Trevor Jacob has gone from the Nitro Circus to the Olympic circus in two short years while scoring a World Cup snowboardcross victory in the process. (Getty Images/Cameron Spencer)
Seven snowboardcross athletes, including Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis, have been nominated to the 2014 Olympic team. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Snowboarding)
Lindsey Jacobellis (blue bib) closed out the Olympic selection period for snowboardcross with a third-place finish in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Sunday in Vallnord.
Trevor Jacob rode to his career first snowboardcross victory Saturday in the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Vallnord, putting him in prime position to make the Olympic team with just a month to go before Sochi.
Olympic medalists Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME) and Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton, VT), along with seven-time X Games gold medalist Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA), headline U.S. Snowboarding’s 2013-14 snowboardcross team.
VIDEO: Jacob New National Champion
Snowboardcross newcomer Trevor Jacob wins the Sprint Grand Prix at Canyons Resort. His first career win also earns Jacob the title of U.S. National Champion. Hagen Kearney came in a close second.
Trevor Jacob and Faye Gulini took the top spots and clinched the U.S. titles in the 2013 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Canyons.
Seth Wescott won the USANA Snowboardcross Cup in Telluride, his first victory in four years.
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The multi-talented Trevor Jacob has an impressive resume. He’s popular on the hit series ‘Nitro Circus,’ he’s been invited to the Dew Tour for halfpipe, and is a National snowboardcross champion. At the end of the 2012 season, Jacob decided to stop competing in halfpipe and slopestyle and make snowboardcross his main focus.
Jacob’s full-throttle approach to life has quickly paid off in snowboardcross, because in only his second season on the World Cup tour he landed his first victory in Vallnord, Andorra. That win also nabbed him the first spot on the 2014 U.S. Olympic snowboardcross team. Jacob ended up with a ninth-place finish in Sochi after dominating the majority of his heats leading up to semi finals. Trevor Jacob is just getting started, so be on the lookout for more from this all-or-nothing shredder.
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