Taylor Gold went from rookie to Olympian in 2014, and with wins at the Copper Mountain Grand Prix and the Burton US Open, Gold is quickly making his mark in halfpipe snowboarding. (Getty Images/Cameron Spencer)
Taylor Gold and Kelly Clark won for the second week in a row, taking Dew Tour halfpipe a week after winning the opening Sprint U.S. Grand Prix
American halfpipe riders dominated an international field during the halfpipe snowboarding qualifiers at the 2014-15 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Copper Mountain, CO.
Taylor Gold, seen here at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, topped a hard-charging crew of young riders Saturday to claim his first victory at the Burton U.S. Open halfpipe final Saturday.
Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson, seen here at the slopestyle snowboarding debut at Rosa Khutor, landed another major slopestyle victory Friday at the Burton U.S. Open.
Two-time Olympic champion Shaun White congratulates new Olympic champion, Iouri ‘I-Pod’ Podladtchikov of Switzerland, after White fell short of the podium, finishing fourth during the men’s halfpipe snowboarding final Tuesday.
Olympic champions Shaun White, Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter led 13 halfpipe and slopestyle athletes nominated to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team.
Scotty Lago, Shaun White and rookie Taylor Gold on the podium after the fourth halfpipe qualifier at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, where Gold punched a ticket to Sochi with his third-place finish Friday.
Veteran rider Danny Davis pulled out a clutch victory in the third halfpipe snowboarding Olympic qualifier Friday at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain.
The nation’s top snowboarding athletes continue the fight for Olympic team spots Jan. 6-11 when the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix sets up shop at Breckenridge for halfpipe and slopestyle events.
Rookie rider Taylor Gold led a U.S. sweep with Greg Bretz and Ben Ferguson in the halfpipe final at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper.
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.
Greg Bretz threw down a double Michalchuk and outgunned Shaun White in Saturday’s halfpipe snowboarding final, taking the top spot in the first Olympic qualifier Saturday at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 29 talented athletes who are currently competing at the 2013 FIS Junior World Snowboarding Championships March 3-10 at Erzurum, Turkey.
Day one of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix snowboard qualifiers went off without a hitch at Park City Mountain Resort today and included an appearance by two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White.
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Taylor Gold has posted a slew of impressive results over the last three years. Revolution Tour wins led to major league invites to marquee events like 2013 X Games Tignes and the Burton US Open.
In 2014 Gold went from rookie rider to big-time contender over night. Gold came into the season with an Olympic honed focus, kicking off the season with a third-place finish at the first Olympic qualifier, the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships in Breckenridge, and followed that up with his first major win at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. A second and a third at the final few events of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain sealed his Olympic spot. Not qualifying for the Olympic halfpipe finals was definitely a disappointment for Gold, who was a medal favorite leading up to the games, but a Burton US Open win in front of a local Colorado crowd was a perfect way to end a remarkable season.
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