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Anderson Wins Fourth US Open Title

03/07/2015

VAIL, CO (March 7, 2015) — Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) earned her fourth slopestyle win at the 33rd annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI taking home $45,000 and the 2015 US Open slopestyle title. Eric Beauchemin (Mont Blanc, MI) finished sixth in the most progressive men’s slopestyle competition ever.

Record Global Impact for Sprint Grand Prix

03/05/2015

PARK CITY, UT (March 5, 2015) – America’s longest-running winter action sports series, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, wrapped up last weekend at Park City Mountain Resort with historic athletic results and record television viewers worldwide. The event’s premier broadcast, airing on NBC, was up 20% over last year’s Grand Prix heading into the...

Mammoth Mountain to Host U.S. Rev Tour Finale

03/04/2015

PARK CITY, UT (March 3, 2015) – The fourth and final stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour has been rescheduled and moved from Mt. Hood Meadows, OR to Mammoth Mountain, CA Mar. 17-20. Mammoth, hosted a successful third stop of the U.S. Revolution tour and will have their world class Main Park slopestyle course and 22ft halfpipe on point for the tour...

2015 Junior Worlds Team Announced

03/03/2015

Park City, UT (Mar. 4, 2015) – Ten U.S. Rookie team riders, including three-time U.S. Revolu-tion Tour halfpipe winner Maddie Mastro (Wrightwood, CA), will lead a team of 30 riders competing at the 2015 FIS Junior World Championships March 8-16 in Yabuli, China. Every athlete on the 2015 Junior Worlds team came through the USASA system, with...

Play Positive Poll: Respecting Opponents

03/03/2015

Name calling, refusing to shake hands, fake fouls and fights during games are just a few acts of poor sportsmanship we see in all levels of sports.  As a positive sport parent or coach, we want to teach kids good sportsmanship, including respecting opponents. There are several important lessons to teach kids when it comes to respecting...

Reiter Podiums in Ashikawa

03/02/2015

ASHIKAWA, Japan (Mar. 1, 2015)—On a snowy day in Ashikawa, Japan, Olympian Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO) took home his best FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup result, nabbing second place at the parallel slalom on Saturday.

Americans Take Three Grand Prix Halfpipe Podiums

03/01/2015

PARK CITY, UT (March 1, 2015)—Even with fresh snow on Park City Mountain Resort’s halfpipe, the Americans were able to pull off a successful day in front of the home crowd at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix snowboard halfpipe comp. Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) took the win—her second FIS World Cup victory of the season—while Arielle Gold (Steamboat...

Grand Prix Podium Sweep at Park City

02/27/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 27, 2015)—The skies were grey and the light flat, but it didn’t matter, as the men threw down an unbelievable podium sweep at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Park City, UT. Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO) walked away with the Paul Mitchell snowboard slopestyle win, Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) took second and Eric Beauchemin (...

Successful Qualis Sends 8 to Finals in Park City

02/26/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 26, 2015)—Thursday marked the end of successful qualifiers for the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, with Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT), Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO), Taylor Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO), Jake Pates (Eagle, CO), Brett Esser (Breckenride, CO), Matt Ladley (Steamboat Springs, CO), Gabe Ferguson (Bend, OR) and Greg...

Four Riders Advance to Grand Prix Slope Finals

02/25/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 25, 2015) – Snowboarding Sprint U.S. Grand Prix finale action kicked off Wednesday in the King’s Crown terrain park at Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) with the Paul Mitchell snowboard slopestyle qualifications. Karly Shorr (Milford, MI), Eric Willet (Breckenridge, CO), Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) and Eric Beuchemin (Grand...

What Could You Buy For Your Team With $2500?

02/23/2015

New sports equipment, travel to tournaments, uniforms, player sponsorships, upgrades to your facility. How would $2,500 help your youth sports team?

The Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Pledge Spring season is open. Now is your chance to earn $2,500 for your youth sports team!

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First World Cup Podiums for Beauchemin and Jenson

02/21/2015

STONEHAM, Quebec (Feb. 21, 2015) – Eric Beauchemin (Grand Blanc, MI) took third place in men’s big air and Jessika Jenson (Rigby, ID) second in slopestyle, each earning their first career World Cup podiums at the FIS Snowboarding World Cup in Stoneham, Quebec.

Grand Prix Finale Set for Park City

02/20/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 23, 2015) – The final stop on the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour will take place Feb. 25- Mar.1 at Park City Mountain Resort. 2014 Olympic medalists Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), David Wise (Reno, NV), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA), Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO), Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and Kelly Clark (West Dover...

10 Ways To Respect Opponents

02/17/2015

Good sportsmanship starts with respecting your opponents. Remember: without opponents, there would be no game at all!

Respecting opponents is something that both parents and coaches hope kids learn while participating in youth sports. But what does one do to show respect for opponents?

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Pates Leads U.S. Sweep at Rev Tour

02/14/2015

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 14, 2015) – The U.S. Snowboarding rookie team cleaned up at the third stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour in Mammoth Mountain, CA, Feb. 10-13. Jake Pates (Eagle, CO), Redmond Gerard (Dillon, CO) and Chandler Hunt (Park City, UT) swept the podium in men’s slopestyle. Brett Moody (Anchorage, AK) and Julia Marino (Westport...

FIS World Cup Cross Events Canceled

02/13/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 13, 2015) – The USANA Health Sciences International Cross Cup FIS skicross and snowboardcross World Cup schedule for Mar. 4-8 at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has been canceled. Squaw Valley has just received more than two feet of snow, however the amount of snow needed to build the World Cup courses is significant, and the...

Practice the Golden Rule in Youth Sports

02/09/2015

Chances are you and your kids have witnessed good sportsmanship: football players meeting at mid-field to shake hands, soccer players trading jerseys after the game, or hockey players lining up for post-game high fives.   

And when we think of “sportsmanship”, we oftentimes think of these moments and the idea that we should respect our...

Final Mammoth Grand Prix Events Canceled

02/07/2015

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 7, 2015) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle skiing and halfpipe snowboarding events scheduled for Feb. 7 at Mammoth Mountain, CA have been canceled due to adverse weather conditions. Olympic medalists Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) and Nick Geopper (Lawrenceburg, IN) were all...

Mammoth Grand Prix Events Postponed

02/05/2015

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 5, 2015) – Due to inclement weather in the Sierra Nevada mountains, women’s and men's halfpipe snowboarding and slopestyle skiing qualifications at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix have been postponed.

“Because of the high winds, we decided to postpone both events,” said event organizer Eric Webster. “We want to...

First Grand Prix Wins for Beauchemin and Langland

02/04/2015

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 4, 2015) – Eric Beauchemin (Grand Blanc, MI) and Hailey Langland (San Clemente, CA) took home top honors in slopestyle snowboarding at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, each nabbing the first major wins of their careers.  Wind was a major factor in the competition, resulting in an abbreviated women’s event and a challenging...

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