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Freeskiing Halfpipe and Slopestyle Wrap Up Rev. Tour Action

02/11/2014

SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (Feb. 11) – Freeskiing took center stage for the second half of the Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort, and the high-flying competitors did not disappoint. Despite low visibility early on, Thursday’s halfpipe skiing event went big, with Jake Cummings (Vail, CO) and Jeanee Crane-Mauzy (Park...

Logan Lands Slopestyle Silver in Olympic Debut

02/11/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 11) – Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) made history Tuesday earning a silver medal in the thrilling debut of slopestyle skiing at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. A solid first run shot Logan into second behind Canadian Dara Howell, who went on to win the first-ever gold medal with her teammate Kim Lamarre taking...

Voisin Out for Slopestyle

02/07/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) - Team USA slopestyle skier Maggie Voisin suffered an injury to her right ankle after falling on a rail feature Friday. The injury will keep her out of Tuesday's Olympic slopestyle debut. Voisin, 15, a student at the USSA Team Academy, was one of the top qualifiers in the battle for spots on the debut Olympic...
Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour’s Second Stop Shifts to Mammoth

01/31/2014

MAMMOTH LAKES, CA (Jan. 28) — The Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour has announced that the second stop on its three-stop tour will relocate from Boreal to Mammoth Mountain, California. The freeskiing and snowboarding event will still take place on Feb. 23-28 and will feature men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle competitions for both...

The North Face Honored For Freeskiing Campaign

01/29/2014

DENVER (Jan. 29) – The North Face, one of the most recognizable global outdoor brands, is being honored by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and SnowSports Industries America (SIA) for its work with the new Olympic sport of freeskiing. The North Face was named as the 2014 recipient of the Doc DesRoches Award for its integration of...

Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour Kicks off at Seven Springs

01/28/2014

SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (Jan. 28) - For the second year in a row, North America’s premier amateur snowboarders and freeskiers kick off the Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Mountain Resort. The event will be the first of three on the Rev Tour this season and will feature men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle...

Goepper Back-to-Back X Games Gold

01/26/2014

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 26) – Olympian Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) became the first man since 2004 to win back-to-back slopestyle skiing gold medals at X Games on Sunday, just two weeks from the sport's Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia. McRae Williams (Salt Lake City) took silver and Norway’s Andreas Håtveit bronze. Fifteen-year-old Olympian Maggie...

Wise and Bowman Land X Games Gold

01/24/2014

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 24) – Olympians David Wise (Reno, NV) and Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) both grabbed X Games gold at the halfpipe skiing final in Aspen Friday night, just a few weeks before the historic halfpipe skiing debut at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. It was Wise’s third-straight gold medal at X Games Aspen, while it...

Additional Freeskiing Athletes Set For Sochi

01/21/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 21) – Five additional freeskiing athletes were nominated by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to be a part of the Olympic debut of halfpipe and slopestyle skiing. In addition, skicross athlete John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) was nominated to the team, following his win in the final Olympic qualifying World Cup last week...

First Olympic Halfpipe and Slopestyle Athletes Announced

01/18/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Freeskiing took another historic step towards its Olympic debut as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of 11 halfpipe and slopestyle skiing athletes Saturday night at the conclusion of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face. The events will be contested for the first...

Currier and Blunck Clinch Spots

01/18/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) and Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) join David Wise (Reno, NV) on the first-ever Olympic team for halfpipe skiing after taking first and second Saturday at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) took third in the fifth and final qualifier event. Nominations for...

VanLaanen Lands Sochi Spot

01/18/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Angeli VanLaanen (Bellingham, WA) secured her spot on the first-ever Olympic team for halfpipe skiing Saturday with her win at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) put down another impressive run finishing second with double-threat Devin Logan (West Dove, VT) in third. The rest of first-...

Freeskiing Pioneer Looks to Future

01/18/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Freeskiing champion Jen Hudak, a six times X Games medalist and the face of her sport of halfpipe skiing since it burst onto the Olympic stage, is on the sidelines this weekend with a knee injury that will keep her from realizing her Olympic dream. Hudak, who had recently staged a dramatic comeback following a knee...

Kenworthy Claims Olympic Spot

01/18/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) claimed a spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle skiing Saturday with his second-place finish at the final event of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Tour at Park City. Local favorite Joss Christiansen (Park City, UT) stomped the victory in front of a crowd of family and...

Herman Headed to Sochi

01/18/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Keri Herman (Bloomington, MN) clinched her spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle skiing with her second-place finish Saturday morning at the fifth and final Olympic qualifier at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. Julia Krass (Hanover, NH) took the win on the Kings Crown slopestyle course while...

Sigourney Set for Sochi

01/17/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) became the second U.S. woman to secure an Olympic halfpipe team spot at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix, where Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) took the victory. Americans Alex Ferreira (Aspen, CO) and Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) shook up the men’s standings, finishing second and third...

Schlopy Wins and Brown Clinches

01/17/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 17) – Alex Schlopy (Park City, UT) landed two incredible runs in front of his hometown crowd to take the victory Friday at the fourth slopestyle Olympic qualifier at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) finished second and by doing so mathematically secured his spot on the first-ever U.S....

Logan Seals Sochi Spot

01/17/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 17) – U.S. Freeskiing double-threat Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) mathematically clinched her spot on the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle skiing Friday with her impressive victory at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. Canadians Dara Howell and Kaya Turski couldn’t surpass Logan’s 87.40 she scored on the King’s...

Teller Seals Final Olympic Qualifier

01/17/2014

VAL THORENS, France (Jan. 17) – John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) muscled his way to victory at the final skicross Olympic qualifier at the FIS World Cup in Val Thorens. It was the best U.S. result of the season after Teller placed 11th in a race in Val Thorens in December. Victor Oehling Norberg of Sweden and Canadian David Duncan filled out the...

Live Coverage of Final Ski and Snowboarding Qualifiers

01/16/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 17) – With final Olympic selection just days away, fans of skiing and snowboarding will have over 20 hours of broadcast coverage and streaming this weekend. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) will be offering America a front row seat for the final stretch of the journey to Sochi with live coverage of U.S....

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