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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....

O.A.R. to Perform at Grand Prix

01/16/2014

PARK CITY, UT (January 16) – Musical act O.A.R. will be headlining a free concert Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort. The concert, which will be highlighted in NBC’s coverage of the Olympic team naming, will feature the chart-topping group performing their hits in the lead up to the Olympic...

Wise Clinches Sochi Spot

01/12/2014

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 12) – David Wise (Reno, NV) clinched a nomination to the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team Sunday with his victory in the snowy halfpipe final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by the North Face at Breckenridge. Adverse weather forced officials to reschedule the halfpipe final twice, but the...

Bowman Bound for Sochi

01/12/2014

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 12) – Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) clinched a nomination to the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team Sunday with a win in the halfpipe final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face at Breckenridge. Adverse weather at the venue forced FIS officials to reschedule the finals twice, and snow...

Halfpipe Skiing Finals Postponed to Sunday

01/11/2014

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 11) – Challenging weather conditions from a weekend storm that dumped eight inches of new snow on the venue at Breckenridge have forced a variety of cancelations and postponements at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. The International Ski Federation jury for freeskiing has moved the halfpipe skiing event to Sunday at 9:30 a.m....

Weather Shines on Brown and Herman at Breck

01/10/2014

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 10) – A potent storm brought heavy snow and limited visibility to the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Breckenridge, forcing a jury decision to cancel the Visa U.S. Freeskiing slopestyle skiing finals scheduled for Friday. According to FIS Freestyle rules, qualification results stand in as official results, putting local skier...

Breckenridge Grand Prix Schedule Change

01/10/2014

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 10) – Challenging weather conditions and new snow have prompted officials to move the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix halfpipe finals up a day to Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10:00 a.m. MST. This decision was reached in order to achieve the greatest opportunity for success on Saturday, by keeping all manpower and resources at the...

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