Eric Willett emerged as an unknown, earning a silver medal at the 2010 X Games in Aspen. Since then, he has been on top and regarded as one of the best American men in slopestyle snowboarding. (Josef Šulc)
Jamie Anderson survived fog and wind to take the opening slopestyle event of the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Cardrona.
Accumulating snow and flat light did not faze Chas Guldemond who took third at the Burton US Open slopestyle finals.
Olympians Seth Wescott, Nate Holland, Nick Baumgartner, and Faye Gulini lead a team of 29 top ranked athletes named to the 2013 FIS World Snowboarding Championships Team.
The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix opened its 17th season with slopestyle qualifiers at Copper Mountain today.
The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix will open its 17th season with halfpipe snowboarding and newly added Olympic sport slopestyle snowboarding at Copper Mountain Jan. 9-12.
After extreme blowing winds and snow Chas Guldemond was able to overcome the treacherous conditions and take second at Dew Tour slopestyle snowboarding finals.
The 2013 U.S. Snowboarding team was named at a fan event at Copper Mountain.
Fifteen of the best riders in the world, including TTR halfpipe World Champion Kelly Clark, TTR slopestyle World Champion Chas Guldemond and top slopestyle rider Eric Willett, are utilizing Mammoth's airbag training.
White, Anderson Sweep Slope Gold
Final Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Stop Boasts Big Names at Mammoth Mountain
Kotsenburg Won A Slopestyle Silver At The Winter X Games In Aspen
Mark McMorris won the snowboard big air competition while U.S. Snowboarder Eric Willett finished fourth.
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It's pretty incredible to think a rider like Eric Willett was once an unknown, developing his skills at a once-a-week recreational snowboarding class. But that's how it was for the Breckenridge native. That is until he decided to chase his pro dreams after his 2006 high school graduation. Before long, Willett was making waves at the Burton Global Open Series and grabbing silver in his 2010 X Games debut.
After clinching an impressive 2012 Dew Tour win and an overall third in the Dew Tour rankings, Willett kept his momentum going with a bronze at Euro X Games. In 2013 Willett stayed consistent as he took a top-five spot at X Games Tignes, two big air titles and two second-place finishes on the World Snowboard Tour.
Willet started the 2014 season strong with a ninth-place finish at the Breckenridge Dew Tour, but an unfortunate crash at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix a week later left him with a season-ending injury to his upper back. On the mend and back on snow, Willet is looking to pick up where he left off in 2015.
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