016 U.S. Junior World Championships Team, which kick off March 29 in Sieser Alm, Italy.
Chris Corning finished second in the final snowboard FIS World Cup slopestyle event of the season Sunday and secured the overall World Cup Slopestyle title.
It was all red, white and blue for the snowboarders at the Winter Park stop of the Revolution Tour slopestyle.
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If you don't yet know Chris Corning's name, you will before long--this young ripper out of Summit County, CO is on the come up.
Corning began competing on the U.S. Revolution Tour in 2014, and by early in the 2015 season he hit his first podium. He won the USASA National Championship title in slopestyle that year, and by the 2016 season he was ready to step up to the elite ranks. He started that season with authority, taking home the slopestyle win at the FIS Audi Quattro Winter Games in Cadrona, NZ. With top-ten finishes on the U.S. Grand Prix Tour and at the Burton US Open, another World Cup podium (second at Spindleruv Mlyn), a repeat USASA title, Junior World Championship titles in both slopestyle and big air and the overall FIS Slopestyle World Cup title, it's safe to say that Corning has made a name for himself amongst the world's best.
Corning joins the U.S. Snowboarding Pro Slopestyle team in 2016, with promises of great things to come. He says, "Riding next to all these amazing athletes will push me really hard. I will be able to follow their lead and see how they do it, incorporate what they do into what I do and try to keep up with them." (monsterarmy.com)
Growing up in Denver, CO, Corning had the opportunity to start snowboarding at the age of seven. He eventually moved to Silverthorne, CO, where he has easy access to resorts such as Keystone, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain. Before joining U.S. Snowboarding, Corning trained with the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club.
OFF THE SNOW
When he's not chasing snow around the globe, Corning likes to get on a dirt bike, skateboard and play frisbee golf. He recently started to check out yoga practice with his girlfriend, Jillian Moore.
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