Sixteen-year-old Ty Walker has already appeared, and even turned heads, at numerous major contests, including Grand Prix’s and Burton’s Open events. (Oliver Kraus/FIS)
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Olympian Ashley Caldwell and U.S. Snowboarding Pro Team athlete Ty Walker will headline WInter Jam in New York's Central Park.
Ty Walker led the USA finishing fifth in women's slopestyle at the FIS Snowboard World Championships.
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She may be just 16 years old, but there's no getting past Ty Walker's impact on women's slopestyle. A rising talent since she was seven, Walker already has an impressive list of accolades. In 2011, the young gun took first place in slopestyle at USASA Nationals in the Open Class Division and won the 2011 Roxy Powder Jam at Mammoth Mountain, CA. Other honors include winning the Burton European Open Junior Jam for three consecutive years (2009-11). In 2012 Walker took a step back from competing and hit the snow and gym hard to train up for a potential spot with the Sochi Olympics.
Walker may have turned 16 years old in 2013, but she held the torch for the U.S. women at the FIS World Snowboarding Championship, taking the best U.S. female finish in fifth. She also jumped up six spots on the World Snowboard Tour ranking. That’s not too bad for the pint-sized slopestyle princess!
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